Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Offaly Schools.

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asked the Minister for Education if the Island national school and Leamonaghan national school, County Offaly will be closed in the near future; and, if so, what schools will then be provided for the pupils; and if school transport will be made available.

It is proposed to close Island national school, County Offaly, in the near future and to transfer the boys to Rahan national school and the girls to Killina Convent. Free transport will be provided for the pupils concerned.

No final decision has been made to close Leamonaghan national school but the feasibility of amalgamating it with Pullock national school is under consideration.