#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 18°C Friday 24 September 2021

Fire destroys building at Galway primary school

The blaze broke out yesterday evening. Gardaí are investigating the case as one of criminal damage.

image3 The fire at Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh in Knocknacarra, Galway

A FIRE HAS destroyed a teaching prefab at a Galway primary school  in what gardaí say is being investigated as a case of possible criminal damage.

The fire broke out at the building in Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh in Knocknacarra in Galway city at about 6pm yesterday evening.

gma Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh, Knocknacarra Source: Google Maps

Gardaí and local fire services both attended the scene.

The fire began in the playground where it seems a soft, rubberised surface for children to play on was set alight.

The flames then spread to a nearby prefab which acts as a pre-school building.

No injuries have been reported, although a Garda spokesperson confirmed that the building itself was destroyed.



The school itself said in a statement: “No comment will be made on this matter as it is now in the hands of the gardaí”.

Read: David Drumm to appear in court following return to Ireland

Read: Mayo man killed in Australian car crash

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel