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Rural school that was at risk now thriving and expanding

Wednesday, 28th October, 2020 7:45am

Story by Siobhan Holliman
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Rural school that was at risk now thriving and expanding

Principal of Brownsgrove NS Patricia Boyle. Photo: Ray Ryan

Rural school that was at risk now thriving and expanding

Principal of Brownsgrove NS Patricia Boyle. Photo: Ray Ryan

A SMALL rural national school in North Galway that was at risk of being amalgamated some years ago now has a third teacher for the first time in its history and is looking forward to a new extension.

Brownsgrove NS, between Tuam and Dunmore, saw its pupil numbers fall to worrying levels over a decade ago. However, support from the local community and a growth in young families in the area has resulted in the school thriving in recent years.

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