South Abbey is a diverse, inclusive and welcoming Church of Ireland
National School, which serves the
community of Youghal in county Cork.
Our School has children from various religions, religious denominations and none.
Inclusion and acceptance of children from all backgrounds are integral to the ethos of the school.
We have an excellent culture of mutual respect, good manners and peer support. If you would like to visit us, contact the school by phone or e-mail and we will arrange an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.
Fáilte - Welcome 

South Abbey
National School



The journey starts here. 


Keep updated with all the fun, interesting happenings, that the children are involved in. 


Here you will find the different means of contacting the school. 


Please find all of our different useful documents and policies that make the school environment a safe place. 


South Abbey has a strong and rich heritage for supporting the local community. Find out more here. 


At South Abbey we pride ourselves on the high levels of quality teaching and professionalism from our team. Why not meet them here. 


Here at South Abbey we celebrate the individual and collective achievements of our students through assembly and we also provide the sacramental preparation of communion and confirmation. 

School Activities 

We have a strong culture of extra - curricular activities aimed at holistically developing each of our students. Find out more here.

Student Council 

Our new student council are working hard to help us to make improvements to our school. 

The South Abbey School Uniform

We love our smart school uniform (below). The uniform consists of a grey trousers, white buttoned shirt, navy v-neck jumper and tie (gold and navy stripes). On P.E. days the students wear the school tracksuit bottoms and top (navy with gold piping) with a white polo neck shirt. All items belonging to the uniform are available from WM Nevilles, Youghal. If you are unsure of which day P.E. is on please contact your teacher through the Aladdin app. 
Click the link to bring you directly to the store : https://youghal.ie/organisation/wm-neville/


We have high aspirations for every child and an expectation that they will achieve their potential. We provide an inspirational and creative curriculum, rich in opportunity and full of challenge.  An example of this is our regular visits to our local links to do gardening. Have a look at some of the many things we get up to. 


We understand that every child is precious. An individual blessed with their own unique set of gifts and talents and we work hard to encourage and support each child as they discover where their strengths lie. We do this through a high teacher to student ratio. Meet our team. 


We pride ourselves on our happy, friendly and caring atmosphere, as well as our strong christian ethos, which underpins all that we do. We endeavour to help all our children develop their full potential through working together and celebrating difference. One way we achieve this is through assembly. Why not find out more here.