The Galway Educate Together Second-Level Startup group has been campaigning for a school in the city for many years. We need to show politicians that this is an issue which voters take seriously. You can help by writing to them and explaining why the establishment of an Educate Together second-level school in Galway is something that matters to you. Their contact details are listed below.

There are several reasons why Galway needs an Educate Together second-level school. We suggest that you pick two or three from the list below and use those in your letter. Feel free to add your own. Please use your own words as much as possible; letters that do not follow a template will have more impact. More information is available on our about us page.

  • Commuting distance: Limerick (approximately 110 km) is the nearest Educate Together second-level school.
  • Lack of choice: By September 2018, there will be 13 Educate Together second-level schools, including ones in Dublin, Cork, and Limerick; Galway has none.
  • Lack of capacity: Galway second-level schools are likely to be full from September 2019.
  • Lack of co-educational options: Only six of the 11 second-level schools in Galway are co-educational.
  • Continuation of ethos: There are five Educate Together primary-level schools in Galway (Newcastle, Claregalway, Kilcolgan, Knocknacarra, and Tuam).
  • Impact on investment: The lack of a equality-based second-level school makes Galway less attractive for businesses, particularly large multi-nationals. See this Irish Times article for more on this.
  • Learner-centred schools: Educate Together strives to develop students beyond a rote learning approach and to provide flexible thinking skills for a changing world.
  • Democratic governance: Educate Together involves students as well as parents in decision-making.

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Politician Contact Details

Catherine Connolly (Independent)

Catherine Connolly (Independent)

4 Commerce House, Flood Street, Galway

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091 567870

Noel Grealish (Independent)

Noel Grealish (Independent)

Briarhill Business Park, Galway

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091 764807

Seán Kyne (Fine Gael)

Seán Kyne (Fine Gael)

Spiddal Road, Moycullen, Co. Galway

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091 868 111

Hildegarde Naughton (Fine Gael)

Hildegarde Naughton (Fine Gael)

Woodquay Court, Woodquay, Galway, H91 WR6D

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091 569677

Éamon Ó Cuív (Fianna Fáil)

Éamon Ó Cuív (Fianna Fáil)

Kirwin House, Flood Street, Galway
eamon.ocuiv@oir.ie
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091 562846

Seán Canney (Independent)

Seán Canney (Independent)

St. David’s, The Mall, Tuam, Co. Galway, H54 P526

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093 26476

Ciarán Cannon (Fine Gael)

Ciarán Cannon (Fine Gael)

Unit 1, Bride Street, Loughrea, Co. Galway

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091 880790

Anne Rabbitte (Fianna Fáil)

Anne Rabbitte (Fianna Fáil)

Leinster House Kildare Street Dublin 2

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Loughrea: 091 841 000 – Portumna: 090 975 9695