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The earliest mention of Gleneely N.S. that we have come across is recorded in the Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland – Parishes of County Donegal 2 1835-36, Mid, West & South Donegal Vol.39.

The old Gleneely School was built in 1847 at a cost of £70 on land owned by John Bradley.  It was a one roomed building with a fire at each end. 

Two teachers taught there one at each end with their children facing them.  It was resold back to the Bradley family in 1959 at a cost of £200 and is still owned by Henry Bradley to this day.

In 1958 a new building was constructed down the road on the present site.

Please see here for short history of our school: School History»

  1. Upcoming Events

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    Drama lessons for children in Junior & Senior Infants, 1st and 2nd classes started on Friday the 15th of September Tennis lessons will be starting this month of the children in 3rd and 4th class Oisin will be back with our Gaelic lessons at the end of the Month!
  2. Gaelic and Tennis

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    Back to school means back to sports! The children in 3rd and 4th class will have tennis lessons, thanks to the ‘Butt Hall Tennis Club’ and Oisin is back for our Gaelic lessons on Monday with thanks to ‘Red Hughs’.
  3. Drama Classes

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    On Friday Zara Holmes will be joining us in Gleneely National School – she will be holding a drama class with the children in Junior and Senior Infants and 1st and 2nd class. The children are really excited!!!  

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