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Loreto Abbey to be converted back into secondary school

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 08/03/2014. Loreto Abbey to be converted back into secondary schoolTags: Education And Politics Parenting

Loreto Abbey in Rathfarnham, which occupies an imposing 291-year-old Georgian building sitting on a 4.5 acre plot in the south Dublin suburb, was sold to the Department of Education by NAMA this week for a reported €2.3 million. It is reported that the Department of Education plans to convert the Abbey back into a secondary school.

It is expected that a new Irish language post-primary school, Gaelcholaiste an Phiarsaigh, will be located on the site and it is hoped it will open for first years by 1 September next. Prior to it being put on the market last autumn, extensive renovations were carried out to weather-proof the buildings in the complex, which also include a chapel and a PE hall.

However, it’s understood significant building works will have to be carried out if the former school is to be re-opened to students by 1st September next.


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