City Quay National School is a co-educational primary school educating around 160 children in Dublin’s south inner city. We teach children from Junior Infants to 6th Class. The school is under the patronage of the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin.

The principal is Mr Richie Hoban.

The deputy principal is Ms Ruth Horan.

To contact us :

The school number is 01-6713754.

Our school email is cityquayns@hotmail.com

Our postal address is City Quay N.S, Gloucester Street South, Dublin 2.

Application for enrolment forms can be found here


In 1974 it was decided that City Quay Boys School and Townsend St. Girls School should amalgamate. A new school was constructed in the site of the old Boys School, which was originally built in the late 19th century. This project was co-funded by the Department of Education and The Mercy Sisters. The school, as we know it today, opened its doors on September 1st 1977. Today the school continues to be a vibrant place where local and international pupils are welcomed and valued.

Child safe-guarding

Please click on the link below to read our school’s policy on Child Safeguarding.

Child Safeguarding Statement



We are located on Gloucester Street South, Dublin 2.



From North Quays: Cross over the Matt Talbot Bridge, proceed straight through the traffic lights on to Moss Street and take the first left on to Gloucester Street South.

From Pearse Street: Turn right at the railway bridge on to Mark Street. At the T junction turn right on to Townsend Street  and immediately left on to Prince’s Street South. Take the next left on to Gloucester Street South.

Travelling by DART: At Tara Street Station turn right down George’s Quay. At the corner of George’s Quay and Moss Street turn right and take the first left on to Gloucester Street South.