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Enrolment evening this month for Coláiste Loch Gile

The founding committee of Coláiste Loch Gile, working since 2008, are delighted to announce that the Department of Education have sanctioned the opening of Aonad Loch Gile, an Irish language secondary education unit for boys and girls to open in the Mercy College Sligo in September 2017.

Enrolment Evening

Wednesday January 25th 6-9.00pm in the Mercy College is the date for the Aonad and the Mercy’s own enrolment evening. Parents who have an interest in enroling their children and those who have pre-enroled are asked to attend that evening.

To ensure an offer of a place for you may pre-enrol by going to www.colaistelochgile.net , click the Pre-enrol button, fill in the spaces and press ‘Send’.

New Era

This is a new era for Irish language education in the North West, it will be the only Irish language option for parents whose children attend the five Gaelscoileanna in Sligo, Liatroim, and South Dún na nGall. Pupils who did not attend a Gaelscoil will be very welcome to enrol 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 would like to formally thank all the public representatives who made representations on its behalf in previous years; The support was vital and truly appreciated.

The committee also wish to praise the efforts of The Mercy College’s Principal, Colette O’Hagan, staff and 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, dedication and ambition they have for this 'Aonad' we believe that a very bright future awaits all students who seize the opportunity to attend Mercy College's Aonad Loch Gile from next September, 2017," said a spokesperson.