Sharkey Hill After-School

Our daily After-School Programme is an activity-based care service for children of school-going age. Open from 1.45pm to 5.45pm, children have the chance to participate in a variety of activities:

  • Art-making: we work with a wide range of art-making materials and offer painting, drawing, clay sculpture-making.
  • Baking: kids love to get creative with food!
  • Outdoor play: we encourage a healthy indoor & outdoor activities.
  • Games: for rainy days we have lots of great games to engage all ages
  • Homework: it has to be done–we see to it!
  • Mealtime: we are happy to heat and serve the food children bring.
  • Nature trails in Westport House (weather-permitting)
  • Walks on the Greenway
  • Visits to the local playground
  • NEW! We are delighted to offer a pick-up service for children attending Gaelscoil na Cruaiche. We pick up children at end of school day and walk them to Sharkey Hill.

*All our staff are Buntas trained.

 Cookery/Craft Camps After-School Activity

During the school holidays the After-School organises camps for 5-12 year olds, combining cookery with art and craft projects to suit both boys and girls. The children learn how to follow a recipe, measure out their ingredients, cook their own food and, of course, enjoy eating it! Activities also include team games and art and craft projects.


 The After-School Team

Mary Haran (After-School Leader), Anna Wright and Geraldine Diamond

For further information about our After-School Service, contact Mary on 0876837660 or by email via our Contact form


Sharkey Hill Community Pre-School and After-School operates the Government Subvention Scheme. If you would like to know more about the scheme please feel free to contact us

If you are a parent in receipt of social welfare, FIS, a GP / Medical Card, you maybe entitled to a reduced rate.

Please see our Fees Page for full information