St. Vincents Primary School


There is a long and beautiful tradition of music in St. Vincent’s Convent Primary School. Throughout the years, the children have benefitted greatly from the emphasis placed on the value of music in education by such visionary and gifted musical educationalists as Sr. Benedicta, Mrs. Catherine McCarthy and Mrs. Eileen Liston. Many generations of children have passed through St. Vincent’s having been part of the award-winning choirs conducted by these brilliant and inspiring choral conductors. The wonderful tradition is still strongly in evidence today as we work on developing the children’s musical abilities. A strong focus on music appreciation in a variety of genres and the use of varied musical approaches continues to pervade the atmosphere in St. Vincent’s.


Singing is a staple at the many religious and secular occasions held in St. Vincent’s each year. The Senior Choir, made up of girls from 4th and 5th class, sing for the First Confession and Communion every year, conducted by Betty Fitzgerald, and assisted by Ms. Leslie Ann Matthews. The 6th class girls are beautifully prepared to sing the hymns and responses for their Confirmation mass each year.


The ability to play a musical instrument opens up a world of opportunities for children as well as teaching them the invaluable skills of collaborating, theoretical music skills and music appreciation. A specialist instrumental teacher, Betty Fitzgerald, works with all girls from 2nd to 6th class for 45 minutes per week, teaching them to play the descant recorder.

Cór Fhéile na Scol

Each year, St. Vincent’s enter the maximum amount of items allowed in the Cór Fhéile. The atmosphere created by non-competitive performances is very special and the girls enjoy participating when their turn comes around.