February 25, 2024

Class news as green light given for major new extension to county Kilkenny school

A major new extension has been approved for a primary school in the south of the county.

The Department of Education & Skills has approved the development at St Senan’s National School in Kilmacow.

The project will involve the construction of three new mainstream classrooms, two Special Education rooms and a two-classroom Special Educational Needs base. The works will also include the demolition of an old prefab on the grounds of the school.

Local TD John Paul Phelan said the extension will “will significantly improve facilities” at the school.

Deputy Phelan (pictured below) said: “This long-awaited extension to St. Senan’s NS is great news for the entire school community and indeed Kilmacow and the surrounding areas.

“The school team has been under enormous pressure in recent years due to capacity and this work will vastly improve facilities for staff and pupils alike, allowing the school to cater for current and future demand throughout the area.”


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