9 New Schools Join Yellow Flag 2017

We are delighted to have nine new schools beginning work on the 8 steps of the Yellow Flag programme in this academic year. They include 6 secondary and 3 primary schools. This brings to 78 the total number of schools involved in the programme! Welcome on board to:

  1. Holywell Educate Together National School, Swords, Dublin
  2. St Mary's Senior National School, Saggart, Dublin
  3. St Catherine's Senior National School, Cabra, Dublin
  4. Merlin College, Doughiska, Galway
  5. St Brigid's Presentation Secondary Girls School, Killarney, Kerry
  6. Coláiste na Ríochta, Listowel, Kerry
  7. St. Oliver's Community College, Drogheda, Louth
  8. Skerries Community College, Dublin
  9. St Tiernan's Community School, Ballally, Dublin


Education is one of the most important means of combating racism and developing a more inclusive, intercultural society in Ireland. The Yellow Flag programme offers teachers, students and the local community an ideal opportunity to shape and influence how the school works, how the teachers interact with the students and their parents and how students interact with one another and their teachers. The Yellow Flag should be an aspiration for all schools and I look forward to working with the Irish Traveller Movement to make this a reality.”

Kathleen Lynch Minister with responsibility around Equality, 25th of May 2011