Creagh National School is a primary school in Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland. Founded in 1939, it is a Catholic boys and girls national school located on the outskirts of Ballinasloe in the civil parish of Creagh; as of September 2019, the school had 415 pupils and thirty staff, making it the largest national school in the Ballinasloe catchment area. Creagh National School was opened in 1939 in Creagh outside Ballinasloe with just two teachers and 87 pupils. First opened down the Creagh Road, the school was moved to the current location in 1939. Developments include the "two million construction project", which involved the development or extension of six mainstream classrooms, five tutorial rooms, an extension to the school hall and a library. Begun in 2009, the school marked the official opening of the extensions in September 2012. A new astro-turf pitch was opened to coincide with the school's 75th anniversary celebrations in 2014; as of 2019, Noel Lohan is the acting principal of Creagh National School.
A St Brigid's Day Crosses fundraiser is held every year on 1 February. Other fundraising events include Christmas singalong, cake sale, confirmation fundraisers, with much of the money raised going to causes in Tanzania. With pupils from twenty-seven different cultural backgrounds, the school participates in the Yellow Flag diversity programme, celebrated two "intercultural days" in 2019. Creagh National School - Official Website
Armando Morales was an internationally renowned Nicaraguan painter. Morales is considered one of the most important painters in Nicaragua. Morales, born in Granada, received many awards for his works, he received his first award at the Central American Painting Contest "15 de Septiembre", held in Guatemala in 1956. He received the award for a painting which he named "Spook-Tree"; that same painting was bought by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The next year some of his paintings were featured at an exhibition called "Six Nicaraguan Artists" in Washington, he received excellent reviews and sold all his featured paintings. Morales' work was exhibited at seven major shows from 1984 to 2000 at the Galerie Claude Bernard, a prominent gallery in Paris; the Gallery has published several posters of his work. He died in Miami, Florida, USA