Near the school is "Knockdrum" stone fort. This is situated on top of Knockdrum Hill. It was used during Bronze Age times and indeed much later ,as a secure and safe place to live in. They could see the enemy ships coming into Castletownshend Harbour from the hill-
Our school area is one which is rich in history. On a hill to the east of the school stands the "Three Fingers". These are 3 standing stones. Long ago there used to be 5 standing stones but one fell and another was removed to the village of Castletownshend a few hundred years ago. It is believed to be in the garden of "Speranza". It is said that these were Giant's Fingers-
The school is located approximately 60km from Cork City.
The nearest town Skibbereen is 4km away.
St Barrahane's Catholic Church is directly across the road from the school.
Our nearest village is Castletownshend which is 1km further along the R596.
Contact us: Castletownshend National School