Former Lisnaskea school site will be used to benefit all the community - O'Dowd

Date published: 17 December 2015

Education Minister John O’Dowd has confirmed the site of the former Lisnaskea High School will be used to meet the needs of a local school and the wider community.

Minister O’Dowd has agreed to release a portion of the site to accommodate Bunscoil an Traonaigh. A local community group, South East Fermanagh Foundation had also expressed an interest and will now have the opportunity to acquire the remainder of the site.

Minister O’Dowd said:

“My decision to split the use of this site allows the whole community to benefit. The current premises occupied by Bunscoil an Traonaigh is not suitable for the permanent location of the school and this new site at the former Lisnaksea High School will allow the school to grow and develop.

“I am also pleased to be able to meet the needs of South East Fermanagh Foundation. This is a community group that has long served the people of Lisnaskea and I look forward to seeing their plans for the site take shape.”

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