As Patrons of St Louis Secondary School, Monaghan and St Macartan’s College, Monaghan, Le Cheile and the Diocese of Clogher have decided to jointly undertake a full consultation with all the school partners on the future shape of Catholic education in Monaghan. This will be an opportunity to all stakeholders – Boards of Management, school staffs, parents, students, including parents of feeder Primary school children – to consider the various aspects of what the future should consist of.

Both Patrons are unequivocally committed to continuing the tradition of providing the highest quality Catholic education to the current and future students – boys and girls – of Monaghan, and now wish to collaborate with the school partners to plan for the future.

This is the first phase of a wider consultation process which will continue in Carrickmacross in the Autumn.

The patrons, in dialogue with the Sisters of St Louis, Irish Region, wish to build on and enhance the outstanding contribution to education which both schools have made to Monaghan and its people for up to 180 years.

‘St. Louis Secondary School and St. Macartan’s College are renowned for the education of many generations of young people of Monaghan town and surrounding areas, supported by the local community. We would also like to emphasise that we have no pre-determined outcome in mind, and therefore we are very keen for an honest exchange of views with all interested parties. The Patrons will be guided in any future decisions by the views of the local school partners.’

This process will be facilitated by an independent facilitator, Mr. Frank Smith.

Most Rev. Laurence Duffy                                    Marie Therese Kilmartin,

Bishop of Clogher                                                   Chief Executive Officer, Le Cheile Trust




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