Green light for new facility at former Cavan barracks
In March 2012, CMETB acquired the former Dún Uí Neill Army Barracks, an 18 acre site, with a view to creating a FET Campus.
The green light has been given for a new state-of-the-art education facility at the former army barracks in Cavan.
The new modular facility has been approved by Minister for Higher Education, Simon Harris, who is set to visit Cavan Institute later this morning (Monday, September 6).
The move regarding the investment follows an application from the Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB).
The new accommodation will be based at the former army barracks on the Dublin Road and comprise of classrooms and practical rooms for students, as well as canteen, sport facilities and office space.
The new facilities will be used to deliver of a range of programmes such as music production, science, beauty, sports, animal care, sports therapy, and general skills.
In March 2012, CMETB acquired the former Dún Uí Neill Army Barracks, an 18 acre site, with a view to creating a FET Campus. At that time, it was considered the development would provide an opportunity to centralise further education and training provision in the local area, as well as create opportunities for expansion and eliminate the need for various rented temporary accommodation around Cavan Town.
Welcoming the development, Minister Heather Humphreys, who will also visit the local Institute, said: “This new facility will prove to be a huge asset for the CMETB and will benefit thousands of learners once complete.
“The CMETB is a hugely important player in terms of the provision of education and learning services across the two counties.”
She said the announcement will see the CMETB take “another important step forward”.
“I believe it is an extremely welcome move,” stated Minister Humphreys.