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Board of Management 2019-2023


CETNS Board of Management:

Mary Friel Patron Nominee & Chairperson
Martin Kavanagh Patron Nominee
Aedín Ní Thuathail Principal Teacher & Secretary
Conor Daly Teacher Nominee
Isobel Phillips Parent Nominee
Andrew Byrne Parent Nominee
George Maybury Community Nominee
Diarmuid Delaney Community Nominee

To contact the BOM please write to Secretary of the Board of Management, Castleknock Educate Together National School, Beechpark Avenue, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

Updates from Board of Management are sent out periodically throughout the year to all families in the school.

Board of Management Members 2019-2023

Mary Friel – Chairperson & Patron Nominee

Retired Principal with CDETB. Currently doing some work with teachers and SNAs in Restorative Practice. Also, a volunteer Family Mediator through Ballymun Law Centre.

I have a particular interest in athletics and have been involved with the local athletic club Metro St Brigid’s (MSB) for the past 30 years.

Martin Kavanagh – Buidlings/Maintenance & Patron Nominee

A retired Primary School Principal with a wealth of experience in a variety of school settings including DEIS and Special schools.

I have a keen interest in swimming and have coached for many years in this field.

Aedín Ní Thuathail – Staff Nominee & Principal

Principal Teacher at CETNS since September 2008. Qualified from Coláiste Mhuire, Marino and worked as a primary teacher in Dublin.

Worked with the Primary Curriculum Support Programme, now PDST as a Cuiditheoir (Facilitator) supporting schools and promoting best practice in the implementation of the Primary School Curriculum. M.Sc. in Education & Training Management from Dublin City University.

Worked on a variety of education boards over the years.

A keen interest in sports and a life-long commitment to children and their education.

Pat Hough – Staff Nominee & Health and Safety

I am the teacher nominee on the Board. I have been teaching since 1985 with a 16 year break in between where I sold cars,sold finance, managed teams of people collecting from thosei n arrears for a well known credit card company,taught in a second level school and immediately prior to returning to Primary school teaching I worked in “Second Chance Education” with 16 to 22 year olds in Dublin’s North Inner City.

I am a passionate rugby supporter of The Munster variety!I am very excited to serve our whole school community on The Board of Management of CETNS.

Isobel Phillips – Parent Nominee & Planning/Policy

Isobel is a leadership consultant, facilitator, and coach, working across the private, public and not for profit sectors. Originally from England, Isobel has lived in Dublin since 2001. She has two sons, one in second class and one incoming junior infant in 2020.

Andrew Byrne – Parent Nominee & Buildings/ Maintenance

I have 4 son’s enrolled in CETNS - 5th , 4th, 2nd & Junior Infants.I have 13+ years experience with children diagnosed with ASD and various schools relating to same and have lived in the locality since 2001.

Professionally, I am the founder, Chariman and Chief Executive of a multi national group of comapnies specialising in aviation. I am proud to be able to contribute to the Summer Fair donating the helicopter static display.

I’m a qualified aircraft engineer, airworthiness inspector, airline pilot,flight instructor and examiner. I also hold a Bachelors degree of engineering in aircraft technology.

George Maybury – Community Nominee & Treasurer

Serving Garda 1972-2004

First station Blanchardstown

Seconded to AGSI – Association of Garda Sergeants & Inspectors 1987-2004 as General Secretary.

Moved to Public Service Executive Union as Assistant General Secretary 2004-2019

Hold a B.Sc Public Administration from Trinity College

H. Dip Mediation & Conflict Resolution from UCD

Diarmuid Delaney- Community Nominee & Planning/ Policy Development

Graduated from UCD 1990

Graduated from Froebel College of Ed.1998

10 years in mainstream education

13 years in special education

11 years as Principal of Benincasa

Previously served on Executive Committee of NABMSE for 4 years


30 2023
October Bank Holidy
31 2023
Mid-term Break
22 2023
School Closes 12 o'c
25 2023
Christmas Holidays
08 2024
School Re-opens
Castleknock Educate Together NS,
Beechpark Ave,
Dublin 15

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