Good news for Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail – school to move to a permanent building

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Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail

Pupils, staff, parents and Board of Management of Moville’s Gaelscoil were celebrating recently the news that the Department of Education and Skills has sanctioned the school’s move to a permanent building.

“This is an historical decision” said the Chairperson of the Board of Management of Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail, Antóin Ó Dúgáin.

“As a school we have been working in temporary accommodation since our foundation in 2000. This decision is a real step forward for us. It is also a vote of confidence for Irish Medium education in the Moville community.

“We are very grateful to the parish priest Fr. O’Hagan for his role in moving this project forward and grateful also to the Diocese for making St Joseph’s Boys school building available to us. Our gratitude extends also to the Department of Education and Skills for funding the renovation that will facilitate the move.”

The Gaelscoil will move from its current location in the GAA grounds outside the town to what was St. Joseph’s Boys’ school premises which is located in the town itself.

Substantial funding has been acquired in order to refurbish the building. Although no time frame has as yet been established it is hoped that the move will take place without delay. An Foras Pátrúnachta is in communication with the Diocesan authorities to finalise details.

“Irish medium education offers a headstart to children on their educational journey”, remarks the school Principal Gráinne Nic Robhartaigh, “international studies reiterate the fact that pupils who learn through the medium of a second language have an educational advantage and their cognitive abilities are enhanced as a consequence. We see that clearly from the second level exam results of our past pupils!”

The school would be happy to hear from any interested parents: Tel 074 9385762. An Information Evening will take place on Thursday 28th November 2013 at 6.30pm.

“I would encourage any parent who has questions about Irish Medium education to come along. It is important to be informed before we make choices and the Information Evening will give parents an insight into the advantages of sending a child to a “Gaelscoil”,” concluded the Principal.