CORK County Council has granted planning permission for a new building for the gaelscoil in Skibbereen.
The board of Gaelscoil Dr Uí Shúilleabháin lodged the application last November and on Tuesday, January 31st, the local authority announced its decision, which will pave the way for the building of a €1.5m new school.
The contract will see the demolition and removal of the existing Gaelscoil building and prefabs, and the construction of a new single-storey school, comprising four classrooms, a general purpose hall, a library and resource room, a multi-purpose room, administration office and staff room, as well as toilets and a store.
The new school will also have increased car parking facilities, an outdoor play area, a ball court and an external store.
The principal of Gaelscoil Dr Uí Shúilleabháin, Aisling Ní Néill, told The Southern Star that everyone at the school is looking forward to work starting shortly.
‘We are,’ she added, ‘delighted to be so close to getting a modern educational facility for our 60 students.’