Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Waterford Schools.

31.

asked the Minister for Education what proposals are being considered by his Department for the erection or the extension of national schools in County Waterford, in the form of a reply of 30th October, 1962.

The reply is in the form of a tabular statement which, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to circulate in the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

NEW SCHOOLS

Accom-

Estimated

School

modation

Cost

Present Position

Coolnasmeer

64

£8,930

The school is in course of erection.

St. Alphonsus' Convent

376

£49,260

do.

Presentation Convent (Waterford)

704

£92,000

do.

Lismore Presentation Convent

208

£20,000

Grant has been sanctioned by the Department for the erection of this school.

Villierstown

64

£7,560

Grant sanctioned by Department, working drawings have been prepared and the Commissioners hope to be in a position to accept a tender for the work at an early date.

Waterford Model

64

£6,100

Grant sanctioned by the Department. Working drawings have been completed by the Commissioner and tenders have been invited for the new school.

St. Otteran's Convent (Senior S.)

542

£68,000

Grant has been sanctioned by the Department. Working drawings were prepared by the manager's Architect who is about to place a contract for the work.

Touraneena

120

£9,500

Grant sanctioned by Department. Working drawings have been completed by the Commissioners who hope to be in a position to invite tenders by the end of November.

Dungarvan Convent

376

£52,000

Grant has been sanctioned by Department. Plans were prepared by the manager's Architect, who has recently been authorised to accept a tender for the new school.

Clashmore

64

£6,300

A suitable site has been offered by the manager and sketch plans of the proposed new school have been prepared by the Commissioners. Local aid question is settled but title to the site is awaited.

Ballymacart

80

£7,000

A suitable site has been offered and sketch plans for the new school have been received from the Commissioners of Public Works. The Department is in communication with the manager regarding local contribution and title to the site.

Kilrossanty

120

£12,000

A grant was sanctioned in October. Working drawings have not yet been put in hands.

Scoil na Leanbh (an Rinn)

200

£21,250

A suitable site has been offered and sketch plans for the new school have been received from the Commissioners of Public Works. The question of local contribution has been decided. Evidence of title to the site is awaited.

Carrickbeg

80

Not yet available

A site has been offered by the manager for the proposed new school. Sketch plans and an estimate of the cost of the new building are awaited from the Commissioners.

Stradbally Boys'

64

,,

do.

Dungarvan C.B.S.

312

,,

A site has been offered by the manager for the new school. He has been authorised to employ a private Architect to prepare plans of the building.

Windgap

64

,,

A site has been offered. Sketch plans and an estimate of the cost of erecting a new school on this site are awaited from the Commissioners.

Ballycurrans

32

,,

A suitable site has been offered by the manager. Sketch plans and an estimate of the cost of the new school are awaited from the Commissioners.

Ballyheaffy

96

Not yet available

A site has been offered. Sketch plans and an estimate of the cost of the new school are awaited from the Commissioners.

Ballyduff (1)

64

,,

do.

Newtown

120

,,

do.

Glendine

64 pupils (approx.)

,,

A site was offered by the manager some years ago but he failed to secure title to this site. He is at present making efforts to obtain a suitable alternative site.

Tallow Girls

Net yet decided

,,

A site has not yet been offered by the manager for the proposed new school.

Aglish

,,

,,

do.

Russelstown

,,

,,

do.

Glananore

,,

,,

do.

Lismore C.B.S.

,,

,,

In October the manager intimated that he had a site in mind for a new school. The Commissioners have been asked for a report regarding the suitability of this site.

Tramore C.B.S.

,,

,,

A site has been offered by the manager for the proposed new school and investigations are being made regarding the accommodation requirements in the new building.

Kilmacthomas boys

,,

,,

A site has not yet been offered by

the manager for the proposed new

school.

EXTENSION AND IMPROVEMENT OF EXISTING SCHOOLS.

Additional

Estimated

School

accommodation

cost

Present position

Cappoquin Convent

No extra accommodation

£5,000

A scheme of improvements including the provision of improved sanitary facilities, is being carried out at this school.

Scoil Déagláin

,,

£45,000

A major reconstruction scheme is being carried out at this school.

Star of the Sea Convent (Tramore)

144

£19,000

A scheme of enlargement and improvement is at present being carried out.

Newtown

40

£4,500

do.

Stradbally Convent

No extra accommodation

£8,160

A Scheme of improvements including the provision of improved sanitary facilities and heating is being carried out at this school.

Mount Sion C.B.S.

,,

£4,000

Grant sanctioned by Department in July for providing new ceilings to all the classrooms of this school. It is understood that the work was commenced during the summer.

Garranbane

40

£4,500

Grant sanctioned for enlargement

and improvement scheme. Working

drawings have been completed

and a contract for the

work was placed in October.

Kilbrien

No extra accommodation

£1,492

Grant sanctioned for improvement scheme including provision of W.C.s. The site is at present being inspected with a view to the preparation of working drawings at an early date.

Butlerstown B & G

,,

£4,000

A Grant has been sanctioned by the Department for the carrying out of an improvement scheme, including W.C.s. The working drawings have been completed and it is hoped to invite tenders in December.

Ballygunner

40

£4,000

Grant sanctioned by Department for enlargement scheme, in August, 1962. The preparation of the working drawings has not yet been commenced.

St. John's Convent (Ursuline)

160

£18,500

Sketch plans have been prepared by the manager's Architect for the enlargement of this school. The plans are at present under consideration in the Department.

Portlaw Boys

40

Not yet available

The Department has agreed to the

provision of an extra classroom

for 40 pupils. Sketch plans and

an estimate of the cost of the

extension are awaited from the

Commissioners.