About St Brid's
A Message From

Our Principal

Hello and welcome to the St Brid’s website.

St Brid’s has been providing quality education for children and young adults with SEN within the Mayo region since 1971. We are a child centred open school in the heart of Castlebar, key to our philosophy is having a holistic approach to the education of young people so that their development is rounded.

St Brid’s is in the Tuam Diocese, our patron is Western Care, and our service provider for clinical support is the HSE.

We have a caring highly trained staff who have the young people’s care and dignity at the foremost of their minds. Everyone is respected so that we create a safe environment  where people can reach their full potential. The school is funded by the Department of Education and we tailor and plan the national curriculum to meet the needs of the individual pupil.

We have a transitional programme for our pupils upon leaving St Brid’s into adult services. If you would like to arrange a visit or to discuss a possible enrolment we would be delighted to welcome you into the school.

Our Mission

Adapted Learning Environments

St. Brid’s provides individual education programmes fpr pupils with moderate to severe levels of learning and physical disability and pupils with autistic spectrum disorder.

 St. Brid’s has skilled professional teachers, special needs assistants and nurse support staff working in small classes in specially adapted learnign environments.

Our History

Recognised since 1971

St. Brid’s was officially recognised by the Department of Education in 1971. It was established by Western Care, a voluntary organisation in response to a need to provide children and adolesents who were not being catered for in the state education system.

The school started in rented accomodation in the old Church of Ireland School on the Mall, Castlebar.

After a long campaign, a new school was erected and officially opened in 1981 on Pavilion Road