Three School Campus Granted
Cork County Council has granted planning permission to Cork Education and Training Board (CETB) for the development of a three-school campus at Gortnaclohy, Carrigaline. The development will include a state of the art Gaelcholáiste, Gaelscoil and SONAS Junior Primary School.
The campus will accommodate over 1,000 pupils when completed. The Chief Executive of Cork ETB, Mr. Ted Owens, has congratulated all involved: “This campaign to establish a new post-primary school for the area began in 2008, thanks to the tireless campaigning by the school’s founding Committee. It is an exciting time for the town of Carrigaline and its hinterland”.
In response to the demand, CETB has already established the Gaelcholáiste in a temporary capacity, at Waterpark House, Carrigaline.
Principal of Ghaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin Áine-Máire Ní Fhaoláin stated; “The planning permission granted for the educational campus is an outstanding story for the town of Carrigaline and surrounding areas. Three excellent schools that meet children’s educational needs and requirements in the area will now be built and it will be one of the largest and most modern campuses in the country.”
Mr. Owens has also praised of the Department of Education and Skills for their foresight and commitment to Carrigaline and many other areas of the County.
For further information on Cork Education and Training Board (CETB) see http://www.cetb.ie
There has been some local opposition to the plans from residents in surrounding housing estates. They have cited potential traffic issues arising from the development as a concern.