The Parish received the good news of the granting of planning permission by Laois County Council for the two new Parish schools at Aughnaharna (Summerhill). These new state of the art schools, designed by local Architects MCOH, will facilitate the amalgamation of our three inner town Parish Primary Schools - Sacred Heart, Scoil Mhuire and St. Paul’s. They will provide extra accommodation to cope with the growing demand for places in our Parish Schools as well as giving our children and our teachers the facilities they deserve for education in the 21st Century.
This project – the construction of two 24 classroom schools with all the ancillary facilities for two 32 classroom schools – is in the Departments plans to move to construction in this current year We look forward to progressing the project to the construction stage over the coming months.
Our other town Parish School, Scoil Bhríd, Knockmay, also has planning permission for a new 32 classroom building which is in the Departments plan for construction in 2014/2015. We look forward to both of these projects progressing without any undue delay.