New school at the Marshes taking shape

New school at the Marshes taking shape

The new €16 million school being built at the Marshes is taking shape, less than six months after construction began on the site.

Work on the new school for Coláiste Chú Chulainn began last December with O’Reilly Concrete sharing a couple of aerial shots of the progress yesterday.

An aerial shot of the school’s progress with the Marshes Shopping Centre in the background

It is expected that the school will be complete for use by September 2018.

The new school will cater for 1,000 students once finished. Coláiste Lú, a sister post-primary school, will also be based there.

Coláiste Chú Chulainn first opened in September 2014 with a founding class of 80.

The new school will cater for all the traditional subjects as well as woodwork, engineering, music and technical graphics, while it will also have an autism unit.

Other facilities planned include a fully stocked library, a guidance suite, a multimedia learning laboratory, a tiered lecture theatre, a large canteen, a special needs suite, a full-sized gym, a fitness suite, hard core play areas and a football field.

A new park and playground for use by the public will also be built as part of the project.

Education Minister Richard Bruton performed the official sod-turning at the school at the end of April.

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