The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has granted funds under the Additional Accommodation Scheme to Ballyvary National School.

The Additional Accommodation approval is for 2 x 80m2 Mainstream classroom including en-suite toilet 1 x 10.5 m2WC for assisted users.

The Additional Accommodation Scheme is an important programme which improves the quality of school buildings and helps them to expand their capacity.

An additional benefit is the local employment created during the works on schools through this Scheme.

Mayo Fine Gael Senator Michelle Mulherin says this is fantastic news ahead of Christmas.

Senator Mulherin says she has lobbied both Minister Bruton and Minister McHugh in getting this funding over the line for Ballyvary National School.

She says this will all be complimented by the funding secured from Minister Michael Ring for a looped walk near the school which will connect up with the path to the school from Ballyvary village again opening up these shared facilities and making them more accessible.

Senator Mulherin says she believes this school and its community is a model of excellence for cooperation and best practice in rural areas which are determined to remain vibrant, to provide community facilities and ensure their school is well supported. 

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