SIX new schools are to be built in Limerick over the next five years after they were included in Department of Education’s multi-million euro school building programme.
Construction of a new secondary school in Doon is expected to begin later this year as part of a public private partnership.
A new school will be built for Gaelscoil Chaladh and Treoig (Castletroy) next year and work will also begin on a new school for Colaiste Chiarain in Croom, which will have the capacity to cater for 1,000 students.
Work on a new building for Gaelscoil An Raithin in Dooradoyle will begin in 2014 and work will also commence in the same year on a new school for the amgalmated Galvone NS and Southill JS.
In 2015, a new school will be built in Mungret to house the Limerick City Educate Together National School.
“Our programme means that schools and parents will be able to plan much better for their children’s education at a time when enrolments at both primary and second level are rising dramatically,” said Minister Ruairi Quinn.
A number of extension and refurbishment projects in Limerick have also been included in the Deparment’s building programme.
Work at Kilfinane NS and at Ard Scoil Ris and St Munchin’s College in the city will be completed this year and a new extension will be built at Colaiste Iosaf in Kilmallock in 2014.
A full version of this story was published in the Limerick Leader, print edition, dated March 17, 2012