The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD, Charlie McConalogue, confirmed today that the Three School Campus project in Buncrana has received initial project approval, which is an important next step in the project’s progress.
Commenting on the news, Minister McConalogue said “It is fantastic that this very important project is progressing and we are moving to an exciting stage where we’ll soon have a design team appointed to oversee the project design. The Three School Campus is crucial for the Buncrana community and surrounds. Congratulations to the Campus team, the staff, students and parents on progressing the project. Thank you to Minister Foley, Donegal County Council, Donegal ETB and Cllr Rena Donaghey for all their continued work.
The three schools involved in the project are Crana College, Gaelcholáiste Chineal Eoghain and Gaelscoil Bhun Crannacha. The project includes a shared education campus situated at Causeway Road with an eight classroom primary school and two SEN rooms in the Gaelscoil and an 800 pupil post primary school with four SEN rooms for Crana College and the Gaelcholáiste.
The project is under the Department of Education’s Large Scale Capital Programme and follows An Bord Pleanala approval of a CPO for the site. Initial project approval means that the project team can now work to appoint a design team.