Patsy McDonnell, Moss McCarthy and Ger Howard hard at work readying the school grounds in Glenroe, ahead of the new school year.

The proud community of Glenroe in South County Limerick continue working to ready their local school for its reopening, as Glenroe Community National School (CNS).

Local men Patsy McDonnell, Moss McCarthy and Ger Howard were amongst those who removed furs and briars growing on the fence and boundary of the school field. Work continues unabated as excitement builds in the community.

One key recent appointment has been of head teacher Julie O’Connor. 

There was a meet and greet event last Saturday with Julie introducing herself to prospective parents/guardians in the local community hall.

This followed a successful registration evening which was held in recent weeks.

Last months events came after confirmation in April by the Minister for Education and Skills of the intention to establish a CNS in Glenroe as a result of an extensive period of engagement between the local working group from Glenroe/Ballyorgan Community Council, the Diocese of Limerick, Department officials and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.

Preparations are now well under way for the school to reopen in late August and to welcome pupils from the locality, helping to bolster life in rural Ireland.