1 September 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard


A DAILY ‘life-in–hand’ routine of some 300 secondary school students having to cross a busy main road, to go from one classroom to another, ended on Monday last at Castleblayney College, when an impressive new state-of-the-art €7 million extension was officially opened, to provide combined educational and sporting facilities in spacious premises on one side of the road.

Prior to the official opening—which was aptly described as a ‘red letter day’ for education in the county—it was estimated that over 1,000 road crossings hitherto took place at the complex, on a daily basis!.

The new extension was officially opened by Minister for Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys T.D.

The ceremony, which was organised by Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board, in conjunction with the college management and staff, was attended by a host of leading public representatives from throughout the region. These included MEPs Matt Carthy and Marian Harkin; Dail Deputies Caoimhghin O Caolain, Brendan Smith, and Niamh Smyth; Senator Robbie Gallagher, Senator Diarmuid Wilson, and Cllr P.J. O’Hanlon, Cathaoirleach of Monaghan County Council.

Members of Monaghan County Council and Cavan County Council as well …

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