Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, this week attended the turning of the sod and tree planting ceremony at Ashbourne’s new educational campus which will soon be the new home of Colaiste de Lacey, Ashbourne Educate Together NS and Gael Scoil na Mi.
The Meath East based TD said “I was thrilled to be invited to attend the turning of the sod and tree planting ceremony to mark the commencement of construction at Ashbourne’s new educational campus which will soon be the home of Colaiste de Lacey, Ashbourne Educate Together and Gael Scoil na Mi.
“There was a great sense of excitement amongst students and teachers in Ashbourne as we turned the sod and planted a tree donated by Cllr. Killian at what was one of his final official outings as chair of the LMETB.
“In just a matter of months we will have a state of the art educational campus right here on our doorsteps. This is currently the biggest build ongoing by the Department of Education with a total of €24 million being spent on the facility.
“It was heart-warming to learn earlier this week that the contractors used in the completion of our new school buildings will be all local to Ashbourne and Meath. We will soon be sending our children to schools built by Ashbourne for Ashbourne.”
Concluding the Ratoath TD said “almost every day we hear on the sound waves that recovery is beginning to spread across the country and now that we can begin to reinvest on vital projects such as our schools in Ashbourne signifies a definite turn in the tide.”