Gaelscoil announced for Donabate and Portrane

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Gaelscoil announced for Donabate and Portrane

Post by CommunityCouncil » 03 Sep 2019, 16:55

THE decision that the next primary school to open in Donabate will be a Gaelscoil has been welcomed.
Minister for Education Joe McHugh made the decision following an analysis of the availability of gaelscoileanna in a number of areas of Greater Dublin.
The growing area of Donabate and Portrane already has three primary schools and a secondary school.
Donabate Portrane Community Council has welcomed the decision, which follows the setting up of a committee in Donabate to press for a Gaelscoil for the area by the community council.
The community council convened a meeting in June 2018 to set up a committee to press for a Gaelscoil.
The first meeting of the committee was attended by Cormac MacDiarmada, Gareth Lee and Corina Johnston of Donabate Portrane Community Council. Also at the meeting were Councillor Paul Mulville, Donabate Community School teacher Áine Ní Bhrolcháin and Gaelscoil teacher Lorraine Stafford.
A Facebook page was set up to campaign for the Gaelscoil.
It is now planned that the new Gaelscoil will open in Donabate in 2020, with the location expected to be at Corballis.
A spokesman for Donabate Portrane Community Council said it was delighted its efforts have resulted in a new Gaelscoil for the peninsula.
The new school will complement St Patrick’s Boys School, Scoil Phádraic Cailíní, and Educate Together, and bring to four the number of primary schools in the area.
Fáiltíonn an Chomhairle Pobail Domhnach Bat agus Port Reachrann roimh an gcinneadh seo.
Tabharfaidh an scoil nua so rogha maith do thuismitheoirí agus do leanaí ar an leithinis.
Beimid ag brú lena chinntiú go dtógfar an scoil go tapa.

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Re: Gaelscoil announced for Donabate and Portrane

Post by Séamus Mac Brádaigh » 03 Sep 2019, 17:19

Well done Donabate Portrane Community Council and Councillor Paul Mulville for all the hard work in getting this gaelscoil for Donabate and Portrane. It will make a huge difference to the community. Fantastic to have such great advocates for the community.

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