Minister opens Skibbereen school developed under €70m BAM PPP project

26th October 2018

The new 900-pupil Skibbereen Community School in Co. Cork, built by leading contractors BAM has been officially opened by Minister for State at the Department of Health Jim Daly T.D..

At 10,500m2, Skibbereen Community School is the largest and final school development in the Government-backed programme. It boasts 26 classrooms, a lecture theatre, five laboratories, a library, two woodwork/construction rooms, a special needs suite and five outdoor ball courts.

Speaking at the opening, CEO of BAM Ireland Theo Cullinane said: “Skibbereen Community School is a fantastic state-of-the-art facility which will serve the local community long into the future. It allows for an additional 900 pupils to be educated in Co. Cork all in a building that rivals any educational facility in the country. With better classrooms and equipment this will enhance the learning experience for our youth while enabling teachers to provide the best possible education for students.”

Kevin O’Driscoll, Regional Director BAM, presenting a commemorative trowel to Jim Daly TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health,to mark the official pening of the new Skibbereen Community School. Also included are Anton O’Mahony, Principal and Liam Roche, General Manager BAM PPP, Liam Croke Regional Manager BAM FM and Tom Vaughan, Facilities Manager BAM.
Pic John Sheehan
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