Written Answers. - Limerick School Building Programme.

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andMr. Clohessy asked the Minister for Education if he will give particulars of the proposed school building programme in (a) Limerick City and (b) Limerick County, and the present position in each case.

Following are the particulars:

Vocational Schools:

County Limerick:

(1) Kilmallock: Sketch plans for a new school have been approved by my department, subject to certain amendments.

(2) Caherconlish: The County Limerick Vocational Education Committee proposed to my Department that the erection of a three-roomed school be sanctioned. Since, however, three-roomed schools have not been found suitable and adequate where full-time day courses for boys and girls are conducted, the Committee have been asked to re-examine the question of the accommodation to be provided and to consider whether a four-roomed school would be warranted at this centre.

City of Limerick:

(1) Schools of Commerce, Music and Art: Working drawings and specifications submitted for the adaptation of the former County Infirmary premises are at present under examination. It is hoped shortly to convey a decision thereon to the City of Limerick Vocational Education Committee.

(2) Extension and renovation of the Technical Institute: Definite proposals in regard to this project have not yet been submitted by the Committee

POSITION regarding proposals for New National Schools in Limerick City and County.

LIMERICK CITY

School

Accommodation —Pupils

Present position

Sexton St. Convent and Infants'

792

The erection of this school is in progress.

St. Vincent de Paul Convent and Infants'

704

A suitable site has been offered by the Reverend Manager. The plans have been approved and when other arrangements have been completed the Department will sanction a grant towards the cost of the erection of the new school.

Ballinacurra-Weston Girls'

640

A suitable site has been offered by the Reverend Manager. Certain preliminary arrangements, which are being attended to, will have to be completed before the Department will be in a position to sanction a grant towards the cost of the new school.

Gerald Griffin St. C.B.S.

400

do.

Corbally Infants'

120

do.

St. Patrick's Boys'

160

A site has been offered for a separate Boys' School and a report as to its suitability is awaited from the Commissioners of Public Works.

Ennis Road Boys'

It is proposed to provide a new school on or near the Ennis Road as the accommodation in St. Munchin's Christian Brothers' School is insufficient for this side of the City.

Fernbank Salesian Convent

The question of extending this school to accommodate 400 pupils is under consideration.

POSITION regarding proposals for New National Schools in Limerick City and County.

LIMERICK COUNTY

School

Accommodation —Pupils

Present Position

Broadford B. and G.

175

The erection of these schools has been completed.

Castleconnell B. and G.

208

do.

Knocklong B. and G.

200

Work on the erection of this school is in progress.

Raheenagh B. and G.

160

do.

Rich Hill

112

do.

Askeaton Boys' and Girls'

232

A grant towards the cost of the new school has been sanctioned by the Department. Working drawings, etc., for the new school have to be prepared by the Commissioners of Public Works. When these have been completed the Commissioners will arrange for the invitation of tenders for the erection of the new school.

Ardagh Boys' and Girls'

160

do.

Bruree Boys' and Girls'

160

do.

Ahalin

114

do.

Murroe Boys' and Girls'

200

do.

Croom Girls'

176

do.

Rathkeale Boys'

120

do.

Killoughteen

80

do.

Glin Boys' and Girls' and Infants'

280

A grant towards the cost of the new school has been sanctioned by the Department. Working drawings, etc., for the new school have to be prepared by the manager's architect. When the detailed drawings have been prepared and approved by the Commissioners of Public Works the Manager's architect will be authorised to invite tenders.

Mungret Boys' and Girls'

160

A suitable site has been offered by the Reverend Manager but certain preliminary arrangements, (local contribution, title to the site, etc.) which are being attended to, will have to be completed before the Department will be in a position to sanction a grant towards the cost of the new school.

Foynes

160

do.

Foilaclera

64

do.

Lough Guir

80

do.

Glengurt

144

do.

Ardpatrick

160

do.

Bottomstown

64

do.

Eyon

64

do.

Kishikirk

64

do.

Banogue

120

do.

Kilfinny

80

do.

Hospital Monastery

160

do.

Ballymartin

80

A site has been offered by the Reverend Manager and a report as to its suitability is awaited from the Commissioners of Public Works.

St. Patrick's Monastery, Bruff

120

do.

Ballingarry Boys'

80

do.

Ballystean

64

do.

Carnane

128

do.

Glenbrohane

120

do.

Clonleharde

120

do.

Granagh

120

An alternative site has been offered by the Reverend Manager and a report as to its suitability is awaited from the Commissioners of Public Works.

Lowtown Boys' and Girls'

176

do.

Feenagh Boys' and Girls'

160

do.

Mahoonagh

160

do.

Knocknagorna

96

do.

Nutgrove

64

A site offered by the Reverend Manager for a new school was not regarded as suitable. The Department is in communication with him with a view to the acquisition of a suitable alternative site.

Meanus

104

A site offered by the Reverend Manager was not accepted as suitable by the Commissioners of Public Works. The site was re-examined at the request of the Reverend Manager but the Commissioners could not see their way to accept it. The manager is seeking for an alternative site.

Carrickerry

A grant has been sanctioned towards the cost of a renovation scheme to the present school instead of having a new school provided.

Knockea

80

The site offered is not now available.

The Reverend Manager is seeking for

an alternative site.