School History

The present Scoil Mhuire Lacken situated in the parish of Ballintemple is an amalgamation of three schools:

  • Legaginney National School

  • Drumbrade National School

  • Wateraughey National School

 Legaginney National school


Legaginney National School was situated near the site of the present hall – a few hundred yards from St. Micheals Church Potahee. The school closed on August 4th 1950. The stones and other materials including the slates from the school were used to build the Mulligan family home which is situated near the present Scoil Mhuire National School and is pictured above.

Drumbrade National School 

Drumbrade National School was situated near the railway bridge in the townland of Drumbrade. This school also closed on August 4th 1950. The building was renovated and is now the home of the Tierney Family.


Wateraughty  National School

. Wateraughey School was situated in the townland of Wateraughey – near Losset Creamery. The school closed on September 19th 1971. The building was purchased and renovated for use by the Fisheries Board.