Sod turning for our new school.

Pat Keating, Eamon Gilmore and John Taylor
Pat Keating, Eamon Gilmore and John Taylor

The sod was turned on the new school at St. Brendan’s in a ceremony officiated at by Mr Eamon Gilmore T.D. on Friday, August 29th. The new school, which will be a state of the art educational and sports facility for the communities of South Dublin and North Wicklow, is being fully funded by the Department of Education and Skills. Sammon Contractors, who were awarded the construction contract, anticipate that the new school will be ready to move into in June 2015 with all landscaping and sports field works completed by October 2015.


Among the guests at the ceremony to mark this historic stage in the development of the new school campus were:


Mr Eamon Gilmore, T.D.

Mr John Taylor, Principal

Mr Eddie Bourke, Edmund Rice Schools Trust

Mr Pat Keating, Chairperson of the Board of Management

Mr John Francis, Mr Enda Murphy and Mr PJ Fay from Sammon Contractors

Br Bowler, Br Tallon, Br Keating and Br Mullin from St. Brendan’s House

Ms Emer Dunne, Secretary of the Parents Council

Students: Kenny Coldrick, Michael McMahon, Ryan Cromwell, Callum Brierton and Emmet O’Reilly