Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh opens in Knocknacarra

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One of the country’s largest Gaelscoileanna opened in Galway this morning.

Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh in Knocknacarra was founded in 1993 on the Cappagh Road.

Between 1993 – 1999 the gaelscoil was housed in temporary accommodation in the Knocknacarra area. In 1999 it moved into its new school building of eight classrooms, school hall, offices and ancillary rooms.

Due to the growth of the school and the demand for Irish medium education in the area it was required to use portocabins  foradditional classes on the school’s site.

The new building has 24 classrooms, and includes offices, additional rooms, and sporting and parking facilities.

Until the Christmas break, Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh was located in a housing estate near its current location in Knocknacarra.