Wednesday 23 January 2019

Coláiste Ráithín is now open - at last

Excitement as students finally move to their new school

Mary Fogarty

Pupils of Coláiste Ráithín walked through the doors of their new school building for the first time last Monday morning after months of uncertainty because of the collapse of developer Carillion. Certification issues had delayed the first day, due to happen the previous week.

'It's a fantastic day for all of those who have worked so hard to get us here,' said principal Traolach Ó Maolchathaigh. 'It's a fantastic day for the Irish speaking community in north Wicklow and it is a tribute to all those people who worked so hard to achieve this.

Sixth years were the first group in on Monday at 9 a.m., with other classes to follow over Monday and Tuesday, and a full contingent today (Wednesday).

The young men and women were slightly nervous yet excited about starting the final year of their secondary school careers in the brand-new premises.

Adjacent to Coláiste Ráithín, Ravenswell Primary school is still undergoing some finishing touches. Pupils have started the school year in their original building, with a move expected this month.

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