Three primary schools transfer from Catholic to multi-denominational patronage


Three primary schools transfer from Catholic to multi-denominational patronageA small south Kerry primary school is among three rural schools to make history by becoming the first to transfer from Catholic to multi-denominational patronage.

Scoil an Ghleanna, which has 14 pupils, will reopen on Thursday as a State-run Community National School.

While the Catholic Church has previously transferred a small number of empty school buildings to multi-denominational patronage under lease arrangements, this is the first time that an existing Catholic school will have made a ‘live’ transfer to multi-denominational status.

Scoil an Ghleanna is the first of three small Catholic rural schools that have decided to switch patronage in time for this coming academic year. https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/0827/1071103-patronage/