I want to welcome the announcement that sixteen Clare schools will benefit from the Summer Works Scheme.

This scheme will see major improvements in primary and post primary schools across County Clare.

County Clare has done very well from the allocation, which is worth over €40 million to 453 schools nationwide.

In total sixteen schools in County Clare will benefit from funding under the scheme. The works include both mechanical and electrical improvements and I believe that this funding will greatly improve those schools once the new year begins in September.

The works in question cover projects in school buildings such as gas, electrical and mechanical works.  These works will be carried out in these schools over the Summer months, when the pupils are on holidays, so the disruption to schooling will be kept to a minimum.

The Planning and Building Unit in the Department will be in contact shortly with all schools approved for grant aid under this year’s Summer Works Scheme with further details and instructions on how to proceed.

The Schools which will receive funding are:

St. Tola’s N.S. Shannon, Scoil Realt na Mara Kilkee, Kilnaboy N.S., Cooraclare Boys N.S., Parteen Mixed N.S., Kilmihil N.S., Rockmount N.S., O’Callaghan’s Mills N.S., and Kilkee Boys N.S. Borane N.S., SN Na Maighdine Muire Broadford, Quin N.S., Scoil Na Maighdine Mhuire Newmarket-On-Fergus, and Miltown Malbay N.S ,St Josephs Community College Kilkee and Ennis Community College.