Deputy Higgins said, “This is a really big day for Saggart with work now underway for a much needed community centre at the old Schoolhouse. “And I want to wish a massive congratulations to the community, led by the Saggart Village Residents Association, who have so passionately campaigned for the Council to purchase this building “This community centre is going to be a massive asset to the community, and importantly the history and heritage of Saggart is being represented on the site of the old schoolhouse while also being merged with a brand new, state-of-the-art building.
“As a Councillor, I was delighted to help secure funding to transform this site into a much-needed Community Centre and Cllr. Shirley O’Hara and I will continue to work with the Council to ensure its delivered as soon as possible because that’s what the people of saggart want,” said Deputy Higgins.
Cllr. Shirley O’Hara said, “There is real excitement here as the first sod is turned on the Saggart Schoolhouse Community Centre. “This has been a project that the community and residents have been closely involved with and they’ve worked very hard to have this delivered so I really commend them for that. “The Saggart Schoolhouse Community Centre will be a state-of-the-art facility when it’s finished and I can’t wait for the grand opening,” concluded Cllr. O’Hara.