Additional accommodation approved for St. Mogue’s College, Bawnboy – Brendan Smith TD

“I welcome the approval by the Department of Education of additional accommodation for St. Mogue’s College, Bawnboy.  This significant approval will enable the provision of 7 classrooms, including specialist rooms, in modular accommodation.

This significant development will enable the provision of 1 Art room, 1 Music Room, 1 Woodwork room & prep area, 1 Science room, 1 SET room and 2 SEN classrooms.

I was very glad to support the detailed application submitted by Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board.  I also recognise the strong and ongoing commitment of the Board of Management and the Parents’ Association of St. Mogue’s to have the ETB application progressed.

Some months ago I arranged a meeting with the Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, for local public representatives and local groups working actively for the retention of St. Mogue’s and St. Bricin’s.  At that meeting we outlined clearly the present accommodation needs of both schools and an application was also approved some time ago in respect of additional accommodation at St. Bricin’s.  I very much appreciate the help of Minister Foley in securing this substantial accommodation for both schools.

I wish the Principal, her staff colleagues and the entire school community well in their work.  I know that the ETB will work diligently to ensure that this substantial building project will be advanced as quickly as possible and I wish them well with the work.  As we all know our local ETB has a great record in progressing building projects”, stated Brendan Smith TD.