CMETB announce plans for a new Gaelscoil in Clones

September 18, 2019

Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board has announced plans for the construction of a state of the art Gaelscoil in Clones. The Department of Education and Skills has entrusted Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board to lead the delivery of the capital project with a new purpose-built facility being completed for Gaelscoil Éois.

Plans for the new school feature the provision for an eight-classroom building with two special education rooms and the creation of an exterior play space. The new school, will replace the current Gaelscoil Éois building, located at the former Largy College site on the Roslea Road.

The announcement exemplifies the ongoing work of Cavan and Monaghan ETB, delivering significant capital projects to improve and increase quality education provision across the two counties.

John Kearney, Chief Executive of CMETB said: “This announcement is an exciting opportunity and gives the Clones community reassurance about the long-term plans for their Gaelscoil and education in their area. This investment builds on the progress that we have made over the last number of years reaffirming CMETB’s commitment to improving learning environments for all across the region.”

Brendan Ó Dufaigh ,Chairperson of Gaelscoil Éois welcomed the news: “We are delighted with the announcement which will be a great enhancement for Irish medium education in Clones. The new school building will offer students and staff a modern environment with innovative facilities to engage in high quality teaching and learning.”

The major project will see Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board appoint a design team to deliver the new school.

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