Class news for Kilkenny school set for major new makeover
A county Kilkenny school can look forward to a signifcant new facelift after the local authority approved its plans for a large new extension.
Kilkenny County Council granted planning permission to the Board of Management of Urlingford National School to build an extension comprising of five new education rooms.
The new extension will comprise of two new mainstream classrooms, three new special education teacher rooms and wheelchair user-assisted toilets.
The revamp of the school will also see the re-establishment of the General Purpose hall in the existing school.
Once the extension is complete the overall size of the school will increase from 870mts sq to almost 1,200mts sq.
The mixed gender school currently caters for more than 260 pupils.