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26 Jan 2022

UPDATED: Number of Longford school CLOSURES growing in anticipation of severe -8 temperature

Meán Scoil Mhuire, Longford will close 'to safeguard the health and safety of students and staff in this treacherous weather'

Weather Alert: Number of Longford school CLOSURES growing

Weather Alert: Number of Longford school CLOSURES growing

The number of schools in county Longford announcing that they will remain CLOSED on Monday, December 11 is growing with every minute that passes this evening.

So the advice to the students and parents is to check before you make any unnecessary journeys.

Also; for the safety of drivers & students, A O'Haire Bus Hire will NOT be operating bus services today (Monday).

Aoife Mulrennan, Principal, Meán Scoil Mhuire, Longford, explained to the Longford Leader that the school  will also remain closed Monday, December 11 to safeguard the health and safety of students and staff in this treacherous weather. 

Frances McDonnell, Principal, confirmed that St Columba's NS, Cloonagh, Dring is also closed.

While this morning at 7.54am; Gráinne Monaghan Principal contacted us to say that due to extreme weather conditions and based on health and safety concerns Gortletteragh National School will remain closed on Monday, December 11.

To-date the following schools have announced they are closed ;

CLOSURES

* Ardscoil Phádraig, Granard
* Cnoc Mhuire Granard
* St Mel's College, Longford

* Moyne Community School

* Templemichael College & Longford College of Further Education
* Lanesboro Community College

* Ballymahon Vocational School

* Meán Scoil Mhuire, Longford

* Melview National School

* Gaelscoil Longfoirt

* St Matthew’s National School, Ballymahon

* St Joseph’s Primary School, Longford

* Cloontuskert National School
* Drumlish National School

* Scoil Samhthann, Ballinalee
* Granard NS

* Aughnagarron NS

* Edgeworthstown NS
* Clondra NS
* St Dominic’s NS Kenagh
* St Columba's NS cloonagh Dring

* Lanesboro Primary school and playschool
* Forgney National School

* Cloonfour NS, Rooskey
* St. Bernard's NS Abbeylara

* Gortletteragh National School

* St Teresa's National School Killoe

* Springlawn Childcare Centre

The following schools, according to Longford Leader Facebook followers and contributors are also closed ;


Whitehall N.S Tarmonbarry

St michaels BNS
Fermoyle NS
Scoil Eimear
St. Patrick's N.S. Ballinamuck
Scoil Mhuire strokestown
Stonepark

If you are aware of other school closures ; contact newsroom@longfordleader.ie or message us on Facebook or Twitter

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Weather Alert: Met Éireann issues snow and ice warning for Longford as temperatures could plummet to -8

Alert: St Mel's College, Longford and Cnoc Mhuire Granard will NOT be open due to the extreme weather

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Over €2.5m in financial support has been allocated to eight Longford schools under the Summer Works Scheme, forming part of a near €6m investment in education, infrastructure and travel this week

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