Maighréad Mhic Dhomhnaill, Principal of Seamount College, expressed her unreserved delight at the announcement of a significant investment in the school providing new accommodation. It will comprise of:
‘Sincere gratitude is due to the Department of Education and Skills for this commitment to Seamount College. It has been a long process working hand in hand over the last number of years to find the optimal solution.
We are deeply indebted to Minister of State Ciaran Cannon T.D., who has been a huge advocate and unstinting in his support. Together we have worked tirelessly to improve facilities in the school for the 500 pupils and 35 staff learning and teaching in this beautiful part of the world’ said Maighréad Mhic Dhomhnaill.
‘This announcement is a major boost for Kinvara and its surrounding areas ensuring that the strong tradition of second level education will continue for generations to come’. ‘Plans are being put in place to celebrate 100 years of secondary education in Kinvara, begun by the Sisters of Mercy in 1921.There is no better way to honour their great legacy than to continue the work that they began and invest in the future of our vibrant community. Our area will benefit not just academically but economically too’
John Fahey, Chairman of the Board of Management, welcomed the announcement saying, “The Board of Management is delighted with the progress that has been made and this major investment in the school. The new building will provide much needed space and improved teaching and learning facilities.”
‘Míle buíochas do gach duine a chuidigh linn go dtí seo, idir múinteoirí, tuistí agus baill den Bhord Bainistíochta. Fáiltíonn muid roimh an deis anois an saothar seo a chur i gcrích’, a dúirt Maighréad.