13.06.2014 Sporting hero Bernard Dunne at the official opening of Gaelscoil na Giúise.

An Foras Pátrúnachta / News from Schools / 13.06.2014 Sporting hero Bernard Dunne at the official opening of Gaelscoil na Giúise.

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A large crowd was in attendance to see boxing hero, Bernard Dunne, officially open Gaelscoil na Guise.

Everyone was delighted to see the red ribbon being cut.

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The newly appointed mayor of South Dublin , Fintan Warfield was at the occasion to say a few words.

“It is a great honour for me to be here in Gaelscoil na Giúise today. I am very well aware of the large community of Irish speakers in the area and it is great that a Gaelscoil has been founded in the area to meet the demand for education through the medium of Irish.Gaelscoil na Giúise also being a multidenominational school will appeal to a wider section of the community.

“I am also aware of your search for a permanent site for the school and that it is urgent that the Department acquire a site for the school without delay, I as Mayor will fully support you in this endeavour.”

The school principal, Fionnuala Ní Riain, thanked everyone for coming.

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Gaelscoil na Giúise temporally resides in the Firhouse community centre. The school has gone from strength to strength since enrolling its first class of junior infants in September 2013.

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“Today’s great turn out shows the support and demand for Irish Medium education in this area,” said Caoimhín Ó hEaghra, General Secretary of An Foras Pátrúnachta.”

“An Foras Pátrúnachta are looking forward to providing a permanent site and building for the school as soon as possible in cooperation with the Department of Education.”