Extension for St. Anthony’s Special School, Castlebar – Deputy Dillon

Fine Gael TD, Alan Dillon, has welcomed confirmation of the proposed extension for St. Anthony’s Special School in Castlebar has moved to tender.  Works will include construction of a new single storey extension within the school site. The block will include 2  x Safe Classroom Bases and En-Suites, 2 x  Safe Spaces Para-Education Room, Storage, Assisted WC AND Shower, Cleaner’s Store & Sluice Room and Circulation. The development will also include minor refurbishment works to the existing building and all associated site works and connections to existing services. While increasing overall capacity for St. Anthony’s Special School, it is also very welcome news that additional special education infrastructure will be provided in the Castlebar area.

Deputy Dillon said: “The approval of this new extension for St. Anthony’s Special School in Castlebar is very welcome for the 50 pupils and staff using the school.  It’s now moved to the tendering process for construction, and one step closer to beginning work on the project. This is the eights project approved for Mayo by the Department of Education in 2021.  All of these investments in our educational facilities around Mayo create additional capacity for pupils and better teaching environments.”


Deputy Dillon concluded: “In recent months, I have been strongly prioritising shovel-ready projects.  Getting these labour-intensive projects off the ground is key to providing local economic growth and jobs around Mayo.  I look forward to the building works commencing at St. Anthony’s Special School in the weeks ahead and wish all those tendering the very best.”