St Munchin’s College dog night for €7.5m redevelopment

Mike Dwane

Reporter:

Mike Dwane

PARENTS at St Munchin’s College have organised a dog night fundraiser as work on the €7.5 million redevelopment of the Limerick institution stays on track.

PARENTS at St Munchin’s College have organised a dog night fundraiser as work on the €7.5 million redevelopment of the Limerick institution stays on track.

Builders have been on site since February as the Corbally college converts the old dormitories that were formerly home to boarders. Top class sporting facilities for 560 students are also to be built as part of the ambitious school plans.

To help St Munchin’s cover the costs, the Parents Council have organised a night of racing at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Friday, May 4.

“The night at the dogs will be a really enjoyable night for all the family. Its a great way for parents, teachers, past pupils and others connected with St Munchin’s to get together,” said parent Gina O’Dwyer.

Tickets are available through the school at a cost of €10 and under-16s get free admission if accompanied by a parent.

Those interested in enjoying a night at the track and supporting the school can contact Noreen on 061 348922, Brian on 086 7824900 or email info@stmunchinscollege.com.

On the construction work itself, St Munchin’s principal David Quilter commented: “We are really excited about the building project. The builders moved on site in late February and are making huge progress”.

“St Munchins will be blessed with state-of-the-art facilities in the very near future. We are very grateful to the Parents Council for the amount of time and work that they have put into this venture. They are a great asset to our school”.

By converting the dormitories into classrooms, labs and other specialist rooms, St Munchin’s will be able to add overall classroom space - and intake at the oversubscribed college should increase to 600 upon completion of the works.