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Site purchased for new Kilrush school

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Kilrush is one step closer to having a brand new school.

A new site has been secured for a new school building for Gaelscoil Uí Choimin, Kilrush which has been purchased by the Department of Education through the offices of Clare County Council. Currently, there are 62 students in the Gaelscoil.

Fine Gael TD, Pat Breen visited the site earlier this year with Minister for Education, Richard Bruton earlier this year. “I was struck by how small the classrooms were and the urgent need for a larger school building. I am delighted therefore that the site of the school building has now been secured, and look forward to continuing to work with the Board of Management in 2019 to ensure the new school is open as soon as possible.”

Breen is hopeful it will “serve the children of Kilrush for generations to come”. “With the right building it has the potential to attract many more students. Already demand for places in the Gaelscoil in Kilrush outweighs capacity, so the building will also serve a growing need in west Clare,” the Minister of State added.

Independent councillor from Kilrush, Cllr Ian Lynch has praised Pat Breen and Carmel Greene of Clare County Council for the announcement. “I have worked hard with several others to try and bring this to fruition finally we are going forward. We looked at lots of options, lots of properties and was delighted to get the call last month that a decision and approval to purchase lands had been given the green light. The development of the land will see a number of uses the main being a new school which is long overdue, the plans will also see much needed improvements to the current traffic situation”.

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