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Mountbellew school submits plans for new science building

Coláiste an Chreagáin Vocational School in Mountbellew has submitted plans for a new stand alone science building.

The school’s board of management has made a planning application to the county council for a new building next to the existing school with a science classroom and preparation area.

It’s proposed that the new science building will go at the north west corner of the site along the rear courtyard wall.

Coláiste an Chreagáin is a vocational school that has operated in Mountbellew for over 80 years.

First opening it’s doors as St. Jarlath’s in 1932, the school building used to be home to the local workhouse.

It was put up for sale in 1931, and the Galway V.E.C. took out a 99 year lease, renovating it to make it fit for day and night classes in practical subjects like woodworking and dressmaking.

Today it continues to offer a wide ranging vocational education, offering Leaving Cert and PLC courses under the auspices of the GRETB.

Galway county council is due to make a decision on this planning application by the end of March.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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