Sixteen schools across Kilkenny city and county will undergo major improvements thanks to Government funding

Sixteen schools across Kilkenny city and county will undergo major improvements thanks to Government funding
Sean Keane

Sixteen schools across Kilkenny city and county will undergo major improvement works during the summer months under a new investment programme confirmed for the region by Fine Gael TD, John Paul Phelan.

The Summer Works Scheme will see mechanical, roof and toilet upgrades to school buildings in all parts of the county.

The local schools that will benefit from the scheme include:

· Mechanical works at Scoil Lachtain, Freshford; St Brigid’s in Kells; Jenkinstown, Goresbridge, Ballybough Street in the city and Ballyhale

· Toilet works at St John’s on Michael Street, St Kieran’s in Jenkinstown, St Kieran’s in Stoneyford, Stephen Street and Listerlin

· Roof repairs/works in St Michael’s in Crosspatrick; St Patrick’s Boys National School on Coote’s Lane; Kilmacow, Jenkinstown and Grennan College in Thomastown.

Deputy Phelan said: “This local investment is part of an overall allocation of €47million for vital school projects around the country.

“Works will be carried out in schools in Kilkenny over the summer months, so the disruption to students, teachers and other school staff will be kept to a minimum.