Council grants planning permission for Clonakilty Community College extension

Posted on: 10th June, 2016

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Clonakilty based county councillor Christopher O’Sullivan has confirmed that Cork County Council has granted planning permission for a multi-million euro extension to Clonakilty Community College. Cllr O’Sullivan, who is a member of the school’s Board of Management, has described the news as, “a very important day for education in Clonakilty and the surrounding area.”

Cllr O’Sullivan said, “As a former pupil of the school, I remember being very envious of the facilities that neighbouring schools had while we sat in cold damp prefabs. In those days our principal was Paddy Duggan. He fought tooth and nail to get funding for an adequate extension to the school however he was constantly met by barriers. I’m delighted that the hard work he began almost 20 years ago is finally beginning to come to fruition.”

The school currently caters for over 630 pupils with some students having to be accommodated in the aging ‘Tech’ building to the west of the town. This extension will mean all pupils will be accommodated in the new school. The project has been given a budget of 8.3 million from the DES, which includes the provision of a special needs unit. Cork ETB, of which Cllr O’Sullivan is also a member, will now inform the Department of their successfully planning permission application and request authorisation to commence construction this year.

Councillor O’Sullivan said “ a huge debt of gratitude is also owed to the current board of management lead by School Principal Anne Dunne. This project has been at the forefront of their efforts for the past few years. I know that the entire board is very excited by this news.”

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