Donegal schools may be an option for Brollagh pupils

BROLLAGH: THE NORTH’S Education Minister, Peter Weir, has admitted that pupils from St Mary’s High School in Brollagh may be better off transferring to secondary schools in the South after the rural school closes . Local MLA Jemma Dolan, who attended Brollagh as a pupil, said she has already raised the possibility of Belleek students […]

Brollagh school fall out continues with threat to withhold support for church

THE FALLOUT from last week’s announcement St Mary’s High School in Brollagh is to close for good, is continuing, with vows of boycotts and threats of legal action. Last week Education Minister Peter Weir announced that his department had rejected proposals to give St Mary’s integrated status and the school would be closing in August. Since then there […]

Principal commends pupils on ‘a remarkable year’

PUPILS and staff at St Mary’s High School, Brollagh celebrated academic, sporting, musical and extra curricular successes at a virtual prize giving this week.  Principal Ann Carrigan welcomed pupils past and present to the virtual event and described this as an “historic year”. She commended pupils for having adapted to change through remote/blended learning with […]


Huge response from parents who object to school closure

  Almost 1,700 responses have been submitted as part of a public consultation on the future of St Mary’s High School, Brollagh.  The public consultation which sets out plans to close the school has now closed.  The proposal documents details an attempt to discontinue the school “from 31 August 2020 or as soon as possible […]


Brollagh parents defend school’s academic record

THE campaign to save St Mary’s High School Brollagh continues, as the school’s Parents Action Group battle to protect post-primary education in Belleek.  At a meeting of the Council’s policy and resource committee in mid June, Cllr Alex Baird posed an open-ended question in regard to the curriculum provision for pupils at St Mary’s. He […]



Campaign to save St Mary’s continues to gain momentum

The campaign to save St Mary’s High School, Brollagh continues to gain momentum. A public meeting held in the Gillaroo Centre, Garrison last Thursday saw scores of locals turn out to lend their support to organisers, the parent council, which is opposing proposals to close St Mary’s as early as 31 August 2020.  Following the […]