County Limerick school secures funding for extension

Gerard Fitzgibbon

Reporter:

Gerard Fitzgibbon

SCOIL Naomh Iosef in Dromcollogher has been awarded grant funding for a €100,000 extension, it has been confirmed.

SCOIL Naomh Iosef in Dromcollogher has been awarded grant funding for a €100,000 extension, it has been confirmed.

The finance was announced by the Department of Education and Skills this week, and will go towards the development of a new all purpose classroom.

The decision to approve the project was welcomed by Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan, who described it as a “wonderful announcement”.

“This is a deserved reward for a lot of hard work from the board of management at the school.

The biggest benefit, though, will obviously be to the pupils, both current and those yet to enrol, who will get many years of use from the new addition to the school.

“This is a wonderful announcement for the school at a time when such funding is unfortunately very difficult to obtain,”

The school, which is just outside the town on the Buttevant Road, first opened in 1959.

It was awarded a green flag in March of this year in a ceremony which was attended by the popular West Limerick band ‘Mad for Road’.

The new classroom extension comes on the back of a recent programme of improvement works.

Last year, the entire exterior of the school was re-decorated and new double glazed windows and doors were installed.

New fences were erected, and digital classroom aides were purchased.