Brief History of C.B.S. Primary
The Christian Brothers first came to Ennis in 1827 at the request of the Bishop. People were poor, education was not seen to be a priority and free Catholic education was uncommon because of the circumstances prevailing at the time. The Brothers began teaching in the town in a building in Chapel Lane that was soon to be afterwards condemned as being suitable for human habitation.
For a number of years in the 1840’s, girls attended the school – using the upstairs section – at the C.B.S. In the 1950’s an extension was added to the 1830 building on the eastern and western sides.
During this time also the school hall was erected and in early 1960’s a field – which is now the site of our playing pitch, junior school building, yard and car-parking are – was purchased.