The only fee-paying primary school in Limerick is to close in June. 2013 is its 150th year.
The school gets no funding of any kind from the state, and falling pupil numbers means that the 50 or so kids who attend St Philomena's will now have to be accommodated in state funded schools. I have been told that the Dept Education refused to take control of the school and convert it into a national school. St Philomenas had quite a good reputation for helping less gifted kids and had a very good arts and drama program, with several former pupils now working in the arts.
Limerick fee-paying school forced to close - Education - Limerick Leader