Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Clonegal School
St. Brigid's National School

St. Brigid's National School
Short History of School
St. Brigid's National SchoolOur present school building dates from 1952 and replaced the old school which was built in 1834. Two new classrooms were opened in 1990 and since then a Learning Support and Resource Room have been added. Our Computer Room with 12 networked computers and overhead projector are housed in the newly renovated St. Brigidís Community Centre. Our PE Hall is also in this building. In 2009 an ASD Prefabricated Classroom was added to our school. During 2009 the Board of Management, Parents Council and school raffle combined their funds to purchase an Interactive Whiteboard for each classroom. At the back of the school we have a basketball court and a football field.
St. Brigid's N.S. is a mixed Catholic Primary School situated in the picturesque village of Clonegal. There are 112 pupils in the school and a staff of six teachers including a learning support teacher and an A.S.D Unit teacher. We also have a part-time resource teacher.
St Brigidís HallSt Brigidís Hall has been part of the fabric of the award winning and beautiful village of Clonegal for many generations. It began its life in 1834 as the National School for the village. The walls must have many secrets and stories to tell, just like the people of the area. One of the great and most popular activities now hosted in this community centre is the House of Song and Story. It attracts huge crowds on the 3rd Monday of every month.
Clonegal NS from around 1950/51
At the 'Looking South' desk in The Nationalist we have often been known to print an old picture at the request of a reader in a bid to perhaps discover the identity of old classmates or club members. For this week, however, we have located a gem of a picture and we are looking for your help to attempt to identify everyone in it. The photo is from the Clonegal NS from around 1950/51, and while there are some faces unrecognisable, if you were in this photo you may remember who was sitting beside you and in that way their identity could be revealed. The picture was brought to our attention by Seamus Whelan, who would dearly like to have all of his old classmates identified.
If you can help, then contact The Nationalist at 059 917 0125 or email
Source: 14 August 2009 The Nationalist and St. Brigid's National School Clonegal website


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