The original school was built in the 1840’s and remained in use until the present school was built in 1957. The old building which is close to the present school is a building of strong architectural quality. The new school is a typical example of a two teacher school of the period. Mr. Patrick Haran who taught here from 1969 to 1979 laid out the grounds of the school in a most attractive way. In 1980 Iniscealtra received first place in the All Ireland National School Gardens Competition.
A major extension and refurbishment of the existing school was completed in 2000. Two new classrooms replaced temporary structures and a staff room, new toilets and a storage room were added. All the rooms in the original building received a complete overhaul. This work came about as a result of a major campaign over the previous few years. It would not have come about without the exceptional support shown by the parents of the children in the school and the leadership given by the Irish National Teachers Organisation.
The school takes its name from the island of Iniscealtra, known locally as Holy Island. A monastery was founded here in the sixth century by St. Colm and today there are the ruins of seven churches and a well preserved round tower on the island.
Lakyle National School is a co-educational Catholic primary school committed to creating a happy, safe and supportive learning environment for all children and staff. We work together to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and tolerance in which each child is treated equally.
We endeavour to develop and enhance the self-esteem of our opportunity of our pupils. The school values diversity and hopes to provide each child with the opportunity to further his/her unique and special talents. We enable, encourage and empower our pupils to develop their spiritual, moral, social and intellectual potential and equip them to become lifelong learners.
Lakyle N.S. highly values its partnership with parents and the wider community and strives to develop a sense of responsibility and citizenship among its pupils. We are aware of the place our school holds in local history and respect the cultural traditions of the past, while eagerly embracing the future.