Dáil Éireann - Volume 291 - 01 June, 1976

Written Answers. - County Limerick School.

105. Mr. Herbert asked the Minister for Education if he is aware of the proposed closure of Rosary Hill secondary school, Castleconnell, County Limerick; and if he will enter into immediate negotiations with the school authorities with a view to purchasing their existing school buildings for the purpose of establishing a post-primary centre to cater for secondary and vocational school students as outlined in his letter of 10th February, 1976 to the school supervisor.

Minister for Education (Mr. Richard Burke): My Department have recently been informed by the school authorities that they had decided to close Rosary Hill girls' secondary school in Castleconnell as from 31st July, 1977. The Department's letter dated 10th February, 1976, was issued in the context of the continued involvement of the Presentation Sisters in second-level education in Castleconnell. The proposed closing of their school produces a new situation to which consideration will now have to be given.