Loughrea secondary school approved for largest ever investment

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St. Brigid’s College in Loughrea has been approved for the largest investment in the history of the secondary school.

The GRETB secondary school at Mt Pleasant, Loughrea has received confirmation from the Department of Education that it has been given approval for a massive expansion.

The new accommodation for the St. Brigid’s will include 10 new classrooms, 2 science/shared prep areas, 1 textiles room, 1 DCG/Tech Graphics room, 1 Art/Craft room, 1 Tech Prep area, 2 Project stores and SET rooms.

Announcing the news, St. Brigid’ said on facebook “This investment, the largest in the history of the school will deliver twenty two new state of the art classrooms and facilities for all in the school community.”

“We welcome this investment and it will future proof our schools ability to provide world class education and facilities for our students and teachers into the future.”

Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon said that he was delighted to be informed of the news by Education Minister Joe McHugh.

The Fine Gael TD offered his congratulations to county councillor Mogie Maher, who is chairman of the Board of Management at St. Brigid’s.

“I want to congratulate him and all of the BOM, Principal Sean Connolly and the whole of the school community on this wonderful news,” Deputy Cannon said.