Dramatic sign-off for new Ardscoil theatre

At the signing of the contract for the new theatre were (back row from left) Nicola Cunningham (Deputy Principal), John Moloney (Moloney Fox Consulting Ltd), Sean Long, Iarlaith Cosgrove, Callum Dunworth, Thomas Joyce, Phil Flood (Board of Management), John Reidy (Dennany Reidy Associates), Richard Rice (Healy Partners Architects) Seated: Tom Prendergast (Principal), Jason Quirke (Nautic Building Company Ltd.), Philip Jones (Chairperson, Board of Management), Annie Barry (Board of Management)


DRAMA of all sorts will be coming to the North Circular Road after Ardscoil Ris signed up to build a new 140-seat multi purpose theatre building for the Limerick city secondary school. 

This week, school principal Tom Prendergast signed contracts for new Theatre Building with the project due to start on site later this month with completion expected by July this year.

Nautic Building Company are the contractors for the project, with Healy Partners Architects designing the new Theatre Building, which will be a double heighted extension to the school with retractable seating for 140 people.

Principal Prendergast said that the modern multi-purpose building will further enhance the state-of-the-art campus for the 744 students in Ardscoil Rís which was extensively renovated and extended in 2014.

“This is a very exciting development for the school community and will be ready for use in September 2018. It will further enhance the school’s long tradition of music, drama and debating. It will also be an excellent venue for various events including guest speakers, presentations, para-liturgies and indeed when the seating is retracted the building can house various exhibitions including our business students hosting a market morning event.

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“There is also the prospect of holding our After-School and Night Study in the new building. I must also thank the Board of Management for their work in bringing this project to fruition,” he said.

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