2024 Deputy Principals' Conference

IPPN’s Deputy Principals’ Conference 2024 will take place in Galmont Hotel, Galway from 2pm, Thursday, February 8th & Friday, February 9th.


Waiting list is now in operation please email - online@ippn.ie

Who should attend
This event is open to all IPPN members - Please note substitute cover is not provided for this event 

  • Deputy Principals 
  • Principals (only if the Deputy is attending)

When & Where
Thursday, February 8th & Friday, February 9th
Galmont Hotel, Galway City

Accommodation (Please note accommodation is not included in the registration fee) - To book your accommodation - click here 

Travel to and directions to the venue - Click Here

Schedule - 
DOWNLOAD Full Conference Programme  HERE

Thursday, February 8th
14.00 – 15.00   Registration & Expo Viewing
15.00 – 17.30

Session I – Conference Opening
Facilitator: Deirdre Kelly, IPPN President Elect
• Páiric Clerkin, IPPN CEO
• Rachel Doogue – Leadership Connections

17.30 – 18.30 Networking & Expo Viewing
19.00 Drinks Reception followed by Conference Dinner
  Light entertainment in lobby 
Friday, February 9th
09.00 – 09.45 Registration & Expo viewing
 09.45 – 11.00

Session II – Focusing on Core Purpose
Facilitator: Deirdre Kelly, IPPN President-elect
• Louise Tobin, IPPN President
• Professor Patricia Mannix McNamara

 11.00 – 11.30  Refreshment Break  & Expo viewing
 11.30 – 12.30  Session III – Seminars
  • From the Boiler House to Curriculum Leadership - Séamie O’Neill
• Planning for & responding to behaviours of concern - Sharon Healy
• Restorative Practice – Enhancing a Relational School Culture - Michelle Stowe
 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch & Expo viewing
 14.00 – 15.00

 Session IV – Wellbeing
• Wellbeing of pupils and staff – Áine Fitzpatrick
• Wellbeing of self and wider leadership team – Lorraine Dempsey


Conference Takeaways - Selina Carmody, IPPN Board Member / DP Wexford Educate Together
Conference Close, Deirdre Kelly, IPPN President Elect  


A charge of €175 per person is applicable (plus €3.70 PayPal administrative fee).

Fee includes: Event registration, CPD, Refreshments: dinner on Thursday evening and lunch on Friday. Substitute cover is not available for this event. Accommodation is not included in the fee.

An Education Expo will run parallel to the refreshment/dining area for your convenience. This is an excellent opportunity to visit a wide range of school suppliers at the event.

IPPN Sponsors