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O’Dowd cuts the first sod on a £15.5million extension at Coláiste Feirste

11 February, 2016 - by John O'Dowd


Education Minister John O’Dowd has cut the first sod on a new extension at Coláiste Feirste. 

The capital works project worth £15.5million will provide new teaching facilities as well as a Sports Hall, changing rooms, a gym, synthetic training area, 3G Gaelic Pitch and five courts.

The Minister said:

“Today represents a key milestone for Coláiste Feirste. The Irish medium education sector has been growing steadily over the last number of years. With that growth comes the need for investment and development. This historic school building will benefit from the new facilities and the learning environment will be greatly improved.

“Ongoing investment in our schools estate is essential if we are to continue to provide a quality education.

“I always enjoy visiting schools and meeting with staff and pupils. It is particularly enjoyable when I am highlighting investment that not only has an impact on the lives of those connected with the school but also provides a boost to the local construction industry.

“I am delighted that I could be here today to celebrate this occasion with you and I wish everyone connected with Coláiste Feirste well for the future.”

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