State of the art campus moves a step closer for Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh

Jess Casey

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Jess Casey

Senator Maria Byrne along with principal Donncha Ó' Treasaigh, staff and students and members of the board of management of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh on the site visit

Senator Maria Byrne along with principal Donncha Ó' Treasaigh, staff and students and members of the board of management of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh on the site visit

THE ROAD is almost paved for construction work to begin on a new state of the art school campus for Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh.

Demolition at the former Dawn Dairies-Kerry Group processing plant on Old Clare Street is currently underway, clearing the way for the new school.

The designs for the new campus are also expected to be submitted shortly for planning permission.

Students and staff recently visited the site along with Senator Maria Byrne, the chairperson of the school’s board of management.

“Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh has been providing high quality education at their building at Sir Harry’s Mall since 2006 but the success of the school has meant they have outgrown their current location,” said Senator Maria Byrne, the chairperson of the school’s board of management.

“I hope that this process can now progress rapidly and that the school’s future students can access top quality education in a modern and built for purpose school at the new location in Clare Street.”

“I want to compliment Thompson Architects for the unique design which will be submitted to Limerick City and County Council shortly for planning permission,” she added.

“I look forward to the school continuing its good work in the years ahead.”

The unique design of the new campus has impressed the Department of Education and Skills, according to principal Donncha Ó Treasaigh. 

“I know that Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD is very much looking forward to seeing the design.”

“The stunning design will very much compliment the region and put Limerick on the map,” he added.