Site secured for Knocklyon Gaelscoil


The site for a new building for Gaelscoil Knocklyon has been secured,  according to local Independent Minister, Katherine Zappone. The Minister says she has received confirmation from the Department of  Education that the final legal obstacles to securing the site have been  cleared and the purchase complete.

Minister Zappone says the move is a tribute to the hard work and  dedication of local parents, teaching staff and management. Minister Zappone added: “After over two-decades we have taken another step forward to ensure that  Gaelscoil Knocklyon will have a permanent building.  I have been in close contact with my colleague the Minister for Education,  Richard Bruton, to bring us to this point.  It is important that momentum is maintained so that the children studying  in Knocklyon will have safe, comfortable and secure classrooms and other  facilities.

The new school will be built under the Department of Education ‘Design and  Build’ approach, which should ensure that the project continues to  advance. This campaign has been a long-running one, but those involved have never lost hope and remained focused throughout on securing their goal. As a local Independent TD I am looking forward to the day when the ribbon
will finally be cut on the new school.”

Caption: Campaigners for a new building for Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamha, Knocklyon,  with Dublin South West Independent Minister, Katherine Zappone. A site has  now been secured for a new building.  The project will be delivered  through the Department of Education ‘Design and Build’ approach.

Sarah Brooks

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