New appointment: Liam O’Mahoney
THE Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) has appointed a principal for the new community college in Mungret.
On February 1, Liam O’Mahoney will take the reins at the 600-student secondary school, which will open next September.
A former assistant principal at Castletroy College, Mr O’Mahoney has 28 years teaching experience.
He is currently principal at St John Bosco Community College in Kildysart, Co Clare, and has also served Tarbert Comprehensive School.
Commenting on the appointment, George O’Callaghan, LCETB Chief Executive, said: “I wish to congratulate Liam on his selection. We look forward to working closely with him and the local community in establishing the new community college in 2017.”
Mr O’Mahoney added: “I am really looking forward to working closely with the local primary schools and wider community in the Mungret, Raheen and Dooradoyle areas of Limerick. As a Limerick man, I am delighted to have this great opportunity to lead a new Community College. I hope it will give each student a chance to learn in a safe, happy, modern and challenging environment.”
The LCETB was awarded patronage of the new community college in November last. It’s scheduled to receive First Year students in September 2017 and has a long-term projected enrollment of 600 students.
Another secondary school is being planned for the Castletroy-Monaleen area. Run by Limerick Educate Together, this school has a projected opening date of September 2018.