Coosan NS one step closer to breaking ground

There was good news for the current and future pupils of Coosan NS this week as plans for their 16 classroom school, including a special needs unit, has been given the OK by planners at Westmeath County Council.

The two-storey building will consist of a 16 classroom national school with special needs unit with a proposed floor area of 3,166 sqm, new ballcourts and play areas, new car parking, new boundary walls, and other ancillary works.

Coosan NS was put on the School Building Programme late last year and after months of working with planners at Westmeath County Council it has been given the green light.


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Model Alice wearing Betty Barclay at the announcement that Burgess Department Store will host a charity fashion show in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel on Thursday October 8. 
Photo: Ken Byrne

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News

Coosan NS one step closer to breaking ground

There was good news for the current and future pupils of Coosan NS this week as plans for their 16 classroom school, including a special needs unit, has been given the OK by planners at Westmeath County Council.

Christine Charlton, head of Local Enterprise Office Westmeath; Frankie Keena, Gannon Concrete; Niall Gannon, Gannon Concrete; Pat Gallagher, chief executive, Westmeath County Council; Catherine Darby, assistant staff officer, LEO Westmeath.

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Billy Harkin, programme director at EUMC and Eamon O’Flaherty, senior vice president of IPAV.

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Athlone Town face Limerick FC on Friday night. Photo: Sportsfile

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