St Ailbe’s School Tipperary Town To Significantly Expand Facilities


St Ailbe’s school in Tipperary town is to expand its facilities significantly after Tipperary County Council granted planning approval for a single storey extension to the rear of the existing school comprising 5 classrooms, a music room, a social area and expanded construction technology facilities.

A second extension to the west side of the existing school for a science lab preparation area is also to go ahead. 

The co-educational school has a current enrolment of 620 students.

Principal Ruaidhri Devitt says the school community is delighted with the progress. The project will shortly go to tender and may take up to  18 months to complete once construction starts hopefully by the Autumn.

The Planning Authority granted permission with five conditions attached – principally that the work is done as submitted in the application, that the existing temporary structure shall cease to operate and shall be removed from site upon completion of the new extension, that all surface water runoff from the site be directed to the existing surface water collection system, the developer shall ensure that all demolition/construction works on site are carried out in a manner that does not result in significant impairment of, or significant interference with, amenities or the environment beyond the site boundary, finally the council  requires that  during foundation construction the developer take due care, in regard to any existing public services or other services and shall if encountered cease all works and inform the County Council or service provider so that an agreed provision for re-routing or protection of same can be made.