Published Thursday, 10 October 2013
One Direction are due to play Croke Park in Dublin in May 2014. (© Getty)
Parents who had bought tickets for their children to go to see the hugely popular boyband in action on May 24 had requested that Gaelscoil an Ráithín rearrange its First Holy Communion day in 2014.
Three families are understood to have tried to insist on the change of date.
But that was met with anger from other parents during a heated meeting in the school, as it was seen as showing "disrespect to the blessed sacrament".
In the end, the decision went to a vote taken by the parents of all 30 children in the affected class.
Alan Owens from the Limerick Leader told UTV the outcome of that ballot.
"Parents in the school have voted overwhelmingly in favour of keeping the original date as planned for the children's special day in the school, despite a minority of parents seeking a change for the One Direction gig," he said.
A spokesman for the school confirmed the result and said that the vote had been taken to ensure the fairest outcome for all concerned.
"Staff, parents and children of Gaelscoil an Ráithín look forward to preparing for this very special celebration next May," he added.
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