Multi million investment announced for two Donegal schools


The Government has approved large scale projects at both Loreto Community School and Mulroy College in Milford.

The multi million euro investment will see the construction of new classrooms in both schools.

Loreto and Mulroy have been approved for the projects by the Building Unit in the Department of Education and Skills under its additional accommodation programme.

The decisions on the additional accommodation projects are based on a number of factors including the increasing and projected enrolments in the schools.

In statement, Education Minister Joe McHugh says that Loreto Community School has been approved for 11 new classrooms which will includes the replacement of five prefabs with permanent rooms, one technical graphics classroom, two science labs and prep area, one art room and two special education teaching rooms. New toilets and a locker area will also form part of the plan.

Meanwhile Mulroy College has been approved for one mainstream classroom, two special education needs rooms and three special education teaching rooms, as well as toilets.

The Department is also awaiting a revised roof replacement design which will be considered at a later date.

“It is a fantastic boost to see investment in schools to support increasing enrolments with projections for around 800 students to be in Loreto in the coming years and around 530 students enrolling in Mulroy this year.”

Minister McHugh added: “There are a number of other school projects in the pipeline in the county and I hope to be in a position to signal progress on those in the coming weeks and months.”