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National SchoolDrumshanbo Central School opened in 1974.The Government policy at the time was to amalgamate the small schools in a parish, and provide transport for the pupils to one centre. There were five primary schools in operation in the parish of Murhaun until then. The largest of these was the town school which catered for approximately half of the pupils of the parish.The four rural schools-Aughagrania,Corderay,Cormongan,and Drumkeelanmore together catered for the other half. The table below shows the number of staff and enrolment in each school at time of amalgamation.

School Teachers Enrolment(1974)
Drumshanbo N.S Mr Paddy O Keeffe (Principal) Mrs Bríd Mc Morrow (V.P.) Mrs Glancy(temp teacher) 116
Cormongan N.S Mrs Sarah Doyle (Principal) 22
Aughagrania N.S Mrs Nancy Woods (Principal) 24
Corderay N.S Mrs Peggy Lynch (Principal) Miss Minnie Conway 28

Drumkeelan-more N.S

Mrs Foran (Principal) Mrs Sheila Mc Morrow 38(1975)

The new central school originally had six classrooms and six teachers. When Drumkeelanmore NS closed in 1975 the enrolment increased to 193.Two extra classrooms and an office were added in 1978. The highest enrolment was recorded on 30th September 1980- when for the first and only time it went over 300-representing approximately 135 families. In 1983 there were eleven teachers on the staff and the infant classes had to be accommodated in the old school until the numbers dropped. A special needs class was established in 1995.

In over thirty years since the Central school opened a  total of 23 teachers have taught there.

 

Teacher

From

To

Paddy O Keeffe (Prin)

74

97

Minnie Conway

74

77

Sheila Mc Morrow

75

79

Sarah Doyle

74

82

Nancy Woods

74

96

Bríd McMorrow

74

00

Peggy Lynch

74

 

Elsie Mc Weeney

77

00

Nora Mc Govern

78

93

Pauline Mc Gonigle

79

90

Una Brennan

79

 

Patricia OConnor

81

(03)

Dessy Doyle

82

97 Pr

94

 

Ann Barrett

82

83

Maureen O Keeffe

83

90

88

91

Patricia O Neill

95

98

Orla Kenny

96

97

Bríd O Keeffe

98

00

Melissa Higgins

00

 

Ruth Mc Louglin

00

 

Pádraig Kenny

00

02

Niamh Short

02

 

Orla Scollan

03

 

Enrolment

Year Enrolment
1974 193
1984 294
1994 166
2004 130
2014  

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