In recent days, the office of the Diocese of Cork and Ross has advised Our Lady Crowned Parish that the existing premises of Scoil Eoin Aspal will be retained in the usage of our parish from Sept. 2017. It will be returned to educational use as the new location of St. Killian’s National school, currently located in Bishopstown. St. Killian’s was initially established by COPE Foundation and is now under the patronage of the Bishop of Cork and Ross. St. Killian’s continues to work closely with the existing COPE schools in the area and currently shares various services with them. This is great news for our area as it means the premises of Scoil Eoin Aspal will continue in use as a school of the parish. The Board of Management of St. Killian’s ‘looks forward to joining the Parish of Our Lady Crowned and the local community in order to provide the specialised enriched curriculum vital to their pupils aimed at developing individual strengths and talents through the provision of a wide range of additional amenities within the school building’.