Mungret Community College in Limerick has designs on new build

Jess Casey

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Jess Casey

MCC students with Eamon Murphy, George O Callaghan, Helen Ryan, and Liam O’Mahoney

MCC students with Eamon Murphy, George O Callaghan, Helen Ryan, and Liam O’Mahoney

STUDENTS, staff and stakeholders at one of Limerick’s newest schools recently attended the first official design meeting for their ambitious school building project.

The first client and design team meeting for a new school building for Mungret Community College (MCC) was held at the head office of the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, who are the secondary school’s patron. 

Before the meeting, MCC students, along with their principal Liam O’Mahoney and deputy principal Helen Ryan, got the opportunity to meet the design team to view the proposed plans for the brand new school. 

“We have a very experienced and strong team that we have every confidence in to deliver the project on time and to the highest quality,” said chairperson of the school’s board of management Metropolitan Mayor Cllr Daniel Butler. 

With plans to increase its future numbers to 800 students, demand for places in the school has been “exponential”, he added.

“That all puts more pressure on us now to deliver a school before we outgrow our current premises.” 

“I’m delighted to see the design process now begin, that we can work towards delivering a new building for MCC,” Mayor Butler said. 

“The school’s principal Liam O’Mahoney and myself will be working very closely together on this project to ensure that we deliver it on time,” the councillor added. 

“The end of 2020 has always been our target. It's a very exciting time,” said the metro mayor. 

Last July, it was announced that Limerick and Clare Education Training Board would be responsible for delivering the new school build for MCC.

This decision was made by the then Minister for Education Richard Bruton to ensure building work on the new school would be fast tracked. 

MCC is currently based in a temporary premises in Mungret Woods.