About our School

Welcome to St Mary’s Boys’ National School, Ferrybank, Waterford. We are an all boys school based in Ferrybank on the north bank of the River Suir in Waterford city.

Our classes go from Junior Infants to 6th Class. The school has an administrative principal, 8 class teachers and 5 Special Education Teachers. St. Mary’s BNS is a Catholic school but the enrolment policy of the school allows for children of other faiths and none to enrol.

The work of the school is conducted in an atmosphere of tolerance and respect for religious differences.

The Board of Management of St Mary’s BNS is supported by the Parents’ Association.

Celebrating 50 Years


These poems were composed by the boys in 6th Class in 2009 to mark the 50th anniversary of the present school building. Click on each to view/download:

School Plaques

The photos of the plaques show both the original (1897) and present (1959) school buildings.




Please note that all photographs on this site are and remain the property of St Mary’s Boys’ National School, Ferrybank. No one has permission to copy, use or reproduce any of them without permission of St Mary’s BNS, Board of Management.