Colaiste Pobail Osraí, Kilkenny is now on the road to the Western Environs.

Colaiste Pobail Osraí, Kilkenny is now on the road to the Western Environs.

Colaiste Pobail Osrai, Kilkenny is entering a historic new chapter in its 25th Anniversary year. Funding has been made available for groundworks to facilitate the development of a new, independent school for the Coláiste.

“News of a significant investment in infrastructure for the Western Environs of the city means our new, independent school is a significant step closer,” principal Cathnia Ó Muircheartaigh said..

Funding has already been approved by the Department of Education and Skills for the new building and facilities.

“Admissions to our school have hit a record high this year and never before have more pupils from primary schools throughout the city and county come to us applying for places in our school. We have been limited by the lack of space at our current site.

“The new site will accommodate the building of facilities unrivalled anywhere else in Kilkenny. These will include state of the art modern teaching and learning spaces, along with expansive indoor and outdoor sporting facilities. The campus will be structured in such a way as to protect the language ethos and independence of Coláiste Pobail Osraí.”

Mr Ó'Muircheartaigh acknowledges the dedicated work put in to the project. In particular, Kilkenny and Carlow ETB Chief Executive Cynthia Deane and Director of Schools Eileen Curtis, who were instrumental in leading the project along with Kilkenny County Council officials and councilors on providing the infrastructure.