Clare Schools to Build Permanent Classrooms

Two of the counties primary schools will soon see construction of permanent classrooms to replace prefabs under a pilot Government scheme.

Doolin Mixed National School and Ruan Central National School are among 58 schools across the country that have opted to use grant aid for the purchase of temporary accommodation to build permanent classrooms instead


The pilot plan allows schools to use Department grant-aid to build new classrooms instead of buying temporary units for which the money was intended.

The two schools in Clare have each chosen to build an 80sq/m permanent mainstream classroom with this grant from the Department

Minister Batt O’Keeffe also introduced a measure that allows a school to buy temporary accommodation if it’s required for more than three years, using a grant awarded by the Department.

Seven schools in Clare have chosen to buy temporary classrooms as part of that scheme, they are Scoil Seanáin Naofa, Clonlara; Scoil na Mainistreach, Quin; Sixmilebridge National School; Parteen National School; Clonmoney National School, Ennis; St Aidan’s National School, Shannon; and St Mochulla’s National School, Tulla.