Cllr Naoise O’Cearuil has called for an Irish Language Education Campus to be established in Maynooth

Cllr O’Cearuil asserted the need for such a campus during an interview on KFM earlier today.

It follows the awarding yesterday of patronage of a new primary school in the town to An Forás Pátrúnachta. This 8 classroom school, the town’s second gaelscoil, will open, in temporary accommodation, in September. A gaelcholáiste is to open in Maynooth at the same time.

You can hear Naoise speaking here


Frank O’Rourke TD  has welcomed confirmation that the Department of Education has approved a three  classroom extension to the Tiermohan National School (NS). 

Frank commented,  “Last year, I met with the Principal of the School and saw at first hand the need for this extension. I made representations to the Minister and the Department of Education to put pressure on to secure approval for this extension. I am delighted that the extension has now been approved.” 

“As our demand grows for extra school places, we must build extensions or provide new schools for growing areas. I am delighted that Tiermohan have been successful in securing approval for their extension. Great credit is due to the Principal, Parents and Board of Management for their work in securing this approval.” Concluded Deputy O’Rourke.


Frank O’Rourke TD has welcomed the confirmation from the Department of Education and Skills that a school bus will now be provided for children from Johnstownbridge attending Scoil Dara in Kilcock.

Frank commented, “The new school transport service will be extended from Enfield to Johnstownbridge, thereby enabling all children living along this route to have access to a school bus service. I first raised this matter with the Minister and his officials, when a number of parents contacted me with their concerns.”

“I met regularly with the Minister of State with responsibility for school transport, John Halligan T.D., asking what steps are being taken to resolve this issue. Following on from these meetings, a recommendation is being prepared by Department Officials for the Minister’s approval and sign-off. I understand that this process is anticipated to be finalised in approximately 2 to 3 weeks.”

“I am delighted to have assisted in having this very important issue progressed for the children attending Scoil Dara Kilcock, and for their parents”, concluded Deputy O’Rourke


Cllr Naoise O’Cearuil has welcomed the news that the Maynooth Gaelcholaiste will be opening in September.

According the Official Press Release “The school will be an Irish-medium, co-educational, multi-denominational, state-run, post-primary Community College under the patronage of KWETB. As requested by the Minister, KWETB welcomes the opportunity to engage with An Foras Pátrúnachta to establish a trustee partnership for this new school.”

Cllr O’Cearuil commented, ” I will be enquiring further regarding location, enrollment etc. This is something I have campaigned for for many years and is great news for those who wish to pursue their education through the medium of Irish.”