School History
Stair na scoile

The earliest records to be found of education in the Whitegate area are pre-1831 when a number of Protestant and Catholic hedge schools were in existence at Meelick, Furnace, Whitegate, Lakyle, Glebe, Cloonoola, Kilkittane, Tintrim and Islandmore. It was 1842 before a national school was established on lands owned by John Anthony Burke of Tintrim. For a few years the school was divided into two separate and independent schools, Lakyle Senior School, with Mr John Davis as principal and Lakyle Junior School, with Ms Mary Tubridy as principal. Both schools were amalgamated in 1931. A book on the history of the school entitled Lakyle School, The Old and the New, A Centenary Celebration 2009 written by Alfie O’Brien was published in November 2009.

Tá SN Leamhchoill suite in aice le Loch Deirgeirt in Oirthear an Chláir. Tá 35 dalta ag freastal ar an scoil, idir chailíní agus buachaillí. Bhí bliain an-speisiúlta againn i 2009 i stair SN Leamhchoill. Bhíomar ag céiliúradh 100 bliain na scoile agus bhí an-chuid imeachtaí ar siúl againn, idir lá oscailte, drama agus ceolchoirm agus lá breithe le cáca mór. Rinneamar DVD “Lakyle NS, celebrating 100 years” agus seoladh an leabhar “Lakyle NS, the Old and the New, a Centenary celebration 2009”, scríofa ag Alfie O’ Brien.

More about the book and the history can be found at www.clonrush.eu.