Three Mayo secondary schools approved for extra accommodation

FUNDING has been approved to provide additional accommodation at three Mayo secondary schools - St. Tiernan’s in Crossmolina, Moyne College, Ballina, and Scoil Mhuire agus Padraig in Swinford.

The Crossmolina school will see a major extension, with 15 new rooms to be construct.

Approved for St. Tiernan’s are six general classrooms, a DCG/tech graphic room, art room, science lab, two special education needs (SEN) classrooms, a textile room, music room, prep room and a WC for assisted users will be constructed.

Scoil Mhuire agus Padraig has been approved for two new SEN classrooms and a WC for assisted users.

Two SEN classrooms will also be built at Moyne College in Ballina.

The approvals have been welcomed by Deputy Dara Calleary who acknowledged the support of his colleagues Councillors Michael Loftus, Annie May Reape and Michael Smyth in progressing the projects.

He also paid tribute to the schools' principals, staff and students, saying this will be a great boost to each of the schools facilities.

Deputy Alan Dillon agreed it will be of enormous benefit to the students attending each of the schools.

“While increasing overall capacity for St. Tiernan’s in Crossmolina, it is also very welcome news that additional special education infrastructure will be provided at secondary level schools in Ballina and Swinford.”

Said Deputy Michael Ring: “I am delighted to see this significant new accommodation being sanctioned for these three schools. I look forward to the works being completed in the coming months and I’m sure that the teachers and students will benefit from the additional accommodation.”

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