Thornhill College has expressed an interest in starting up a new Irish medium secondary level school in Derry, a parents meeting has been told.

Under the proposals the all-girl grammar school would see both boys and girls from primary gaelschools across Derry, Limavady and Strabane having the option of transferring there and being taught in Irish.

St Brigid’s College in Carnhill has also now thrown their hat in the ring, stating that they would be in a position to start up such a school in the next academic year.

The interest emerged during a meeting on Tuesday night (pictured above are some of the people who attended the meeting) to discuss going forward with the campaign for an Irish secondary school or school stream in Derry.

For extensive coverage of Tuesday night's meeting see tomorrow's Derry News.

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