The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., today officially opened the €5.7 million extension and refurbishment at Meanscoil Iognáid Rís, Naas, Co Kildare.
Meanscoil Iognáid Rís has 872 students and is projecting an increase to 920 students this September.
The building project consisted of a four storey extension, a second single storey extension and extensive refurbishment to the existing building including a new roof, windows and finishes.The extension includes general classrooms, specialist rooms, and a GP Area, with a floor area of 2,305sqm. Hard play courts and car parking were also included in the project.
Speaking at the school, the Minister said: “I’m delighted to be here to open this fantastic new building, which is a great addition to the facilities already available here.
“I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to all involved who’ve worked so hard to bring this project to completion, the principal, Noel Merrick, the Chairperson of the Board of Management, Seán Feely, staff, parents and the wider community.
“I know that the school enjoys a very active parent community and Parents’ Council, who support the principal and staff very well in their work, so very well done to you all.”