Principal Marieta Nolan and Chair of the Board of Management David Joyner. Photo: Ray Ryan

Tuam special school is a model for the country

A NEW €5 million special school just opened in Tuam will be a model for special education facilities in Ireland.

Excited pupils and staff enjoyed their first full day of school in the new building on Tuesday. It was a momentous occasion for all involved with Principal Marieta Nolan describing the day and the building as “magnificent”.

Planning was granted in 2017 for the six-classroom, two-storey school on a site, across the road from its former home at The Glebe. While it has taken over ten years to bring the project to fruition, all involved stress that it wouldn’t be possible without the generous donation of the land by the Sisters of Mercy.

Read the full story in this week's edition of The Tuam Herald, on sale in shops and online

LIAM with SNA Mags at the opening of St. Olivers Special school in Tuam. Photo by Ray Ryan