The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has this week announced the sanction of a new, four-classroom school building for Knocknagoshel national school in the northeast region of Kerry.
In total, the build will provide for four general classrooms, a GP room, a library/resource area and ancillary accommodation. This project has been approved under the Department’s Major Capital Programme as part of Project Ireland 2040.
A Service Level Agreement (SLA) between Kerry ETB and the Department will be formally agreed before a design team is appointed to deliver the project.
Minister Foley said: “I am very pleased to announce the news that a new school has been sanctioned for Knocknagoshel national school.”
“This is a welcome development for the close-knit rural community in Knocknagoshel and its hinterland. This announcement is a recognition of the importance of the provision of excellence in education to boys and girls in a rural community.”
Pictured: Minister Norma Foley outside Knocknagoshel National School this week following the announcement of a new school for the area with Michael Walsh and his grandkids Evan and Robyn Walsh