FIRST SOD TURNED ON NEW 350 PUPIL SCHOOL AFTER THIRTEEN YEAR WAIT

first_imgThe first sod has today been turned on a state-of-the-art school in Letterkenny after a 13 year wait.Pupils, parents and teachers at Colasite Ailigh were united this morning to see Principal Michael Gibbons do the honours at the green-field site on the outskirts of the town.It is now hoped that construction on the new school, which will cater for 350 pupils, will be complete by early 2014. Among those present at today’s ceremony was Senator Jimmy Harte, VEC CEO Sean Purcell and Education Officer Ann McHugh as well as current pupils and teachers from the school.Funding for the project has been made available through a Public Private Partnership involving the Bank of Ireland and the European Investment Bank.Principal Michael Gibbons was in jovial mood as he tossed the first sod.“We have waited thirteen years for this day and I’m very proud to be tnring the sod today,” he said. He also paid particular tribute to former CEO of the VEC Sean O’LOngain who was also present. FIRST SOD TURNED ON NEW 350 PUPIL SCHOOL AFTER THIRTEEN YEAR WAIT was last modified: November 23rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colasite Ailighfirst sod turnedletterkennynew schoolprincipal Michael Gibbonslast_img

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