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Educate Together has welcomed the recent Government announcement (April 2018) that 42 new schools are to be sanctioned in the next four years - 16 second-level schools and 26 primary schools.  In the coming months, patronage  will be decided on 13 primary schools and four second-level schools to open in 2019, listed below. 

Educate Together is currently evaluating the locations on the list of new schools provided by the Department of Education and Skills and is seeking clarification on the logistics of the new process now being rolled out by the Department. It will then announce the schools for which it will apply to be the patron. 

Educate Together is looking forward to participating in the upcoming determination process for awarding patronage for these schools. Demand for Educate Together’s unique equality-based model of education has sky-rocketed all over Ireland in the last decade, in towns, cities and rural areas alike. 

Primary schools are due to open in 2019 in:


  • Booterstown/Blackrock
  • Donaghmede-Howth, Dublin 13
  • Drumcondra/Marino, Dublin 1
  • Dublin 6 (Clonskeagh) and Dublin 6W
  • Goatstown Stillorgan
  • Killester/Raheny/Clontarf
  • Swords South
  • Swords North


  • Glassheen/Pouladuff


  • Leixlip
  • Maynooth


  • Kilcoole


  • Dunshaughlin

Second-level schools are due to open in 2019 in: 

  • Dubiln: Donaghmede-Howth/Dublin 13/Belmayne/Clongriffin
  • Wicklow: Wicklow
  • Meath/Louth: Laytown & Drogheda
  • Galway: Galway City and Oranmore

Full details are on the DES website here.