Transfer of patronage of Scoil Chaitlín Maude from the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin to An Foras Pátrúnachta

26 Mar 2021

Archbishop Dermot Farrell has welcomed the conclusion of negotiations between the board of management of Scoil Chaitlín Maude in Tallaght, with An Foras Pátrúnachta and the diocesan education secretariat of the Archdiocese of Dublin, which has resulted in the transfer of its school patronage from the Archdiocese to An Foras Pátrúnachta.

Archbishop Farrell said, “This transfer marks a new chapter in Ireland’s education system. Scoil Chaitlín Maude will provide education through the medium of Irish to Catholic children and to children of other faiths and none.

“During the school day provision will be made for the faith formation, religious education and sacramental preparation of Catholic children in accordance with the Grow in Love primary Catholic education programme. Other children will follow a moral and ethics programme.  This is truly a multi-denominational school to cater for the needs of the Irish speaking community in Tallaght. This is a good model for the future to accommodate parents’ requests.”

Archbishop Farrell continued, “I am willing to enter into further discussions with An Foras Pátrúnachta regarding other gaelscoileanna.  I wish to thank the education partners, the board of management and staff of Scoil Chaitlín Maude, Minister for Education, Norma Foley, and her officials, for progressing this new arrangement.”


  • Archbishop Dermot Farrell is Archbishop of Dublin   

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