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Ballougry Primary School principal Damian O’Kane

Ballougry Primary School principal Damian O’Kane

Ballougry Primary School principal Damian O’Kane

It’s a position many rural schools will find themselves facing in the years to come, but at Ballougry Primary, Co Londonderry, they are refusing to bear silent witness to a closure proposal after almost 160 years.

With 44 pupils, and having been named on an Education Authority (EA) list of those under threat in 2019, the day has come where the fight to save the school gets real.


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