Holy Rosary Primary School has changed radically since it opened for its first pupils in 1985. In its first year it had a staff of four and served a local community of three hundred houses. There were few amenities in the area except for the school.
This situation has altered significantly within the last few years, reflecting the economic upturn found elsewhere. A rapid house building programme has resulted in over one thousand private purchase houses being built in the area. As this programme continues, the landscape also changes from rural to urban.
Added to this is a new circumstance; a growing number of the 550 pupils currently enrolled are from countries other than Ireland. The thirty-seven teacher Catholic primary school can now be described as multi-cultural, multi-denominational and caters for pupils from various social and economic strata of Irish society.