Who We Are

About Lucan Educate Together National School

The journey of LETNS began in February, 1997, when local resident associations in Lucan called a public meeting to discuss the possibility of an Educate Together school. The Educate Together idea was simple: educate children in an all-inclusive environment, with respect for all, irrespective of gender, religion, physical ability, ethnic or social background. A school environment where all children are cherished.

On September 1st, 1997, our school became a reality. Principal Tom Conaty and Assistant Sereen McCormack began teaching their 15 pupils using the Educate Together ideals. Our first home was to be the scout’s hall in Lucan Village.  Within two years, the school had expanded to five teachers and we moved to four port-a-cabins in the grounds of St. Edmundsbury. From there, the school moved to its permanent site in Mount Bellew Way. Behind this brief history of the school’s development and progress, we are mindful of the work and dedication of key people in our school down through the years. They were people who wanted something different for their children and who invested themselves wholeheartedly in pursuit of their dream.

Future Growth

Lucan Educate Together has witnessed phenomenal growth in a relatively short period of time. Enrolment for September 2023 is 400 pupils with a staff of 40.  We aim to keep class sizes small to effectively meet the needs of all and ensure every child reaches their full potential.


Our signposts for the future must be the four pillars of our ethos, about which you can read on these pages, and which sets Educate Together apart as a unique educational option in Irish society. Alongside its growth and development, we must all try to ensure that our school remains a warm, caring and welcome place where each individual child, parent or staff member is respected and valued. Our history shows us that what we have today was built on many little steps along the way. By working together and facing the difficulties and challenges of the early days, a sense of community and ownership has evolved. This sense of community, which is fostered through people working together for a common purpose, was never more essential than in the Irish society of today.

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