There is disappointment in the parish of Islandeady that Leitir National School between Castlebar and Newport is to close in June.

Local Fianna Fail Councillor Martin McLoughlin confirmed the news to Midwest Radio today describing it as another nail in the coffin for rural Ireland.

Leitir NS will officially close for the last time on June 28th when the number of pupils at the one teacher school will reduce to four following the departure of two children to commence second level education.

Leitir was one of five schools in the parish of Islandeady.

Following the closure of Glenisland School three years ago, only Cloggernagh, Cornanool and Cogaula remain.

Cllr. McLoughlin says he has learned of this closure with great shock and dismay.

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