Minister Foley Announces Major Extension for Castleisland Community College


Minister for Education Norma Foley, TD pictured with teachers and students during her visit to Castleisland Community College on September 3rd last. This morning she delivered the good news of a major, seven room extension to the school. Included are: Kneeling from left: Ann Marie Callaghan, Katelyn Brennan, Ava Fitzmaurice and Leah O’Connell. Standing from left: Julieann Murphy, Principal Teresa Lonergan, John Fitzgerald, teacher; Alannah Butler, Cillian O’Regan, teacher; Siobhán O Donoghue, Donnacha Hickey, teacher; Juanita Lovett, teacher; Minister Norma Foley, Kyle O’Connor, Seán Barrett, Danute Voveryte, Robbie Carroll, Gabrielle Voveryte, Susan O’Halloran, teacher; Aidan Joy teacher; Deputy Principal, Mairéad Corridon.

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has announced a multi-million euro, seven classroom extension

for Castleisland Community College.

Minister Foley said she is pleased to announce that the school has received project approval for a state-of-the-art extension that will consist of three mainstream classrooms, a graphics room, a music room and two multi-media rooms.

Special Education Rooms

The innovative design will also include provision for two Special Education teaching rooms to be included in the modern build.

“I am delighted to announce the news of this seven classroom extension which will greatly enhance a school community already providing excellence in education,” said Minister Foley this morning.

“It represents a deserved recognition for the hard work of the staff and students at Castleisland Community College,”  she added in conclusion.

Moving to Design Stage 

While the development and this morning’s announcement has been warmly welcomed at the college, there is no specific date on which the building is set to commence. However, the project is believed to be moving to the design stage next week. 

“There is no doubt but that the school is growing beyond our existing capacity, the extra and subject specific rooms will be a very welcome addition to what we are offering here already,” said the college spokesperson.

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