Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The New Extension to Scoil Niocláis

Scoil Niocláis

Re: The new extension to Scoil Niocláis 23.3.10

A chairde,

The Department of Education and Skills(!) has sanctioned the building of 16 room extension to Scoil Niocláis, Frankfield. Reddy O’Riordan Staehli, Douglas, Cork are the architects for the project.

While the project will be progressing to tender in the near future, no start date for construction has been named as yet.

Nevertheless, the Board of Management of Scoil Niocláis intends to keep the the local community up to date with developments by communicating regularly through the Scoil Niocláis Parents Associations, through the local residents associations and the school website.

When the construction date is announced, it is the intention of the Board of Management to call a meeting in the school hall to outline the strategies that will be put in place to combat the disruption to the community, particularly at opening and closing times. All interested parties will be invited to the meeting. One suggestion is to form “walking buses” from different areas of the parish i.e. groups of children from the same park/area walking to school together under the supervision of the parents.

Representatives from the board of management, the county council, the gardai and the design team will be on hand to answer questions.

Access to the school from the church yard will be suspended during the construction period. This access will open again once the building has been completed.

At present, there are two entrances to the school from the Bellevue Road. A third temporary access point will be opened up on the Cooney’s Lane side of the school ground. This will be only used as an emergency access once construction is completed.

Any suggestions regarding alleviating traffic problems at opening and closing times should be addressed to:

The Chairperson of the Board of Management,
Scoil Niocláis,

Or contact the school through E-mail:

The extension to the school is a welcome development which will further strengthen the whole community of Frankfield/Grange. I’m sure that with discussion and cooperation we will overcome any difficulties that may arise.


Fr. John Walsh Chairperson of BOM
Micheál Ó Cochláin, Principal
School Website: