John Kearney, Deputy Brendan Smith, Alma Leonard, principal; Minister Norma Foley, Cllr Madeleine Argue (FG), Marie Brady, deputy principal and Senator Diarmuid Wilson.

Minister confirms progress on St Clare's project

Minister for Education brought with her news of progress for the new building planned for St Clare’s Primary School when she arrived at Cavan Town last week.

On her first official visit to County Cavan, Minister Norma Foley, spoke of the importance of a strong school community, which was an obvious feature of the Cavan Town school. Speaking on the minister's attendance Deputy Brendan Smith said: “I was glad to arrange Minister Foley’s visit to St Clare’s, which she described as a school of excellence. Minister Foley paid tribute to the work of Alma Leonard, principal; Marie Brady, deputy principal and all their staff colleagues on their leadership, work and commitment in St Clare’s.”

The Kerry TD and former teacher paid glowing tributes to the entertainment provided by the pupils and also to the staff members involved in preparing for the visit and she appreciated the very warm welcome.

Deputy Smith said there was a good news announcement: “I was delighted that my colleague, Minister Foley, confirmed that the tender process is being progressed for the major building project at St Clare’s.

“She also referred to the state of the art accommodation that will be provided with the new buildings and it will be an exciting and positive time for this school community,” he concluded.

See next week's print edition of The Anglo-Celt for more photos.


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