Principal’s Message

A Message from the Principal

Dear guest,

First of all, thank you for visiting our site! Coláiste Pobail Acla is a newly created school in Achill, Co.Mayo. It was established as a result of the amalgamation of two schools in the area, McHale College and Scoil Damhnait. Both these schools had a long track record of excellence in the provision of second level education and I am confident that our new school will continue to set such standards.

Our motto is ‘Mol an Óige (praise the young) and it leads from a child-centred philosophy which correctly sees development occurring from encouragement and support rather than coercion or fear.

We are fortunate here in Achill in that we have an outstanding group of students who are, for the most part, well focused and motivated to learn. We are also lucky to have an exceptional staff who are committed to high standards and to the maintenance of the caring, nurturing environment we operate within.

You are welcome to browse our website to find out more about our school. I welcome any correspondence regarding our school. I can be contacted at or +353 98 45139.

Yours faithfully,

Anita Gallagher

Principal (Acting)

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