More than 50 people attended a meeting last Thursday in the Kildare Education Centre to discuss the establishment of a new gaelscoil in the area.
The meeting follows an announcement by the Minister For Education that a new gaelscoil will be established in Kildare town next September.
Seán de Paor, the principal of Gaelscoil Chill Dara attended and spoke at the meeting.
He explained that with 25% of pupils at Gaelscoil Chill Dara coming from the Kildare town, Monasterevin and Rathangan area, there was no shortage of demand for the service that gaelscoils provide in the Kildare area.
Gaelscoil Chill Dara, which is on the Green Road, Newbridge, is, he explained, over subscribed, and has been for some years.
Gaelscoil Chill Dara welcomes the development of the new school and wishes it every success, Mr. de Paor added.
Caoimhín ó Heaghra, a representative for an Foras Pátrúnachta, the patron of many of Ireland’s gaelscoils also spoke at the meeting, and explained that with the new school due to open in September, it’s expected that a principal will be appointed by June of this year.
As yet, while several are being considered, no site has been picked for the new school.
The new school will be multi-denominational.
- Conor McHugh