Back in their extended home
Great excitement as teachers and pupils return to Dun Dealgan National School
'It's a new beginning,' declared Helen Lord, principal of Dun Dealgan National School, as pupils and teachers returned to school last week.
It was the first time which pupils had seen the school since the building of four new classrooms and restoration of the original school building.
The school building dates back to 1891 and three prefabs were added over the years to cater for the increasing number of pupils. Work on the new extension began in 2017 and the school moved to the Wellington Hall.
The restoration of the original school building and the new four class room extension was designed by local architects van Dijk International and the building work was carried out by CJ Callan Construction from Ardee.
Principal Helen Lord described the work as providing 'wonderful facilities' for the teachers and pupils. The original school building is now used as a multi-purpose room/gym while the attractive modern classrooms all boast electronic whiteboards and the pupils have iPads.