Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh opened for its first cohort of pupils on Friday, 1st September 2006.
Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh is the new All-Irish Secondary college for Limerick City and County where all subjects are taught through the medium of Irish. It is the only co-educational All-Irish Post-Primary college in the Limerick City region, and is the only second-level college to offer boys the opportunity to learn through the medium of Irish at post-primary.
The new college is located in the custom built and ultra-modern Neville House in Sir Harry’s Mall.
This opening represented an historic occasion for the Limerick City region, on the site of the famous Irish poet, Brian Merriman’s family dwelling.
Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh is a modern, dynamic college with a clear emphasis on languages and sciences while incorporating high levels of IT across the curriculum to equip our pupils with the skills and confidence they will require in a rapidly evolving information age society.
The growth of Gaelscoileanna and Gaelcholáistí on a national level has seen significant growth in recent years. By September 2006 there will be 165 gaelscoileanna at primary level and 38 at post-primary level (in the 32 counties, outside of the Gaeltacht) with approxiamtely 32,000 attending these schools. There are now five Gaelscoileanna located in Limerick City and environs including, An Mhodh Scoil, Gaelscoil Chaladh an Treoigh, Gaelscoil Ráithín, Gaelscoil Sáirséal and Gaelscoil Sheoirse Clancy.