Thomond Primary School officially opened its new extension, Cairdeas, on what was described as a “very special day” for the school on Friday, June 15.
The school is an amalgamation of a number of primary schools in Limerick, and school principal, Sinead Toomey, noted when the amalgamation was agreed upon, the Department of Education committed to issuing funding to build four new classrooms and a resource room to accommodate the extra pupils and staff.
Principal Toomey noted the support of Deputy Maurice Quinlivan, Sinn Féin, in helping the school secure the extra land for the new building.
Deputy Quinlivan, a past pupil of the school told the Limerick Post, “I went here myself for my first three years of my schooling when it was a girls’ school at the time. My sisters and my brother went here, and my auntie was in the first class of when the school opened.”
Sinead Toomey said, “We are absolutely overjoyed to be here today to officially open Thomond Primary School’s new extension, we have four state of the art classrooms and a resource student project area. Our kids are really enjoying the extra space.”
Maurice Quinlivan added, “I am absolutely delighted to be here to see the extension, and to see the school progressing, Thomond Primary School is a fantastic national school.”
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