Coláiste Pobail Acla

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Coláiste Pobail Acla
Achill, County Mayo
Republic of Ireland
Motto Mol an Óige
(Praise the young)
Established 2011
Educational authority Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board
School number 76150V
Principal Anita Gallagher
Enrolment 242 [1] (2013)

Coláiste Pobail Acla is a secondary school located in Currane Peninsula, in the West of Ireland (Connacht), near Achill Island. The school was formed when Scoil Damhnait (founded by Padraig Sweeney in the 1940s), a secondary school on the Currane Peninsula in the village of Pollranny, was amalgamated with McHale College in 2011, forming Coláiste Pobail Acla. The new school uses the McHale College's grounds and buildings. Sweeney's wife, Sheila Moran Sweeney, was a teacher at the school.[2] Barry Kilgannon was the principal until he left in 2013. The school's current principal is Anita Gallagher.


  1. ^ "Subject Inspection of Mathematics Report: Coláiste Pobail Acla" (PDF). Department of Education and Skills. November 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Anton McNulty (2010-05-25). "Achill mourns death of former school principal - The Mayo News". Retrieved 2017-06-11. 

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