Three further classrooms at Limerick school

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Three further classrooms at Limerick school
MONALEEN national school is seeking planning permission for three new temporary classrooms to cater for new students arriving in September.

MONALEEN national school is seeking planning permission for three new temporary classrooms to cater for new students arriving in September.

The board of management at the school have to apply to Limerick County Council to put in the new pre-fab classrooms, with the project also to include all site works including road access, and connections with the local sewerage scheme.

Monaleen National School has continued to grow in recent years, building four new classrooms last year.

Local Fine Gael councillor Michael Sheahan, a former teacher at the school, says we are seeing the last results of the Celtic Tiger inspired growth in Castletroy.

“People were sleeping in their cars during the height of the boom trying to buy the house of their choice. The new developments in the area - including Glanntain, Bloomfield, and Cairnsfort - are all made up of young families within walking distance of the school,” he explained.

Cllr Sheahan says Castletroy is a unique place to live in, because of the fact all educational levels are provided within a short distance of one another.

“All the educational services from preschool to university are in walking distance of Monaleen and Castletroy. We are unique that way. This makes people want to live here,” he explained.