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01 Jul 2022

New St Mel's, Longford principal can't wait to get started

Long serving St Mel's College Longford principal to step down as successor is announced

Declan Rowley (left) and Malachy Flanagan (right)

The new incoming principal of St Mel's College has revealed it was “the only job” he would have left his current position for.

Coláiste Mhuire Mullingar head teacher Malachy Flanagan was unveiled as long serving principal Declan Rowley's successor last Friday.

The Killoe based father of three and Mayo native spoke of his deep admiration for both a school he has taught at previously and the shoes he is preparing to fill later this summer.

“I am privileged and delighted to be going back to St Mel's,” he said.

“I was extremely happy in Mullingar and to be honest I wouldn't have left for any other job.”

Mr Flanagan also told of how his three boys would all be enrolling at the school in due course, insisting the facility was now arguably one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country.

To read this story in full, see this week's Longford Leader.

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