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Two one-teacher schools in Donegal at risk of closure

Scoil Naisiunta Dumhach Beag (Doaghbeg National School) on the Fanad peninsula.

Scoil Naisiunta Dumhach Beag (Doaghbeg National School) on the Fanad peninsula.

BY SEÁN P. FEENY
TWO Donegal schools are at risk of closure as one-teacher schools are to beurged to merge with bigger national schools.

According to documents obtained by the Sunday Business Post under the Freedom of Information Act, there are 26 one-teacher schools, out of a total of 44 in the country, which are located within eight kilometres of at least one other school.

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Two of these are in Donegal – Scoil Naisiunta Dumhach Beag (Doaghbeg National School) on the Fanad peninsula, and Arainn Mhor 2 National School, Arranmore Island.

Fianna Fáil education spokesperson, Donegal North East Deputy Charlie McConalogue said the government is trying to force one-teacher schools into a corner leaving them with little or no option but no merge with other schools in their locality.

See tomorrow’s Donegal News on Monday for full story.

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