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It is surely a day that will live long in the memory of the young students of Claddagh National School. After all it is not every day that a duchess comes to visit. As the patron of the UK National Literacy Trust, Camilla travelled to the school to meet children who have taken part in the SUAS literacy programme.
It has been a long road for the girls of Davitt College in Castlebar to get to tomorrow’s All Ireland final against Cross and Passion Secondary School, Kilcullen. This will be their eighth championship game this year, but their path to the final has been rooted in coming back from disappointments time after time over the past half-a-dozen years for most of their panel.
The historian James Hardiman, in describing the Claddagh, said: “It is said that they considered it a kind of reproach either to speak English or to send their children to school, and that a schoolmaster among them would be considered a phenomenon; but of late there are some exceptions to this rule. How far education would make these people happier in themselves, or more useful members of society, is a matter of doubt, but it is certain that the trial has never been made, although a most respectable convent lies at the head of their village, to which they are liberal benefactors.”
A local business, WeSolve Ltd from Beech Tree Business Park, Weir Road, Tuam has been shortlisted for the ‘Your Business on Irish TV’ competition, which gives small businesses the opportunity to get their products on television for the first time.
Primary schools are “not a business” and treating them as such will be to the detriment of children’s education with consequences that will be felt for years to come, warned Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) Galway branch secretary Michael Gallagher.
The ground-breaking Team Castlebar 2012 project, which will see 47 young female footballers travel to New York next July to play both Gaelic football and soccer under the Team Castlebar banner, was branded as the way forward for Irish sport by Minister Ring at the launch in St Mary’s Hall, Castlebar, on Friday last.
There is growing concern for the future education of primary school children in Galway caused by pressures placed on already dwindling resources due to cuts, teacher employment restrictions, and increases in class sizes.
A city primary school was the only school in the Galway West region selected to take part in a pilot literacy summer programme.
Ericsson, the 35-year stalwart of Athlone technology, has announced a further expansion of its workforce with plans to employ a further 100 software engineers at its Blyry campus over the next two years, leading to a 12.5 per cent increase in its present workforce of 800.
Westport triathlon is creeping up soon