Glenswilly National School is today celebrating the opening of three new classrooms as part of a major extension project.
As primary school pupils return in full today, Glenswilly NS marked the special occasion by opening three new mainstream classes.
The classes were constructed in Phase One of the school’s redevelopment and refurbishment project.
Phase Two will see two more classrooms built, a general purpose hall extension, new offices, library and a multi-purpose room added, as well as refurbishment work in the older school building. Terence Ponsonby Construction, Letterkenny, has the contract for the extension.
Principal Joe Gallinagh said today’s low-key event was a cause for celebration in the local area.
“It was a great welcome today, you had the children coming back, and then also coming back to the bonus of a new classroom. We’ve been waiting an awful long time for this extension, since 1992.”
The new classrooms were officially opened by chair of the board of management Eileen Quinn. The new rooms were blessed by Fr Jonathan Flood.
Mr Gallinagh said the event and full return of pupils was a ‘lovely day for Glenswilly’.
“It’s great to have the full school back, the children were delighted this morning, as were the parents leaving them off. We were delighted to see them.”Tags: