DELIGHT EXPRESSED AS HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL’S NEW BUILDING PROJECT FINALLY GETS GREEN LIGHT

20 November 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By MICHAEL McDONNELL

michael@northern-standard.ie

DELIGHT was expressed this week by everyone involved with the Holy Family School in Cootehill at the news that funding has finally been approved for its long-sought new building, on which work is expected to commence next year.

Elected representatives including Arts Minister Heather Humphreys and fellow TD Sean Conlan, Cavan-based Senator Kathryn Reilly and local Bailieboro-Cootehill area county councillor Carmel Brady have also given a warm welcome to the announcement, which is being viewed by all concerned as breakthrough after 15 years of campaigning.

The Holy Family School is a special national school for pupils aged from four to 18, and is centrally located in Cootehill to cover its catchment area covering counties Cavan and Monaghan. The multi-denominational establishment, which currently has 157 pupils enrolled, caters for children and young people with learning disabilities ranging from severe to moderate, and also for pupils with autism.

A statement issued by the school yesterday said the Board of Management, staff, pupils and parents alike at the Holy Family School were delighted with the announcement that funding has been allocated for their new school building, the news of which was given to …

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