Some excited new pupils on September 26th 1975

Some excited new pupils on Sept. 26th 1975

The Parish of Renmore, as we know it today, was established in 1971. Canon Jack O’Connor was its first parish priest and he quickly set about the task of build­ing schools to cater for the rapidly growing population. Scoil Chaitríona Senior enrolled its original 114 girls and boys on 1st July 1974, under its first principal, Mr. Pádraig O’Grady. The other three teachers on the staff were Máire Bn Ní Fhinneagáin, Mrs Maura O’Connor and Mr Mícheál Kitt. As the senior school building was as yet unfinished, the school spent its first year in classrooms belonging to Scoil Chaitríona Junior. On July 1st 1975 the children and their teachers moved into their new school. Mr. Richard Burke T.D., Minister for Education, performed the official opening, and Most Rev. Dr. Michael Browne, Bishop of Galway, blessed the new complex on September 26th, 1975.

We invite you to click on some of the photographs below and take a trip with us down memory lane…

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