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34 More Midlands Schools Granted DEIS Status

Half of them are in Offaly.

34 midlands schools have been added to the DEIS programme by the Department of Education.

Schools in the programme can avail of a range of supports aimed at tackling disadvantages in the education system.

17 of the schools are in Offaly, with nine in Westmeath and eight in Laois. Nationally, 310 schools are being included. 

The expansion means over 240,000 students from nearly 1,200 schools will benefit.

Education Minister Norma Foley says no school currently part of the programme will lose their status:


SN Molaise, Spink, Abbeyleix   Scoil Mhuire, Wolfhill

Scoil an Chroi Ro Naofa, The Swan    

Na Carraige NS, The Rock, Mountmellick

Barr na Sruthan NS, Mountmellick    

Ardlios NS, Arles, Ballickmoyler    

Scoil Bhride, Rathdowney    

Scoil Bhride, Chapel St, Clonaslee    


St Ciarans Mixed NS, Boher, Ballycumber    

Naomh Mhuire NS, Walsh Island, Geashill    

Croinchoill NS, Crinkill, Birr    

SN Mhuire Naofa, Rathcobican, Rhode    

Castlejordan Central NS, Castlejordan    

St. Cynoc's National School, Ferbane    

Scoil Mhuire, Kilcruttin, Tullamore    

St Patrick's National School, Gilroy Avenue, Edenderry    

SN Osmann, Model School Road, Birr    

Scoil Bhríde Primary School, Killane, Edenderry    

Gaelscoil Éadan Doire, Edenderry

Mercy Primary School, Chapel Lane, Birr

St Brendan's Monastery, Moorpark Street, Birr    

Clara Convent NS, Kilbeggan Road, Clara    

S N Naomh Philomena, Convent Road, Tullamore    

S N Naomh Brighde Buach, Kilcruttin, Tullamore    

St. Joseph's NS, Ardan View, Tullamore


Rath Eoghan NS, Rathowen, Mullingar    

SN Naomh Fiontan, Lismacaffrey, Mullingar    

Presentation Convent (Jnr), Harbour Street, Mullingar    

Scoil Na Maighdine Mhuire, Harbour Street, Mullingar

Corr Na Madadh NS, Cornamaddy, Athlone    

Scoil Na Mbraithre, College Street, Mullingar    

Scoil Cholmain Naofa, Bellview, Mullingar    

Scoil Na gCeithre Maistri, Lissywollen, Athlone    

Mullingar Educate Together NS, Rathgowan, Mullingar.    

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