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Edmund Rice Schools Trust Informed About Congregations Plans - Clonkeen College

ERST has been informed that the Congregation of Christian Brothers plans to sell land to the rear of Clonkeen College in Blackrock to meet their voluntary commitments to the State.

The decision to sell the land at Clonkeen has been taken solely by the Congregation of Christian Brothers.  The Board of the ERST has always been clear that this decision is the responsibility of the Congregation.  ERST does not own the land in question.  It was not ERST’s choice or decision to sell it.

ERST fully appreciates the importance of playing fields for schools, and ERST would obviously prefer that no school should lose its adjoining playing fields.

We have met with the Principal, Deputy Principal and Board of Management of Clonkeen College.  ERST will continue our efforts to ensure that the Congregation’s proposed sale impacts as little as possible on the school.

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