JFL should be annual event

Laois County Councillors hope that the James Fintan Lalor School can become an annual event.

Laois County Councillors hope that the James Fintan Lalor School can become an annual event.

The summer school, which was held for the first time in September was described as a “tremendous succecss” by Cathaoirleach Mary Sweeney.

“It had most interesting debates, but there was also cultural and education benefits. I hope we can have a renewal of it next year,” she said.

Cllr James Deegan congratulated all involved in organising the summer’s events.

Cllr Kathleen O’Brien said it was an excellent conference.

“It should be a yearly event,” she said.

While the County Manager said the speakers, visitors and attendance at the summer school was excellent.

“It was something very positive,” he said.