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New Gaelscoil for Mercy next year

The founding committee of Coláiste Loch Gile, working since 2008, have announced that the secondary school, Mercy College, Sligo are to open an Irish Language Education Unit for boys and girls in September 2017.

This is a new era for Irish language education in the North West, and parents whose children attend Gaelscoileanna in Sligo, Leitrim and south Donegal will be delighted that their children may now continue their education though Irish to Leaving Cert. Pupils who did not attend a Gaelscoil will be very welcome to enroll and it is expected that the demand will be such that in the forthcoming years that an independent Gaelcholáiste will be established.

The founding committee have praised the efforts of The Mercy College Principal, Colette O’Hagan, the staff and their Board of Management. From the first meeting they revealed a respect, an understanding and dedication to the concept of an Irish Language Unit. After witnessing the amount of preliminary work, energy, dedication and ambition the Mercy college have for this 'Aonad' we believe that a very bright future awaits all students who seize the opportunity to attend Mercy College's Aonad Gaeilge from next September, 2017.

Wednesday the 25th of Januarys  6.00.-9.00pm is the date for the Aonad enrolment evening in the Mercy College. It is asked that all children and parents who have pre-enroled or who have an interest in enrolling in the Aonad to come that evening.

Should you wish to ensure a place for you’re child you may pre-enrol by going to the webpage www.colaistelochgile.net and click the Pre-enrol button, fill in the blank spaces and press ‘Send’.