Minister to open new £500k school facility

GLENGORMLEY’S Irish language primary school Gaelscoil Éanna will officially open its new modular style school building tomorrow (Friday, May 4).

Based in the grounds of St Enda’s GAC on the Hightown Road, the school has flourished since its inception in 2006 and has built on the popularity of its feeder nursery school, Naíscoil Éanna.

Between pre-school and primary school, the two facilities will boast an enrolment of 150 pupils come the new academic year in September.

Education Minister John O’Dowd cut the first sod for the £500k new accommodation scheme for Gaelscoil Éanna back in November 2011. Since then, the children and their families, together with school staff, have watched with excitement and anticipation as the building has been erected and developed stage by stage.

Mr O’Dowd will be among the invited guests at the official opening, which will get under way at 1.30pm.