Storm Ophelia

In the light of the developing weather warnings regarding Storm Ophelia and given that Limerick has now been included in the status RED alert I have consulted with the Chair of the Board of Management and the decision has been taken in the interest of the safety of our school community to close Glenstal Abbey School on Monday 16th of October. The Department of Education has guidelines on its`website on how to respond to such situations with a recommendation that in the event of  a status RED wind warning schools are advised to close. We will put a plan in place for the full boarders who will remain on site. The RED status warning remains in place from 9am October 16th to 3am Tuesday 17th of October. I trust you understand this decision was taken with due concern for the care and safety of all members of the community. Looking forward to seeing you all safe and well on Tuesday October 17th.
Carmel Honan
School Principal