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Norma Foley, Minister of Education attended the official opening of the new extension at St. Tiernan’s College, Crossmolina.

Brenda O’ Malley, Principal, walked Minister Foley through the new extension which included the development of five classrooms, an office and toilet facilities. Extensive work was also carried out on the school entrance, car park, basketball courts and play area.

During her visit, Minister Foley was given a tour of the facilities and had the opportunity to meet current and past staff, students, and members of the community. She also unveiled a new plague within the new extension which was completed by Taylor McCarney Architects.

Commenting at the event Minister Foley said,

“I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to visit St Tiernan’s College today to officially open this new extension which will provide a state-of-the-art school environment for the students of this school. I know these facilities will be a huge benefit to the school community and I want to thank you all for your warm welcome here today.”

Brenda O’Malley Principal also commented,

“We are delighted to welcome the Minister to St Tiernan’s College. Minister Foley addressed the group and acknowledged the fantastic work which had been carried out. The work that has been completed is very exciting for the school and we cannot wait to begin the next phase of improving our school!”

Phase 2 of St Tiernan’s building project is in the design phase with Taylor McCarney Architects. This new extension will include the development of 17 rooms which will include a Science lab, an Art room, a Home Economics room, Music room a DCG room, SET rooms and much more.


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