Construction begins at site of new special school in Tuam

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The construction of St Oliver’s Special School in Tuam, which began recently, has been described as ‘great to see’.

Sean Canney TD visited the site of the new €4.3 million state-of-the-art school at the Glebe, saying the new school is ‘another major step forward for educational provision in Tuam’.

The construction is expected to take 12 months and will have a floor space of 2,221 sq metres and construction will take take 12 months.

Commenting following his visit to the site, Minister Canney said that it is ‘great to see’, and that when complete, Tuam will have a ‘first class educational facility for students with special needs’.

The Galway East TD added: “We have seen the new Gaelscoil open with an investment of €6 million; Phase One of Archbishop McHale College opened following an investment of €5 million; Cahergal National School opened at a cost of €5 million; and there have been facilities upgrades at the Mercy College, Presentation College, St Jarlath’s and St Pat’s National School.

“We also now have a plan for the national schools, with St Pat’s, the Mercy NS and the Presentation NS amalgamating into a 32-classroom school on one site.

“The Educate Together National School will get a permanent building as part of the overall plan, which will secure the future of Tuam’s National Schools for the next 40 years.”