A few short years ago Count Galway VEC carried out an analysis for school accommodation needs in the area. During the discussion on same, the Vice-Chairman of the VEC and Chairman of the VEC Adult Education Board, Councillor Jarlath McDonagh, suggested that Claregalway should be considered with its growing population for a new second level school. Soon the idea became a reality with the local action group pursuing the idea for a post primary secondary school.
Now the Fine Gael Councillor’s dream has come through with the Community College being granted for Claregalway under the patronage of Co. Galway VEC.
The first students will enter the new education facilities in September 2013. Cllr. McDonagh says he is reliably informed that already over one hundred first year students have been enrolled for September 2013.
A greenfield site for the new school is currently being actively pursued and Jarlath McDonagh’s dreams has been brought to fruition.