Alas the school on Whiddy Island is deserted, the population of the Island totaling just 20 (0r 22 depending upon the source). So the school has long since closed.
The shell remains, as do a number of desks in the single classroom, used to house all the pupils.
In some ways this building seems to represent the fortunes of the island and walking around the ruined building is quite evocative, “last one please turn out all the lights”.
Speaking to the locals, there would be a desire to turn the school into a museum, but of course this requires a bit of funding.
For now hopefully you can appreciate these images of an old Island school off the West Cork coast.