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Modern new schools for Clonmany, Moville 11.01.08

SCHOOLCHILDREN and teachers in Clonmany and Moville are in line for new state-of-the-art national schools this year, Senator Cecilia Keaveney has confirmed.
She made her comments following talks in Letterkenny on Thursday with Education Minister, Mary Hanafin.
"I had Minister Hanafin visit Clonmany N.S., some time ago where she saw conditions for herself. I am also on the board of Scoil Eoghain, Moville and was delighted to see these projects progress so well over 2007," said Senator Keaveney.
She said it was "vital" that the important advances achieved now led the final step of becoming bricks and mortar.
"It is clear that there are major cities under great pressure to provide any facility for the number of students presenting for education, but these more rural schools have had their own histories and
Senator Cecilia Keaveney.
and progress was slow until recently. This momentum cannot now be lost and this is a message I have continued to give Minister Hanafin," she added.
The Department of Education confirmed yesterday that the school in Clonmany would begin in 2008.
"They are still just working out what order these schools go in, not if they will happen in 2008. Therefore, it is a positive piece of news for children, staff and parents alike. The Minister has also said that the standard of these new schools is very high and communities will be delighted when they see the results," added the local senator.
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