February 27, 2024

Class news! 10 Kilkenny schools to undergo major improvement works

Ten Kilkenny  schools will undergo major improvement works next Summer, it was revealed today.

The funding is being provided by the Government as part of the 2020 Summer Works Scheme.

Education Minister Joe McHugh has announced a total of 405 schools across the country will receive more than €30 million for projects that will be delivered next year.

In Kilkenny, the ten schools that have been successful in this round of funding are:

Carrigeen N S Carrigeen
Scoil Náisiúnta Lisnafunchin Castlecomer
Graig na Manach Buachaill Graiguenamanagh
St Brendan’s mixed N S Huggsintown
Scoil Náisiúnta Bhreandain Naofa Clorinka, Ballyfoyle
Scoil Náisiúnta Shan Nicolas Windgap
Scoil Náisiúnta Tulach Ruain Tullarone
Scoil Mhuire Parnell Street, Kilkenny
St. Senan’s National School Kilmacow
Abbey Community College Abbey Rd, Ferrybank


Education Minister Joe McHugh said the work on the Kilkenny schools will be carried out mainly over the summer months so that the disruption to students and teachers will be kept to a minimum.

The minister added: “We have also made sure that schools are getting the notification several weeks earlier than last year to try to give principals and boards of management a better lead in time to plan and then get the work done.”

Projects allocated funding under the 2020 Summer Works Scheme relate to applications submitted by schools in category 10 from the Summer Works Scheme 2016/17 and category 1 from Summer Works Summer 2020 onwards.

Under Project Ireland 2040, the education sector will receive approximately €12 billion from 2018 to 2027. This includes some €8.8 billion for the schools sector.


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