March 2, 2021
Local Minister and Fine Gael TD, Heather Humphreys, has welcomed the news that St. Daigh’s Primary School in Inniskeen has received approval for three Special Education Needs classrooms.
Minister Humphreys said the additional classrooms will greatly enhance the facilities at the school.
The funding, provided by the Department of Education, has also been welcomed by the school’s Board of Management.
The new classrooms will particularly benefit students with more complex education needs and allow them to be educated in smaller class groups.
Welcoming the funding, Minister Humphreys said:
“I was delighted to visit the school this week and to congratulate the principal and staff on the great work they are carrying out on behalf of the students.
“The school caters for over 230 children and this announcement will be a huge boost to everyone in the local community.
“I hope to see works commencing very soon.
“I am delighted to have supported the school when they opened a new astro turf facility, which I know is extremely popular locally.
It has been a pleasure to continue working with them as they enter this very important new phase of their development.”
The school itself have said they are "absolutely delighted with this good news for the school, staff and students.”
Tomás MacGiollachomáin, School Principal, thanked the Board of Management of the school, the School Management Team, (Sandra Cumiskey, Deputy Principal and Denise McMahon, Assistant Principal) and the school staff in bringing the project to this stage.
He also thanked Maureen Smith S.E.N.O for her positive input at all stages of this wonderful project.
“The provision of many therapeutic services will now follow as a result of the above project.”
He added that presently the school is undertaking to build an additional two class rooms commencing shortly.