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Old Quay School / Scoil na Seanchéibhe
The ‘Old’ Quay School, formerly known as Quignamanger National School, was built in 1885. It was built on land leased to the parish by the Cowley family. It closed its doors as a school in May 1983, and apart from 2 years of occupation in 2003 to 2005, it remained unused. By 2013, it had become unsightly. We then approached St. Muredach’s Trust with the aim of securing a long term lease and restoration of this centennial building for use as a base. Every effort as been made to retain the heritage of this old building.
Tógadh ‘Old’ Quay School, ar a dtugtaí Scoil Náisiúnta Quignamanger roimhe seo, sa bhliain 1885. Tógadh í ar thalamh a thug muintir Cowley don pharóiste. Dhún sí a doirse mar scoil i mBealtaine 1983, agus taobh amuigh de 2 bhliain slí bheatha i 2003 go 2005, ní raibh sé in úsáid. Faoi 2013, bhí sé mímhaiseach. Chuaigh muid i dteagmháil le hIontaobhas Naomh Muredach ansin agus é mar aidhm aige léas fadtéarmach agus athchóiriú a fháil ar an bhfoirgneamh céad bliain seo le húsáid mar bhunáit. Rinneadh gach iarracht oidhreacht an tseanfhoirgnimh seo a choinneáil. Tá sé liostaithe ar Fhardal Náisiúnta na hOidhreachta Ailtireachta.
Last Day of School, May 1983
The building is listed on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.