Welcome to the Gortnor Abbey website. We are a Christian Co-educational Secondary School based in Crossmolina Co. Mayo. In keeping with the Jesus and Mary Ethos, we are committed to the holistic development of each individual in our community by empowering each person to grow in justice, honesty, respect and loyalty to self, family, school and community. We aim to help all students to achieve full potential at their studies and do that by providing an atmosphere where religious belief, a sense of responsibility, self- confidence, self-esteem and self-identity are developed. We promote an appreciation of Heritage, Culture and the Environment through encouraging participation in all facets of school life – spiritual, academic, sporting, social and cultural.

Photo Principal John Mangan

Gortnor Abbey Admissions

Gortnor Abbey Secondary School is a non-fee paying, grant-aided co-educational Voluntary Secondary School under the trusteeship of The Le Chéile Schools Trust.

Our Application Procedure

Enrolment application forms are available to download on our website, to return via email, or at other times from the school office.

Completed application forms must be returned to the school office by a date to be decided in each calendar year.  This date will be clearly indicated on the enrolment form.

Our enrolment policy is available on our website and we encourage you to become familiar with our procedures.

More information

Required information from Parents/Guardians:

  • Pupil’s Name, Address, Date of Birth, Nationality and Ethnicity, Religious affiliation, PPS Number, Long form of Birth Certificate, medical card if family or pupil is the holder of one
  • Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Names, Addresses and telephone numbers (including work numbers)
  • Restrictions regarding pick-up rights
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Mother tongue
  • Emergency telephone contact number
  • Any special medical condition/need
  • Details of any disability or special educational needs
  • Primary school(s) attended
  • Siblings currently attending Gortnor Abbey

News and Notification


School Secretary/ Clerical Officer

Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Gortnor Abbey invites applications for the full-time position of Secretary/Clerical Officer.

Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Gortnor Abbey is a co-educational school with an enrolment of 635 students

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday

The position will be subject to the terms of Circular 36/2022 Revision of Salaries and Annual Leave Arrangements for School Secretaries. The entry level for this role is on the first point of the scale unless the candidate has previous work experience as a School Secretary.

The position is subject to a probationary period and satisfactory Garda Vetting. The successful candidate will be required to undertake TUSLA child protection training.

Please apply by email only to office@gortnorabbey.ie including the following

  1. Letter of application detailing your suitability for the job
  2. CV including up-to-date referees with contact details.

Closing date for applications 12pm Friday June 21st, 2024

Start date August 14th, 2024.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo compulsory Garda Vetting and Túsla Child Safeguarding training. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. The full job description is available, please enquire at office@gortnorabbey.ie