A Carrick-on-Suir secondary school is to get a new school campus and two Cahir primary schools will be amalgamated over the next five years while two other South Tipperary schools are getting extensions this year under the Government’s €1.5bn school building programme.
Education & Skills Minister Ruairi Quinn has announced that a new school will be built for Comeragh College in Carrick-on-Suir in 2015 and 2016, while Cahir Boys and Cahir Girls National Schools will also be amalgamated in 2015 and 2016 with new facilities built to accommodate the new arrangement.
He has also announced that builders will be on site working on an extension/refurbishment project at Scoil Ruain in Killenaule this year and while an extension/ refurbishment project at Scoil Mhuire Presentation Secondary School in Ballingarry “will proceed to construction” this year.
Pat Callanan, Principal of the 300 student Comeragh College, has welcomed the news that their long awaited new school is to go to construction in 2015.
The school has been under severe pressure for space to accommodate its growing student numbers and has been operating from two buildings at Greenside and Greystone Street in Carrick-on-Suir for nearly 20 years.
At the end of 2010, South Tipperary VEC purchased a new 16.5 acres greenfield site along Carrick-on-Suir’s Pill Road for the school’s new campus.