The school is situated in an historic part of East Clare. Kilmurry is within close proximity of Tulla, Ennis, Shannon and Limerick. The ancient castle of Ballymulcashel dates from 1466 and was inhabited until the 1990’s. Kilmurry is a rural area with one large estate of private houses that was built in the late 1990’s.
Kilmurry National School is a six teacher school serving the community of Kilmurry and the surrounding area. Currently there are 114 pupils on the roll.
The school continues a long tradition of educational provision in the locality. In the mid 1840’s a hedge school operated from where the porch of the church is today. The current school grew from the National School which was established in 1891. New classrooms were added in 1999, 2006 and 2013. Kilmurry National School is an integral part of the parish of Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry. There is an excellent working relationship between church and school. The two primary schools in the parish have developed an excellent working relationship over time. Kilmurry N.S. is a hive of activity throughout the year. The staff, pupils and community are particularly proud of the long sporting and musical heritage in the school. In recent years the school has won a number of camogie, hurling and basketball competitions as well awards for science and maths.