Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney

DESIGN TEAM TO BE APPOINTED FOR ATHENRY GAELSCOIL CAMPUS – CANNEY

Plans for Athenry’s Gaelscoil Campus are making progress with a design team for the project about to be appointed.  Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney has received confirmation of the imminent appointment from the Minister for Education Joe McHugh TD.

Minister Canney said: “I am delighted that progress is being made on the Gaelscoil Campus.  Athenry has witnessed a recent transformation in educational facilities.  The new 1,000-student Presentation College facility is now open, and the new Clarin College is due to open to students in March 2020.  The next phase is the design and construction of the new Gaelscoil Campus on the old Clarin College site, which will become vacant in the coming months.  Gaelscoil Riada National School and Coláiste an Eachréidh are to be located on a single campus with modern educational facilities.  Students from both schools have been accommodated in pre-fabs for far too long.  The appointment of the design team is a major milestone and will allow Galway Educational Training Board to proceed with the design and construction of the new facility.”

For more information, contact Minister Canney on 086-2513639