Chief Executive, John Kearney provides an update of the ambitious plans for Breifne College at the CMETB Board Meeting on 16th November 2021.

November 16, 2021

The Board members of Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) held its November meeting in the Garage Theatre, Monaghan on Tuesday 16th November 2021.

During the meeting, Chief Executive of Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board, Mr. John Kearney made a presentation updating the Board regarding the recent announcement that the Minister for Education, Norma Foley T.D. approved an all in grant for the provision of additional accommodation at Breifne College, Cavan.

The update and presentation of the ambitious plans for Breifne College was warmly received by Board members.

Mr. John Kearney stated that “This multi-million capital investment is fantastic news for Breifne College and Cavan Town, coming into line completely with CMETB’s ambition of delivering world-class education facilities for the Cavan- Monaghan region. This announcement follows on from the excellent Leaving Certificate results this year and reaffirms CMETB and Breifne College’s focus on STEAM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths is rightful recognition of the excellent teaching and learning occurring at the school.”

CMETB will now immediately progress this project by appointing a Design Team to design and tender the project and to oversee the construction.

The works to Breifne College, Cavan will include:

-4 General Classrooms

-2 Materials Technology Rooms

-2 Engineering Rooms

-1 Art Room

-1 Home Economics Room

-3 Science Labs and Preparation Area

-1 Graphics Room

-1 Textiles Room

-7 SET Rooms

-2 SEN Base

-GP/ Dining

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