Bright future for industrial school with 'horrific past'
PART of one of Ireland's most infamous industrial schools will be transformed into a local sports facility for children.
A portion of the notorious Daingean Reformatory in Co Offaly(left), a complex synonymous with the abuse of children, will be handed over to the Daingean Sports Complex Committee.
The Office of Public Works granted the 10-year licence to the committee, which now hopes to use the establishment as a facility for local children.
Committee Chairman, Donal Milne, acknowledged the industrial school's "horrific past" and said the reformatory now has the potential for a "terrific future".