Updated: Thursday 10.01PM
It has been confirmed to KCLR today, Thursday, that Muine Bheag Vocational School, Bagenalstown, is to close its doors.
KCLR understands a fall in student numbers in recent times is being one of the factors being attributed to the school’s pending closure.
Effective this September there will be no intake of new students as enrolment will cease, the school itself believed to be closing fully inside the next five years.
This will have a knock on effect on students in the junior cycle in the school along with those undertaking PLC courses.
Councillor Denis Foley has said it is a sad day for all those who have been involved in the school since 1963.
About Muine Bheag Vocational School
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Muinebheag Vocational School endeavours to cater for the personal, social and educational development of the students.
- to develop the full potential of each student to nurture respect for themselves, their peers and the community as a whole
- to encourage self-reliance, initiative and individuality
- to facilitate the moral, social, academic and emotional development of each student by closely monitoring their progress and providing appropriate support when necessary
A meeting of officials commenced in relation to the future of the school just after lunchtime today.
Chair of the school’s board of management, Councillor Denis Foley will be speaking to KCLR on The Way It Is just after 6pm this evening.
This story is developing. Tune in for more on the hour across the afternoon as further details emerge…