Galway represented at national school conference

Galway daily news school conference
Photographed at the conference in Portlaosie - Post-Primary Inspector Sinéad Farragher, who is a former Deputy Principal at Merlin College, Galway; Galway and Roscommon Education and Training board chief executive, David Leahy; and Principal of Lecarrow CNS in Co. Roscommon, Tracey Kilgannon.

Multi-faith schools from Galway and Roscommon were represented at a recent national conference for Principals of Community National Schools (CNSs).

The conference, organised last month by Education and Training Boards Ireland, heard how three primary schools that were formerly under the patronage of the Catholic Church will reopen this September as multi-denominational CNSs.

The three schools – in Cork, Kerry and Limerick – will all now fall under the patronage of their local Education and Training Board (ETB).

Community National Schools are the primary school model offered by ETBs, which are State-run, co-educational and multi-denominational. Further information is available at