The first blocks of the new Gaelscoil Philib Barun were laid Monday
The first blocks for the new eight classroom Gaelscoil Philib Barun at Crobally Upper, in Tramore were laid Monday, after a 30 year wait for a permanent home.
The school was opened in 1985 in Tramore House with 29 pupils and moved across Pond Road to the Stella Maris House in 1989.
The Department of Education and Skills eventually purchased a site at Crobally Upper in 2003 for a permanent Gaelscoil but asked the school to put prefabs on the site temporarily while a new building was being built.
However, the school’s principal expressed concern that they will have to revert back to prefabs in two-years-time, claiming that there is no room for growth within the current eight-classroom building plan and he said that he has already written to the Department requesting that the plans are revised for a 12-classroom school on the site formerly owned by Tramore Racecourse.