Linn Dara School
Linn Dara CAMHS Inpatient Unit,
Cherry Orchard Hospital,
Dublin 10
Telephone: 076 695 6525
Fax: 01 437 0782


Our excellent teaching and support staff at Linn Dara School provide a broad and varied curriculum in collaboration with the student’s mainstream school. We support each student on the courses in which they are enrolled including Junior Certificate, JCSP, Transition Year, Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and FETAC.

Our staff have many years experience working with students in various educational settings and they specialise in the following subjects;

Lisa Bolger:  Geography, English CSPE, SPHE and Resource
Siobhan Boyle:  Irish, English, SPHE and Resource
Anthony Burke:  School Principal
Niamh Denham:  Art, SPHE and Resource
Claudine Devereux:  School Secretary
Jaye Farran:  Horticulture Tutor and QQI Subjects
Pauline Gallagher: QQI Subjects
Colin Granfield:  Business, Maths and Physical Education
Thomas Hilton:  QQI Subjects
Cyril Nolan:  Deputy Principal, English, History, Woodwork, SPHE and Resource
Noirin O’Loughlin:  History and Geography
Adrieli Retke:  Maths and Science
Tracy Shannon:  Special Needs Assistant
Jane Walsh:  Irish, French, Business, Sign Language and Resource

Our teachers care about the educational well-being of our students. We work closely with students, parents, home schools and multidisciplinary teams to develop an educational programme which is individualised, appropriate and enjoyable for each student who attends our school.

Board of Management also employs part time teachers for other curricular areas, when and where required. Our school fosters and promotes continuous professional development; our dedicated teachers attend regular training within the Department of Education and the HSE, which enhances our teaching and the learning experience of our students.

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