Cranmore Integrated Primary celebrates new Children’s Centre with Irish American Philanthropist


Conor Curley, son of Irish American Philanthropist Kevin Curley, arrived in Belfast to view the beautiful £200,000 Children’s Playgroup Centre at Cranmore Integrated Primary School in South West Belfast.

Kevin Curley, who lives in Dallas, Texas, has donated £100,000 towards the cost of the new Playgroup Centre through the American Ireland Fund and together with further funding provided by the school and the Integrated Education Fund, the new facility will help offer day-long care to children of all backgrounds and traditions. (more…)



Congratulations to Cranmore IPS preschool which has been granted statutory nursery status from next September!

The pre-school was opened in 2003 to offer integrated provision to younger children.   In 2015 with generous help from integrated education supporter Kevin Curley, the American Ireland Fund and the IEF, Cranmore IPS was able to open new purpose-built pre-school accommodation, designed to meet the Department of Education’s requirement for nurseries. (more…)



The IEF’s Brian Small (Fundraising Manager) flew to Dallas Texas this month and took part in the Shamrock Shootout Golf Invitational. This charity tournament, aiming to raise money for integrated education was founded in 1992 by IEF supporter Kevin M. Curley and the IEF has been honoured and grateful to have benefited from this event in recent years.  It was the 15th trip to the tournament for Brian who was delighted to connect with some old friends of the IEF on the golf course. (more…)



Cranmore Integrated Primary School is a thriving and successful school located in south Belfast. The school was established in 1993 to give local parents the possibility of having children from diverse backgrounds actively educated together in a planned integrated school.

Since those difficult early days Cranmore has continued to grow and develop. In 2003 we established a pre-school to enhance and extend our integrated provision to 3 year olds.

In 2015 we moved to a modern purpose built accommodation which is designed according to the Department of Education’s requirement for nurseries. The development of the new accommodation was made possible by the very generous support of Mr Kevin Curley, American Ireland Fund, Integrated Education Fund and the schools own self-generated funds. Our new unit is a fantastic resource and has significantly improved the opportunities for our youngest children to play and learn together. (more…)



   

Irish American philanthropist Kevin Curley flew into Northern Ireland this week to celebrate the development of a new £200,000 Children’s Playgroup Centre at Cranmore Integrated Primary School in South-West Belfast.

Kevin Curley, who lives in Dallas, Texas, is providing £100,000 towards the cost of the new Playgroup Centre through the American Ireland Fund.  Further contributions from the IEF and from the school itself have helped open the new facility which will enable Cranmore IPS to offer day-long care to children of all backgrounds and traditions. (more…)