Welcome to our school’s website. We hope to give you a glimpse of our school life and to keep you up to date with our latest news and events.
Our school is situated in the village of Watergrasshill, 10 miles from Cork city. We are a co-educational school with fourteen mainstream teachers and six Learning Support/ Resource Teachers. Currently we have 371 children attending the school.

Mission Statement

In Watergrasshill we strive to make our National School a place of education and development, where each child is cherished and encouraged to reach his/her potential.

School News


A big congratulations to all the boys and girls in 5th & 6th class who made their confirmation on Wednesday 4th March. Each student was extremely well behaved throughout the mass and we all hope ye had a wonderful day! A special thanks to the class...

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Well done to Luke Mason in Watercress for playing rugby at halftime with his team during a recent Munster game! Great stuff Luke and we hope to see you in the green of Ireland soon!!

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Second Class – Ms. Fitzgerald

Ms. Fitzgerald's class celebrated Pancake Tuesday with chef Barry Downey! They also celebrated St Brigid's day art using different fabrics and learning about weight in school.

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Watercress had a fantastic Spa Day, had a very tasty takeaway from Johnnies and also made and ate pancakes on Pancake Tuesday!! Well done all, well deserved!!

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Maths Workshop

A Maths workshop from the Lifetime Lab took place in the school on Wewdnesday February 26th for both 3rd classes and also 5th class. It was called " Mathswork - Primary Maths Workshop". Its aim was to demonstrate and explore a multisensory approach to the...

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Junior Infants – Ms. O’Leary

Junior Infants had great fun learning songs about teddy bears and reading story books about bears. We brought our favourite teddy bears to school and we had a Teddy Bears Picnic. It was lots of fun! We also made and ate pancakes!!...

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Be Active

Be Active ASAP started this week with Ms Garde’s 1st class. The club will run for the next five weeks. Ms O’ Keeffe’s class will take part after the Easter break. The Be Active programme introduces the children to fun physical activity in a safe, familiar...

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