Irish Examiner. 24. 5. 1967.
Village Is Angry Over School Plan.
Feelings are running high in the village of Clonmult, Co. Cork, where there is a threat to close the local two-teacher school, which is attended by some 40 pupils, and amalgamate it with the 80-pupil of Dungourney a few miles away.
Last night, parishioners attended a meeting in the local hall, where a committee was formed to protest against the decision of the Department to amalgamate the schools.
After a long discussion, in the course pf which it was felt that the interests of the community would be best served by retaining their school, it was unanimously decided to oppose its closing.
The committee elected were: Chairman, Mr. D. Kenneally; vice-chairman, Mr. W. O’Sullivan; hon. Sec., Mrs. T. O’Sullivan. Committee: Mrs. M. Hennessy, Mrs. T. Harnedy; Messrs. J. Mulcahy, M. Motherway, J. Rohan, J. Wrynn, J. Connery and P. Hennessy.