Meeting hears pleas for future of Coláiste an Chreagáin

Roscommon Galway Deputy Eugene Murphy is calling for parents in Mountbellew to be given more time to build numbers at Coláiste an Chregáin.

The Fianna Fail TD is making the appeal following a public meeting last night at which parents outlined their case for the future of the school.

The school has seen dwindling enrollment numbers in recent years and it’s been proposed not to take any first years next year, because the necessary teacher allocation wouldn’t be available.

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Coláiste an Chreagáin was one of the first rural vocational schools in the country having opened in 1932, and last night’s meeting heard passionate pleas for it’s future.

Deputy Eugene Murphy says he believes it should be given time to see if more first year pupils can be attracted.