Tuesday 22 July 2014

Large turn-out for 60th anniversary of Duiske College in Graignamanagh

Published 13/05/2014|05:38

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Ann Phelan T.D, after cutting the tape at the official opening of the New Art Room in Duiske College last Thursday watched by student Erin Barcoe and Principal Pat Murphy

A LARGE crowd attended the 60th anniversary of the opening of Duiske College in Graignamanagh and the launch of the new all-weather surface which is a community project adjacent to the school.

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The crowd included the 1st class pupils who attend Duiske College all those years ago as well as local politicians, TD Ann Phelan who officially opened the facility, Minister Phil Hogan and representatives of the local agencies involved in the development of the all -weather surface.

The all-weather surface is a community project owned by Barrow Valley Community Development Limited, a not for profit company which consists of individuals from the local community.

The all-weather surface consists of a 70 metre by 40 meter all weather playing facility which is capable of accommodating a number of sports such as football, hurling, tennis and basketball.

On the day the college students gave a display of American football.

This development was funded by Kilkenny LEADER Partnership, Kilkenny Co. Council and the local community with the land being provided by the local authority and Carlow/Kilkenny educational training board.

This development is phase one of a two phase development which involves the creation of an activity hub adjacent to the River Barrow.

The purpose of this initiative is to support the development of outdoor tourism in the Barrow Valley area around Graignamanagh, which, according to Declan Rice CEO of Kilkenny LEADER Partnership, will help the area to develop its potential as a tourism destination.

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