Thumbs-up for building of two new primary Gaelscoileanna
THE PROMOTION of the Irish language has received a huge boost with the news that planning permission has been submitted for the construction of two new primary Gaelscoileanna in Clondalkin.
The Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board lodged the plans with South Dublin County Council for two primary schools for Gaelscoil na Camoige and Gaelscoil Chluain Dolcain.
The new schools planned will be built at Coláiste Chilliain on Old Nangor Road and will be three-storeys high providing 16 classrooms each, a shared general-purpose area and ancillary teaching and staff accommodation.
The plans include a new vehicle entrance and exit onto Old Nangor Road to provide a one-way vehicle route with a bus/vehicle set-down zone, and conversion of existing vehicle entrance to Coláiste Chilliain to an in-only entrance.
Included are two new hard play courts and play space at each primary school with site landscaping, bicycle-parking spaces and car-parking spaces for each primary school, including accessible car-parking spaces.
The plans outline internal refurbishment works to Coláiste Chilliain secondary school to facilitate the reintegration of teaching accommodation upon Gaelscoil Chluain Dolcain’s move to the new school.
Removal of the existing temporary changing room and relocation of the car park at Gaelscoil Chluain Dolcain to provide accessible parking spaces and associated works.
Connections to public utility and drainage services, boundary treatments, installation of PV panels, alterations to existing drainage layout and associated site development works will also be included.
Gaelscoil na Camoige is currently based in prefabs on the grounds of Áras Chronáin for the past 20 years, while Gaelscoil Chluain Dolcain is located on the grounds of Coláiste Chilliain.
Parents in both schools have been campaigning for years for proper facilities for both schools and this planning application will be a major boost.
Read more on the proposed new campus here – Proposal will see three schools set to combine