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Construction work on Co Tyrone Irish school begins

Construction work at the site at Killclogher, near Omagh, is expected to be completed by March of next year (stock photo)
Construction work at the site at Killclogher, near Omagh, is expected to be completed by March of next year (stock photo)

By David Reed

The first sod has been cut on a new Gaelscoil in Co Tyrone.

Construction work at the site at Killclogher, near Omagh, is expected to be completed by March of next year.

The primary school will have seven classrooms and a nursery unit.

Gaelscoil na gCrann has 182 pupils with 26 children in the existing nursery unit.

It currently operates out of mobile classrooms.

Derek Baker, Permanent Secretary with the Department of Education said: "This is an important day for Gaelscoil na gCrann as it celebrates the start of construction work on a brand new school.

"This represents a £3.8million investment by the department and I have no doubt that it will create many positive outcomes for the pupils and teachers and, indeed, the wider school community.

"I want to acknowledge the patience and determination shown by everyone involved in helping to reach this stage."

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