LMETB Patronage Campaign 2019

Welcome to the Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) Patronage Campaign 2019 page.

Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) is the largest comprehensive educational provider in the Louth and Meath region with a range of educational services from primary to post primary and further education and training. Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) is committed to excellence and innovation in the education of young people and adults through the provision of dynamic services delivered by professional staff. We are proud to serve the communities of counties Louth and Meath, work with our educational partners and contribute to the development and growth of the Louth/Meath region.

LMETB has applied to the Department of Education and Skills to be the patron of a new 600 post primary school to open in September 2019 in the Laytown and Drogheda area. Please click here to view our submission to the Department of Education and Skills including an overview of LMETB, our vision for Coláiste Ros na Rí and the advantages of choosing LMETB as the patron for the new school.

In the Laytown and Drogheda area, LMETB currently manage St. Oliver’s Community College, Drogheda and Colaiste na hInse, Laytown, the two largest post primary schools in the proposed School Planning Area. LMETB is also joint patron of Ballymakenny College, Drogheda which opened its doors in September 2014.

LMETB has an excellent tradition in new school start – ups. If LMETB are awarded patronage of this new post primary school, which we propose will be Coláiste Ros na Rí (see link to brochure here), we look forward to opening the doors to a new school which will offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a diverse range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities where the aptitudes of students are central to its design. Further information on LMETB can be accessed at www.lmetb.ie


LMETB currently manages one Community National School, sixteen post primary schools including two schools with Post Leaving Certificate provision and two Post Leaving Certificate colleges. LMETB is also joint patron of six Community Schools located in Ardee, Ashbourne, Athboy, Drogheda, Kells and Trim. A listing of all LMETB schools and colleges can be accessed here.

LMETB are hosting a series of information sessions for parents/guardians in the Laytown and Drogheda area to provide you with an opportunity to hear more about LMETB and our vision for Coláiste Ros na Rí. Information about dates and times of our meetings will follow.

Make your Choice

An Online Patronage Process System (OPPS) has been developed by the Department of Education and Skills to provide objective information to all parents which will allow them to make an informed choice about their preferred model of patronage for their child’s education.

Parental preferences will be submitted by parents online at this link. We hope you will choose LMETB as the patron of the new 600 place post primary school in Laytown and Drogheda.

A link to the Department of Education and Skill’s online system for patronage can be accessed here.


The following information be also be of interest to you:

Introduction to LMETB

  1. LMETB Strategy Statement
  2. LMETB Academic Award Winners State Examinations 2017
  3. Education and Training Boards Act 2013
  4. Education Act 1998
  5. Invitation to apply to the Department of Education and Skills for the establishment and patronage of new post primary schools to open in 2019

LMETB currently have two administration offices at Abbey Road, Navan, Co. Meath and Chapel Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Should you wish to contact the Director of Schools, Fiona Kindlon for further information please ring our Chapel Street office 042 933 4047 or you can contact us with any queries about the new school on newschoolrosnari2019@lmetb.ie

We look forward to working with you.