Knockmore School Works Welcomed

Knockmore JNS Tallaght

Local Councillor, Charlie O’Connor, has welcomed the decision by the Department of Education & Skills to grant aid the long promised upgrade and refurbishment works at Knockmore Junior National School, Tallaght (Scoil Cnoc Mhuire Junior School).

The news was conveyed to Charlie O’Connor as Chairperson of the Board of Management at the School and the Department confirmed that the works would include Insulation works, Internal reconfiguration of School and ASD unit configuration.

According to Charlie O’Connor, this ended a long time campaign for these important works and he also paid tribute to School Principal, Dearbhla Byrne and her predecessor Chris Meehan, who drove the campaign on behalf of the Board.

He added that the news was announced to the School community in a recent newsletter that said:

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Education has granted a renovation project on the school over the coming year. This will include the full insulation of the school, ensuring a warmer environment for your children.

Classrooms on the infant side will be made larger and refurbished and classes on the senior side will also be refurbished.

We know that this will make an even happier learning environment for the children on Knockmore.

Thanks for all of your support in helping us securing the funding.

Bright Days ahead for Knockmore JNS!”


Charlie O’Connor added that the School management is now in negotiations to progress these important works and said that they were very happy with the positive response to the news by the local community.

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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