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About Our School

Principal's Address

Principal's Address

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At ABACAS, we provide an individualised  approach to learning that is tailored to each child's individual strengths and needs, ensuring that each child receives the specific support they need to unlock their full potential.

Our number one priority at ABACAS is to create a safe and nurturing environment that promotes social, emotional, and academic growth. Our experienced and highly trained team of staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and education to our students. Staff work closely with parents and caregivers to ensure that each child receives the best possible support.

We are committed to fostering a culture of respect, acceptance and understanding, where every child feels valued and empowered to achieve their goals. Our school is more than just a place of education; it is a community that celebrates diversity, promotes inclusion, and inspires excellence.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website today.

Lesley Brant


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Mission & Ethos

Mission & Ethos

Autism Therapy

School Ethos

  • Child-centred

  • Evidence-based intervention

  • Individualised

  • Multi-denominational

  • Co-educational

  • Parental involvement

  • Professional respect

Our mission is to create opportunities through education, in an environment that is caring, supportive and joyful, and to improve the lives of children and young adults with autism and the lives of their families.

Autism Ireland special schools are entrenched in evidence-based practice. The procedures and methodologies on which the teaching of our students is based have been empirically tested and proven extensively with diverse types of students  of all ages.


It is the continuous measurement of the outcomes for each individual student that distinguishes teaching using evidence-based methodologies from all other approaches and ensures the complete individualisation and child-centered nature of all Autism Ireland schools.

The Autism Ireland school model provides an education for students that fosters independence, communication and literacy as much as is possible in the context of the difficulties posed by an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

ABACAS seeks to promote the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil, including their relationship with other people and with the environment. The school considers the pupil’s welfare and positive experience in the school environment to be crucial to their development. ​Curricula are used to develop skills that are vital to the pupil’s life during their school years and beyond.

Our Staff

Our Staff



Yellow Room

Ana Maria Sanchez Majo

Green Room
Teacher & Acting

Carina Dunne

Red Room

Lynn Rooney/ Trudy Burke


Sarah Walsh

Blue Room
Teacher & Acting 
Deputy Principal


Purple Room

Kate Hoey




Leigh Carolan
Linda Dalton
Helen Foster
Lynn Rooney

Linda Mooney
Alix Maher


Ben Jukes
Laura Geoghegan
Vicky Doyle
Elena Ronan
Ellie Meehan
Kellie Skinner


Eimear Charters
Eimear Bradford
Joe Butler-Byrne
Trudy Burke
Keevey Holden
Laura Duffy


Aisling Murphy
Shauna Lawes
Alex Ward
Emma Doyle

Anna Gahan


View of Abacas school building and playground
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