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UPDATED: List of Laois schools who are OPEN as the snow starts to melt

Knockbeg College will be open tomorrow after the snow
Saturday school

All of the primary and secondary schools, as well as third level facilities, have been closed in Laois since Wednesday.

Heavy snow on Tuesday evening created treacherous conditions on Wednesday morning leading to closures.

And then a status Red alert was put in place on Thursday and Friday meaning that our learning facilities remained shut.

Tomorrow will not be a ‘normal Monday’ according to the National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) and it is ‘not likely’ that schools in the worst affected areas will reopen.

In a series of tweets on the MerrionStreet.ie account, the government have confirmed that while the country is slowing returning to normality, some areas will take longer than others.

In areas where the snow has cleared checks are being made on school premises and with bus operators to see how feasible reopening will be.

The Government says that this is being done on a ‘case-by-case’ basis and decisions will be passed on parents locally.

So with that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the schools that we know are open in the morning.

Have we missed any? Or are there any who are still closed? Please let us know:


Mountrath Community School
Knockbeg College
Portlaoise CBS
Scoil Chriost Rí
Heywood Community School
St Fergal’s Rathdowney
Colaiste Iosagain, Portarlington
Dunamase College Portlaoise
Mountmellick Community School
Clonaslee College
Portlaoise College
Presentation Primary School, Portarlington
All Holy Family Schools, Portlaoise
Portlaoise Educate Together
Camross NS
St Colman’s NS, Stradbally
Portarlington BNS
The Heath NS
Castletown Primary School
Clough NS
Rushall NS
Derrylamogue NS
Clonaghadoo NS
Sandy Lane Portarlington
Tobar an Léinn, Raheen
The Rock NS
Cosby NS
Emo NS
Scoil Bhride Portlaoise
St Francis School
Barnashrone NS
Boys and Girls Primary Schools, Mountmellick
Ballacolla NS
Borris in Ossory St. Joseph’s NS
Scoil Mhuire Abbeyleix
Gaelscoil Thromaire
Scoil Naomh Eoin, Killenard
Killanure NS
Gaelscoil Phortlaoise
Maryborough NS

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