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.

Go mairfidh sí céad eile

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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