Construction work on a permanent extension to Craughwell National School is due to get underway next month.
A contractor has been chosen for the major upgrade works for the primary school, and is due to start building on site on September 6.
Galway East TD Seán Canney said that this is fantastic news for parents, pupils, and the school, adding that the project has been on the agenda for too long.
“This project is long awaited by the community in Craughwell, and I look forward to the building contractor moving on site and I expect that the project will now be delivered without any further delay”.
The full expansion of the school will replace existing prefabs with a two storey extension to the main school building, with a total floor space of 1,628sqm.
The extension will include eight new classrooms for the national school, along with a general-purpose sports hall, a multipurpose room, administration offices, and the principal’s office.
Other works on the site will include work on the school car park and drop-off point for parents.
It is expected that construction work on the school will take a total of nine months.