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Dáil Éireann debate -
Tuesday, 7 Jul 1959

Vol. 176 No. 5

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Closing of Donegal School.


asked the Minister for Education if in view of the fact that there are now ten children of school-going age in the Slieve League school district, Meenaveen, Carrick, County Donegal, and that by March, 1960, there will be sixteen such children, and as that school is in a perfect state of repair, he will ensure that it is not closed, and thus save school children from travelling a distance of four miles without transport to Carrick National School.

Slieve League National School was closed with effect from 1st January, 1954, because the average daily attendance of pupils in the two calendar years 1952 and 1953 fell below seven units. According to the information available to my Department there is not at present a sufficient number of children of school-going age in the district to warrant resuming grants to the school or to warrant the making of a grant towards the provision of a transport service to a neighbouring school.