Green light for new €4m
school

After nearly a decade and a half of waiting, teachers, parents and schoolchildren at St Mary’s National School in Edgeworthstown received the news they had long been hoping for as governement chiefs this week gave the go-ahead for the construction of a new state-of-the-art school.

After nearly a decade and a half of waiting, teachers, parents and schoolchildren at St Mary’s National School in Edgeworthstown received the news they had long been hoping for as governement chiefs this week gave the go-ahead for the construction of a new state-of-the-art school.

In a project worth up to €4m, the newly developed site will consist of 20 mainstream classrooms, eight special tuition rooms, offices, a staff and multi purpose room alongside a modern special needs unit.

In a further boost to the local economy, Longford firm PJ McLoughlin & Sons have been appointed as main contractors in a project that is expected to take two years to complete.

It’s also understood the school, when built, will be the largest national school in the county, catering for around 16 different nationalities.

“This project has taken almost 15 years and we are absolutely delighted that it is finally coming to fruition,” said a clearly delighted St Mary’s NS Principal, Helen O’Gorman on Monday.

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