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From humble beginnings to a digital school of distinction

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In 1961, Seán Keane, a parent of a child with an intellectual disability, wrote a letter to the Connacht Tribune. He was looking for what all parents want for their children, a chance for them to achieve their full potential whether they be disabled or not. He got no response, so two months later he wrote again, this time a reply to his own letter. The National Association of Mentally Handicapped in Ireland had just been established, it saw the letter and it asked the local Irish National Teachers Organisation in the shape of Mick Raftery and Mícheál McSweeney to call a meeting.

St Pat’s, Castlebar becomes a Digital School of Distinction

St Patrick’s De La Salle BNS Castlebar has become one of the first schools in Ireland to be named a Digital School of Distinction, joining a growing group of primary schools nationwide to receive the prestigious award. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny presented the award to teachers and pupils at the school today. Supported by HP and Microsoft and launched in September last year, Digital Schools of Distinction is a flagship award programme which promotes, recognises, and encourages best practice use of technology in primary schools.

Digital award for Castlebar school

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will visit St Patrick’s Boys National School in Castlebar to present pupils and teachers there with an award for digital excellence.


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