Moycullen primary school adding six new classrooms

Galway Daily news Planning extension grant for Craughwell National School expansion

Scoile Mhuire primary school in Moycullen is planning to add six new prefabricated classrooms.

The Board of Management is seeking planning permission from the county council for two prefab buildings at the primary school to replace existing facilities.

The two prefab buildings would have six classrooms between them, along with ancillary accommodation, sanitary facilities and stairs.

Scoil Mhuire is also seeking permission to retain one prefabricated structure, while removing other which are now substandard.

The Department of Education recently gave the BOM approval to go ahead with these plans to replace their existing temporary facilities.

These prefab classrooms are only meant to be in place temporarily “pending the proposed construction of a replacement multi-storey 16 classroom school building on the existing site,” the Department said.

“This project is included on the Department’s school building programme to be delivered as part of the National Development Plan.”

“The timescale for the provision of this new replacement school will be subject to various timescales including all statutory consents.”

“The details of the accommodation brief are currently being determined for the project and the Department will be in further contact with the school when this has been finalised”.

Scoil Mhuire is a co-educational Catholic primary school on Church Road in Moycullen.

Galway county council is due to make a decision on this planning application by September 3.