Strike at Corgary School
Two Children Have Corgary School to Themselves PARENTS ON STRIKE AT MENLOUGH - From the Connach Tribune - June 14th. 1947
From the Connach Tribune – June 14th. 1947
Two Children Have School to Themselves PARENTS ON STRIKE AT MENLOUGH
THERE is a two-teaclier school in Co. Galway where for the past few weeks the attendance has been only two pupils. The school is the Corgary National School, Mountbellew, and the Manager is Very Rev. James Moran, P.P., Menlough, in which parish the school is situated. The pupils at the moment are the children of Mrs. T. Murphy, the assistant teacher. The parents of the other children have been on strike for the past few weeks and have refused to send their children to the school. It appears that a dispute arose last Christmas between Mrs. Murphy and the former principal Mr. Martin Dolan, a native of the parish. The school was closed down until a few weeks ago and in the meantime Mr. Martin McDonagh was appointed principal. The demonstration of the parents is a gesture of support for the former principal, Mr. Dolan, and is not directed in any way against Mr. McDonagh. The normal attendance at the school before the strike was about 40 or 50 pupils.