In 1964 the Right Reverend Monsignor Micheal Maloney founded The John F. Kennedy Memorial School. The School is named after the famous American President who visited Ireland in 1963. On the last day of his visit President Kennedy addressed thousands of people in Limerick. Monsignor Moloney was very impressed by him. In November that year President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas Texas. Monsignor Moloney decided to name the new primary school in his memory.
Many members of the Kennedy family have visited the school in that time including Jean Kennedy Smyth, sister of J.F.K. and in more recent times Rory Kennedy, daughter of Bobby Kennedy and niece of J.F.K.
We are very proud of our connection with the Kennedy Family.
Our school is a senior boys' primary school. In 2012, an entirely new school was opened following the demolition of the original buildings which served so well for 48 years.
Former principal, Mr Bill Reidy served in the school for 45 years as teacher and principal. The other Principal teachers were Mr Biil Cummins, Mr Frank Davis, Mr Micheal O'Fatharta and Mr Dálach Carey. The current principal is Ms Theresa O' Sullivan. Our School was fifty years old in 2015. We had big celebrations to mark the event.
Ar aghaidh linn go caoga bliain eile!