Sooey N.S. is a five-teacher primary school located on the R284 between Ballygawley and Riverstown in County Sligo. The current enrolment is 127. The present school building was constructed in 1956 but several changes been made to the original building over the years, not least the newest extension which is now home to Ms. Tuohy’s 1st and 2nd Class children. The school also employs a full-time resource and learning support teacher and a full-time SNA.
The word Sooey means ‘sorrel’ which refers to a wild flower that can be found commonly throughout Ireland in all types of grassy habitats. We have incorporated the sorrel into our school crest.
The official Irish name for our school is ‘Scoil Freastógála na Maigdine Muire’ which means ‘School of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary’ and was taken from the name of the nearby parish church.