A second level school on the northside of the city has announced a €9.5 million extension to its campus.
Gaelcholáiste Mhuire, A.G. North Monastery, was granted the 4,170 square metre extension by the Department of Education over the summer, just two years after opening its €1.8 million 854 square metre extension.
Principal Dónal Ó Buachalla said that it is “a very significant extension” for the campus and the A.G. in particular.
The extension will allow for the catering of over 700 students at the school which currently has enrolled a total of 629 after taking in 121 students for the 2020/2021 academic year.
Mr Ó Buachalla confirmed that the extension will allow for a further 15 general classrooms and 10 specialist rooms.
The specialist rooms will consist of three multi-media rooms, a further two science laboratories, two design and communication graphics rooms, a new technology room, a new arts room and a new library.
The extension will also add additional space for a canteen and canteen facilities which will cater for the population of over 700 pupils.
Project design teams including architects, consulting engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers and quantity surveyors will be put out to tender by the end of the month.
Mr Ó Buachalla hopes that staff and students can move into the new building by the 2022/2023 school year.