As part of the #COVID19 restrictions announced by An Taoiseach this afternoon, school closures have been extended to Sunday 19th April.
It is with profound sadness that the Management, staff and students of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, have learned of the tragic death of one of its Leaving Certificate Students, Mr. John Daly RIP in a car accident early this morning (17 March 2020). The whole school community extends our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of John.
The family has requested that their privacy be respected at this time.
Given the current circumstances in relation to COVID-19, we cannot facilitate social gatherings in order to provide support and we strongly advise that you abide by the government’s instructions below, in everyone’s best interests. Therefore, here is a link to some documents which you may find useful in order to help and support your child at this time. Click here
The students of the school community have also been emailed regarding available supports.
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy.
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Príomhoide / Principal
The next seven days are “vital” in Ireland’s ongoing battle to curb the spread of coronavirus, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. The next 7 days are vital. Now is the time to #FlattenTheCurve,” he declared on Twitter. Dr Holohan urged everyone to play their part by taking the following steps. These are:
1. Reduce your social contacts – see only a handful of people in your network.
2. Distance yourself two metres from people in shops and supermarkets.
3. Stop shaking hands or hugging when you say hello.
4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
5. Wash your hands regularly and practise cough and sneeze hygiene.
6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
7. Check on your vulnerable family members and neighbours.
8. Work from home where possible. “The next 7 days are vital. Now is the time to #FlattenTheCurve,” he declared on Twitter.
Coronavirus / Covid-19
The following measures will come into effect from tomorrow until further notice:
- School activities will cease at 6.00 pm today, Thursday, 12 March 2020schools, colleges and childcare facilities will close from tomorrow (Friday)
- Indoor mass gatherings of 100 people or more and outdoor mass gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled
- All State-run cultural institutions will close
- Public transport will continue and shops will continue to remain open
As a school, we have been preparing students for this closure for a number of weeks now and they have received the advice of their teachers and principals/deputy principals on learning from home. The school will do all it can to ensure that disruption to students will be minimal once schools re-open. Further information will be posted on our website and relayed via text messages.
Bronnadh geansaithe nua d’fhoireann sacair na scoile fé 17 don chluiche ceannais an Chéadaoin bheag seo. Lovely tops arrived today ahead of our national final on Wednesday!
What a win! We are all very proud of how the boys played today and the character shown as a team to come back from losing positions several times, to then go on to win it on penalties! Táimid i gcluiche ceannais na hÉireann anois! History made for Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh inniu!
Táimid ag súil go mór le ‘Safer Internet Day 2020’ agus beidh sé á phlé ag daltaí GCL le Joe Nash inniu ar Limerick’s Live 95Fm.