Hi all - looking for some general advice and feedback.
Does anybody have their child(ren) in St Brigids National School in Castleknock or Our lady Help of Christians Navan Road - very interested in your feedback.
We are currently renting in Castleknock after selling our house last year. I would settle in Castleknock, however the reality is house prices are still high in this area even for modest 3/4 beds. Much better value on the Navan Road area. My eldest is due to start school Sept 2014 so really need to make best guess of where we will settle, in case we are not in a position to buy in the next year and are still renting.
Ideally, if I could afford Castleknock I would send child to St Brigids (I like that it is mixed, been recently renovated etc), but reality is more likely to afford to buy in Navan Road so do I send her to school there. I would really like to avoid having to move schools (second child due to start Sept 2016).
I am not from this area of Dublin originally, so any feedback from readers on 1) living in either of those 2 areas - good/bad 2) those 2 schools and 3) do I base decision on schools on where we are living at time of enrollment and 'hope' it all works out or where I guess we will be living long term.
Hope it all makes sense, I know I am overthinking this and spent so long selling our previous house and moving out of a 'bad' area I am almost afraid to make a decision now!