Carpark Safety Reminder

It has been brought to our attention that double parking and parking on the footpaths and in bus bays is becoming an issue again.  Please find below details of the guidelines for the safe use of our school car park to ensure continued success and safety for all.  If another person is collecting your child(ren), please remind them to adhere to these guidelines also.

  • When walking your child to school, please ensure that you keep to the paths and only cross at the designated red bricked crossing areas. If your child is making their own way from a car/bus to school, remind them of the safest route- do not walk on the road or between parked cars.
  • Parking on footpaths and on zebra crossings is absolutely prohibited as this prevents safe access to the school for pedestrians, in particular the children.
  • Parking is prohibited in the Drop-Off Zone at the black gates; this area is for drop off only and must be kept clear at all times in order to prevent backing up of traffic and ensure access for all.
  • The car park is one way and flows in a clockwise direction, except for the central area.
  • Always drive slowly in the school grounds.
  • All vehicles should be reversed into the spaces and driven out of.
  • If you are dropping off children within the car park, the best way is to turn left immediately after you enter the gate and drive to the top section of the car park.
  • The parking spaces on the left hand side of this top section (adjacent to school) are staff spaces.
  • Parking in the basketball courts of Gael Scoil Chill Dara is not permitted under any circumstances.

With a view to making the car park a safer place for all, please remind and encourage fellow drivers of the safety measures which are in place. If you are concerned about unsafe behaviours in the car park, please contact the office 045 445710 or A copy of the Mobility Management Plan is available on the school website or from the school office.