Glenroe to get new community school

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, of his commitment to the opening of a new comm-unity national school in Glenroe under the patronage of Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. Welcoming the statement, George O’Callaghan, Chief Executive of Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board said, “I very much welcome the announcement and look forward to engaging in the coming months with the Department and the working group on the establishment of the new Community National School in Glenroe.
“I would also like to acknowledge the commit-ment and dedication of the local community in Glenroe and Ballyorgan in reaching this significant milestone,” he added.
The ETB is patron of two other Community National Schools in the region: Mol an Óige, Ennistymon, and Raheen Wood, Tuam-graney.
Community National Schools are co-educational, multi-denominational schools underpinned by the core values of excellence in education, care, respect, equality and community. The announcement by the Minister last week follows an extensive period of engagement between the local working group from Glenroe/Ballyorgan Community Council, the Diocese of Limerick, Department officials and the ETB.