St. Mary’s Boys’ National School, Maynooth

Woodvale Construction Company were appointed the main contractor for demolishing the existing school and constructing a new build replacement school for St. Mary’s Boys’ National School, Maynooth, a large suburban school situated on the edge of Maynooth town centre. The school caters for pupils at all class levels, from junior infants to 6th class and has an enrolment of over 600 pupils.

The works were undertaken in a live school site requiring significant coordination and collaboration with the school management and staff with diligent traffic management and access arrangements to minimise disruption. This was a complex, multi-phased project requiring extensive civil works.

Phase I

Relocation of existing temporary accommodation and installation of additional temporary classrooms. Segregation of construction works. Alternative playgrounds were provided in the neighbouring University and nearby Special Needs School.

Phase II

Commencement of construction, the new school footprint is located on the original playground. The new buildings have a combined gross floor area of 4,300 m².

Key Features:

  • 3 storey Primary School with 24 classrooms
  • School Administration Suite
  • Single storey 2 classroom Special Needs Unit with ancillary support rooms, sensory and hygiene rooms and a dedicated sensory garden
  • Sports Hall
  • 3G and MUGA Pitch
  • Ball Wall

Phase III

  • Demolition of the original school building and associated site works
  • Outdoor Classroom
  • External Playground
  • 3 No hardball courts
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Bin Compound
  • Car parking and set down zone
  • Fencing, Landscaping, and associated groundwork

The school remained fully operational during the construction period.

Key Project Information
Architect Todds Architect
Extra Information
Location Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Sectors Education
"We could not be happier with our new school building. The team at Woodvale have given us something truly special and we are very grateful for their dedication and commitment to the project and our school."
Daniel Kirwan, Principal