A total of 23 schools around Galway city and county will benefit from the €40 million in funding for the Summer Works Scheme announced this week as part of the Government’s new jobs initiative.
The Galway schemes to benefit from the scheme are SN Naomh Treasa Killure, Ballinasloe; Scoil Mhuire, An Tuairin, Beal An Daingin, Carraroe; Scoil Mhuire, Dublin Road, Tuam; Scoil Naomh Iosef Rathun, Galway city; SN Cor An Droma, Claregalway; SN Naomh Fhursa, Clarain, Cor An Dulla; SN Domhnach Padraig, Caherlistrane; SN Naomh Thomais, Peterswell; Presentation Convent Tuam; SN N Breandáin, Corrandulla; SN Ceathrú Na Gaoithe, Milltown; Scoil Naomh Padraig, Moylough; Dominican Convent, Taylor’s Hill, Galway; SN Iognáid, Bóthar Na Sliogán; St Brendan’s NS Portumna; Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Threadneedle Road, Salthill; Holy Rosary College Mountbellew; St Jarlath's College Tuam; Gairmscoil Mhuire Athenry; Gairm Scoil Chilleáin Naofa, Cnoc Breac, Ballinasloe; Galway Community College, Wellpark, Galway; Scoil Phobail Mhic Dara, Carna; and Dunmore Community School.
The primary and secondary schools will undergo a variety of different works during the summer months under the scheme, from roof and window repairs and replacements to accessibility works and the repair or replacement of toilets.
Dep Sean Kyne has welcomed the funding. “As part of the jobs initiative, the new school improvements will also provide much needed employment opportunities for people across Galway,” Dep Kyne said yesterday. “The initiative operates by devolving responsibility for the improvements at all stages, from procurement to costings to construction, to the individual schools that are best positioned to understand the needs of the local communities.
“I urge local contractors, consultants, and builders in Galway to avail of the upcoming business opportunities provided by the new investment which demonstrates the Government’s commitment to education and employment despite the financial and economic difficulties.”