22/05/15 Official school opening for Gaelscoil Éadan Doire

An Foras Pátrúnachta / News from Schools / 22/05/15 Official school opening for Gaelscoil Éadan Doire

An Foras Pátrúnachta and all at Gaelscoil Éadan Doire are delighted that the new school has officially opened.


The school patron of Gaelscoil Éadan Doire, An Foras Pátrúnachta, welcomes the official opening of the new building for the school. General Secretary of An Foras Pátrúnachta, Caoimhín Ó hEaghra, spoke about this great news, “We would like to congratulate everyone who has been involved with the school since its establishment in ensuring it would be a school of first class education. Recognition and gratitude is due to the school’s principal, Póla Ní Chinnsealaigh, the founding committee, the Board of Management, the staff, pupils and teachers. Not only have they benefitted the community in their area but they have worked to benefit Irish-medium education and the Irish language.”

An Foras Pátrúnachta is the only patron that was founded to promote Irish-medium education. In addition to that, schools under An Foras Pátrúnachta have achieved a particular status and recognition for the nurturing, conserving and promoting of the Irish language. Ó hEaghra said, “This is a significant development that recognises the huge demand throughout the country for Irish-medium education. The demand is increasing every year.”

Gaelscoil Éadan Doire opened in 2008 in temporary accommodation. Six years after it was announced that a new building would be built for them, the school has opened at a cost of €2 million. The new building boasts eight classrooms, ten learning support rooms, a hall, a library and two yards. The children say there is no comparison between the two places.

Other Irish-medium schools under An Foras Pátrúnachta hope the same decision will soon be made by the Department of Education on their school accomodation. Ó hEaghra said, “The Department of Education is due gratitude for recognising this demand for Irish-medium education & suitable accomodation. There are other Irish-medium primary schools under An Foras Pátrúnachta which are still awaiting this same positive announcement.”

“This is a new era for us now”, said principal of the school Póla Ní Chinnsealaigh.