Funding approval for major extension a tribute to Ballymahon Vocational School’s excellent track record – Minister Cannon

Minister for Training & Skills at the Department of Education, Ciaran Cannon, has said that the funding approval for a major extension at Ballymahon Vocational School is fitting testament to the school’s excellent track record.

“The School Building Unit at the Department of Education has sanctioned significant funding for the construction of five classrooms and ancillary facilities; namely an engineering/metalwork room and store; a construction studies/material tech Room; a wood/technology machining and prep area; a project store; two music rooms and two general classrooms.

“I’m delighted this funding for all stakeholders that this funding has come through for Ballymahon Vocational School – it is an excellent school with an impressive track record in providing for the educational needs of the community for more than fifty years. This funding is also further evidence of the Government’s ongoing significant investment in school infrastructure right across the country.”

Local Fine Gael candidate for Longford/Westmeath, Cllr Gabrielle McFadden, said: I understand these works follow on from a modern renovation programme which was carried out at Ballymahon Vocational School a number of years ago.

“I’d also like to pay tribute to Cllr Sean Farrell, his fellow members on the school’s Board of Management and parents for their support with this major project, one which will also create jobs during the construction phase. I am also confident that this Fine Gael-led Government will continue to support further investment in local infrastructure across the regions.”