Wednesday 23 October 2019

Seven Wexford schools in line for major funding

paul kehoe new
paul kehoe new

By david tucker

seven schools in Wexford are to benefit from funding under a multi-million euro school building programme, with completion dates for two of them, one in Wexford and the other in Enniscorthy, six years away.

The major school building programme involves funding for the Vocational College Bunclody, Meanscoil Gharman, Enniscorthy, Bridgetown College, Loreto Secondary School, Wexford Town (which has previously been announced), St Joseph's BNS, Gorey, St. Canice's Convent, Rosbercon and Wexford Educate Together N.S. (053 9184573)

'This school building programme sets out over 310 individual major school building projects, which will proceed to construction between 2016 and 2021. Meanwhile the government is also announcing today that 13 new primary and second-level schools are to open in 2017 and 2018,' said Minister Paul Kehoe.

'I'm very aware of the pressing need to provide more school places in Wexford in order to continue to meet the accommodation requirements of our growing school-going population.

'This funding will facilitate the provision of more school places in Wexford and this significant investment will also support direct and indirect jobs in Wexford.

'I know how vital it is to parents across Wexford that their children are not just guaranteed a school place, but are guaranteed that they can learn and grow in a comfortable environment, which is conducive to study.

The completion dates are Loreto Secondary School, Wexford Town, post 2016, St Joseph's BNS, Gorey 2017, St. Canice's Convent, Rosbercon 2018, Bridgetown College 2018, Wexford Educate Together N.S. Primary 2021 and Meanscoil Gharman, Enniscorthy 2021.

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