The Department of Education has this week confirmed funding for a classroom extension at Abbey College, Boyle, with building works set to commence in the next 18 months.
The extension will comprise two general classrooms, an engineering room, a constructions room and preparation area, a project store, a design and communications room, a multimedia room, a graphics room, science room, a two-class SEN base, three SET rooms and male and female toilets.
Welcoming the announcement, local Fine Gael Minister of State Frank Feighan said the much-needed extension would enable the schoo to accommodate increasing numbers of students.
“I want to compliment the principal, David Harding and the board of management, for an excellent application,” he said.
“Abbey Community College is my former alma mater, so I am particularly delighted to see the Minister sanction the funding for the Boyle school at this time.
“I expect that work will now begin around planning and tendering for this extension and that hopefully building can commence within the next 18 months,” Deputy Feighan concluded.