Loughrea primary school gets approval for special education facilities

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St. Brendan’s NS primary school in Loughrea has received planning approval for new special education facilities.

The Board of Management at the Mt Pleasant primary school sought permission for a new school building with four special education classrooms.

The total floor space of the new building will be 105sqm across the four classrooms.

St. Brendan’s is a catholic boy’s school, the current building of which opened in 1968 after the closure of St. Brendan’s at Piggot Street.

It operated under the De La Salle Brothers until their withdrawal in 1987, and is now under the auspices of the Bishop of Clonfert.

The purpose built school facility comprises of eight spacious classrooms, staff-room, office, remedial and reception room.

Galway County Council granted planning permission with five conditions attached.