Funds for classrooms, campsites and BGH

October 12th, 2019 6:04 PM

By Southern Star Team

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CLONAKILTY’S Gaelscoil has had its application for an additional six classrooms granted by the Department of Education.

Gaelscoil Mhichíl Ui Choileáin got the green light for four new classrooms with ensuites and two special education teacher support rooms.

Meanwhile, in more good news, the Wild Atlantic Glamping campsite is to receive funding of just over €150,000 for its development on Bere Island.

The funding will go towards facilities at the glamping and camping site which will have dedicated facilities to support water sports with direct access to a sheltered bay close to Rerrin village.

Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly congratulated the Gaelscoil, and thanked the hard working teachers and staff in the school. Meanwhile, the minister also confirmed that podiatry services provided at Bantry General Hospital (BGH) are set to increase. Confirmation was provided by the ceo of the South West Hospital group Gerry Dwyer, at a meeting at Bantry on Monday.

The Minister said: ‘Services like podiatry that provide foot specialist services such as skin surgery and nail surgery are the classic type of services we need to be expanding at the hospital. 

‘They ensure that West Cork residents do not have to take the arduous journey from places like the Mizen and Bantry to CUH, which can be a 260km-round trip,’ he added.

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