Wednesday, February 20, 2013


CLLR.THOMAS GOULD WELCOMES GAELSCOIL PHEIG SAYERS TO FARRANFERRIS COLLEGE Sinn Féin Councillor Thomas Gould has welcomed the relocation of Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers from North Point Business Park to Farranferris College. The school was originally located in the upstairs rooms of Na Piarsaigh H&F Club, moving for a spell to the North Monastery and then to its present location in the North Point Business Park. Cllr. Gould said: "This is a very positive move for the Gaelscoil which has been searching for a permanent home for the past twenty-five years. The staff, pupils and parents are very supportive of relocation of the school and this now gives the school a permanent base. Farranferris College is an iconic building and holds great history and culture as an educational and sporting centre." “As a member of the Board of Management I am delighted with the relocation as I feel that it will see the school go from strength to strength. Since news of the proposed move has been heard, enrolments have increased by 100% for the coming school year in September.” “I would like to thank the Board of Management, especially its Chairperson Pat Kinsella, Máiréad Uí Adhmaill and everyone involved in securing the move to Farranferris College. The school has an excellent Building Committee and a very active parents association. I would also like to wish newly appointed Principal Adrian Breathnach every success in his new role and in the managing and co-ordinating of the moveto Farranferris in April.” “The future for Pheig Sayers Gaelscoil is very bright and all associate with the school are looking forward to moving to their new school. It is only right that after 25 years without a permanent home that the school will finally have a beautiful home in Farranferris.” The Gaelscoil remains within its traditional catchment area despite the move. Farranferris is an ideal local for the school with ample facilities, surrounding and encompasses all things necessary for a primary school. Established in 1988, Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers, is the only Gaelscoil in the North-West of the city. A co-educational school, some of it former past pupils includes former Cork hurler and Aussie rules star Setanta Ó O'hAilpin, Irish singer & producer Larla Ó Lionáird and former Miss Cork Etaoin Ní O'hAilpin. For further comment please contact Cllr.Thomas Gould on 0873021551

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