Rathpeacon National School was originally built in 1943 on a site next to where the new school building now stands. Children from the locality enjoyed many happy years of education in that school building and some of these fond memories are recorded in our school history book entitled ‘As I Grew Up’.
Construction of the current school building began in 2002 and was completed in 2003. The big move took place on the 1st of October 2003 and there was great excitement in the local area. The modern school building consists of 7 mainstream classrooms, 6 prefabs, learning support/resource rooms, a large sports hall, a sensory room and a large yard to cater for our pupils.
A new 4 classroom extension was built during the 2012/2013 school year. Classes moved in to this new building in September 2013.