Approval of extension at Cólaiste Dún an Rí, Kingscourt

Brendan Smith TD and Councillor Clifford Kelly welcome the decision by the Minister for Education, Ms Norma Foley TD to approve the specific accommodation for the major building project at Cólaiste Dún an Rí.

Both Councillor Clifford Kelly and I had made strong representations to Minister Foley in relation to the need to progress this application submitted by Cavan Monaghan ETB.  The proposed extension is needed due to increasing enrolments in the school and the accommodation will consist of Phase 2 – 23 Classrooms, 2 Classroom SEN base, 5x SET room, 1x DCG room, 3x Science lab/2 Prep area, 1x Home Econ room, 1x Art room, 1x Const Studies room, 1x Engineering room, 1x Tech Prep room, 1x Project store, 1x staff room, 1x GP/Dining room.

This is a very welcome development for the school community in the Kingscourt area.  Great credit is due to the ETB, the Principal and all his staff colleagues, the Board of Management and the Parents’ Association.  Councillor Clifford Kelly, as Chairman of the Board of Management, is a powerful advocate for this School which is experiencing huge growth in enrolment.  This new accommodation along with the existing school will cater for the projected population growth in the area for many years to come.