About Our School


St. Louise de Marillac Primary School

St. Louise de Marillac Primary School was founded by the Daughters of Charity in Ballyfermot 60 years ago in 1958.

The Daughters of Charity established the school on Drumfinn Road and its history is intertwined with the history of Ballyfermot. We are proud of our school and community, and our location in an area steeped in culture and tradition.

The school was originally divided into a junior and a senior school under the stewardship of two principals but, in 2011, the junior and senior schools amalgamated. Today, the school caters for girls from Junior Infants to Sixth Class, with infant boys up to First Class. We also have an early-start preschool, which caters for 30 pupils daily.


While St. Louise de Marillac Primary School is a school with a Catholic ethos, providing religious education in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, we respect the diversity of cultures, religious beliefs and traditions of other groups in society and this respect permeates all areas of school life.

We encourage our pupils to be proud not only of their school but also of their community, the area in which they live and learn.

We promote active partnership between home, school and the community.