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36 Schools Selected for Hot School Meals Pilot Project

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/08/2019. 36 Schools Selected for Hot School Meals Pilot ProjectTags: Parenting Teachers Education And Politics

The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D., announced that 36 primary schools (with over 6,600 pupils) have been selected for the Hot School Meals Pilot Project, an initiative to provide a hot meal to primary school children on a pilot basis from September. This pilot scheme for hot school dinners was announced by the Minister during Budget 2019, when she said that the initiative would be trialled in schools from September 2019.

The pilot project will build on the experience of the proof-of-concept project which has been running at Our Lady of Lourdes National School in Goldenbridge, Inchicore, Dublin 8 since the beginning of the year. During this initial trial, almost 250 pupils attending the school received a hot meal at lunchtime each day and the initiative has been well received. This school will continue in the scheme along with the 36 new schools that have been selected for the pilot project today.

Minister Doherty said:
“A hot school meal is not just about nutrition but it also guarantees a better education. The research out there shows us that children who benefit from a daily nutritious hot dinner have greater focus and better learning outcomes. I would like to thank all the schools who applied for the pilot – we had an enthusiastic response. I am delighted to be extending this pilot to the 36 schools announced today. They represent a good cross sample of schools and I look forward to the insights we gather from their experiences.”

The composition of schools selected for the pilot was made to ensure a proper variety of school sizes, a mixture of urban and rural and DEIS and non-DEIS Schools to ensure the best possible sample for the pilot.

Funding will be provided to schools to source suppliers and families will not be asked for additional contributions towards the meals. Each primary school participating in the pilot project will be expected to provide a menu choice of at least two different meals per day plus a Vegetarian/Vegan choice and an option that caters for students’ religious and cultural dietary requirements.

Local Authority Description
School Name

Carlow County Council
S N Treasa Naomha, Kiltegan
Cavan County Council
S N Corrabha, Glangevlin
Clare County Council
Ballycar N S, Newmarket on Fergus
Cork City Council
Scoil Mhuire Agus Eoin, Mayfield
Cork County Council
Clogheen Mixed N S, Kerry Pike
Cork County Council
S N Bun An Tsabhairne, Crosshaven
Cork County Council
Scoil Na Mbraithre, Mitchelstown
Donegal County Council
S N Domhnach Mor, Castlefin
Donegal County Council
Clochar Padraig Naofa, Carndonagh
Dublin City Council
Goldenbridge Convent, Inchicore
Dublin City Council
Educate Together National School, Belmayne
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown
Gaelscoil Phadraig, Ballybrack
Fingal County Council
St Philip The Apostle Junior N S, Clonsilla
Galway City Council
Bushy Park N S, Bushy Park, Galway
Galway County Council
S N Na Cealltraighe, Caltra, Ballinasloe
Galway County Council
S N Gort Na Gaoithe, Newbridge, Ballinasloe
Kerry County Council
Scoil Mhuire, Brosna
Kildare County Council
Curragh Camp Girls National School, Curragh Camp
Kilkenny County Council
Graig Na Manach Buac, Graiguenamanagh
Laois County Council
Barr Na Sruthan N S, Mountmellick
Leitrim County Council
Mohill N S, Mohill
Limerick City and County Council
St Johns Convent, Cathedral Place
Longford County Council
St Josephs Convent, Longford Town
Louth County Council
S N Naomh Lorcan, Dundalk
Mayo County Council
S N Realt Na Mara, Mulranny
Mayo County Council
S N Achaidh An Ghlaisin, Belmullet
Meath County Council
Gaelscoil An Bhradáin Feasa, Mornington
Monaghan County Council
Lisdoonan N S, Carrickmacross
Offaly County Council
St Ciarans Mixed N S, Ballycumber
Roscommon County Council
St Annes Con N S, Castlerea
Sligo County Council
Holy Family School, Tubbercurry
South Dublin County Council
St Thomas Senior N S, Jobstown, Tallaght
Tipperary County Council
Scoil Na Mbraithre, Nenagh
Waterford City and County Council
Scoil Choill Mhic Thomaisin, Kilmacthomas
Westmeath County Council
Eoin Naofa N S, Ballymore
Wexford County Council
Gorey Central School, Gorey
Wicklow County Council
St. Peter's Primary School, Bray



(17/08/2019 09:48)

What about whitecross national school in. Julianstown??

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