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Loughrea secondary school gets approval for new block of classrooms

St. Raphael’s College secondary school in Loughrea has received planning approval for a new block of classrooms to meet demand.

The Catholic co-educational secondary school at Baunoge, Loughrea submitted plans to the county council for a standalone block of six classrooms adjacent to the existing school gym.

St. Raphael’s is owned by the EDUCENA Foundation, a Catholic schools property trust, which submitted a latter consenting to this planning application.

The school is currently located within the curtilage of the Convent of Mercy in Loughrea, which is a Protected Structure.

A previous extension to the school was completed in 2017, but a number of students and teachers were not relocated from the convent to the main school at that time as was planned due to a lack of space.

“There is a great need to accommodate these students and funding has been approved for a standalone building comprising of 6 General Classrooms and 7 WCs,” a planning report in the application said.

Planning permission was awarded by Galway County Council with a total of eight conditions attached.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com

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