Welcome To Gaile
Gaile N.S. which is situated in the south west end of the parish of Moycarkey-Borris and also serves the neighboring parishes of Boherlahan and Holycross, was opened on Sept . 3rd. 1900. It's first principal was Michael Myers R.I.P. who later transferred to Pouldine N. S. The first assistant was Ellen Ryan. The current principal is Gerard Neville and the assistant teacher is Jane Gleeson.
There are 32 enrolled at present compared with 72 in 1900, though the total enrolment for the century has yet to reach 1000.
The oldest surviving teacher is Matthew Kennedy (96) of clongour who was principal between 1928 and 1931. (Coincidentally) his predecessor was also a Matthew Kennedy .
The first manager, Very Rev Thomas Fennelly, later became Archbishop of Cashel and Emly. The present manager is Rev. Richard Ryan P . P . Moycarkey.
Gaile N . S numbers amongst its past pupils several well known GAA figures including
John Doyle and Michael Maher, who have 13 Senior Hurling All Ireland medals between them
A Centenary Committee under the Chairmanship of Jim Flanagan, himself a former past pupil, are busy organizing the forthcoming celebrations, planned for September 2000
The editorial committee, Mary Guinan Darmody, Mary Ryan, and Gerard Neville intend to publish a school history "Gaile Days 1900-2000" recalling a century of education in Gaile.
This small rural school has been the focal point of the surrounding locality for a hundred years and enters the new millennium with enthusiasm and confidence.
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A picture of gaile school 20/9/'99
Teachers and Pupils 20/9/'99
Gaile School playing field.
Preparing in good time for Croke Park
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