New education hub will support Carlow young people to develop their future careers – Deering

6th November, 2015

Fine Gael TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat Deering, has said that the development of a new education hub in Mortarstown is a visionary solution to Carlow’s education needs and will support Carlow young people to develop their future careers.

“I was delighted to be on hand at the sod turning ceremony for the brand new education hub, to be located in Mortarstown, on a site provided in a land swap with IT Carlow.

“This new development will consist of Tyndall College, a post primary vocational school, as well as Carlow Institute of Further Education & Training. Currently they operate out of the same building with 1,000 pupils combined. The two new buildings will cater for 1,000 pupils each.

“This is a visionary and practical solution to Carlow’s education needs, whereby students from Tyndall College will have a ready-made further education institute on site, which they can progress to once they finish secondary school.

“This land swap is also really good news for Carlow IT, so everyone’s a winner here. They will take over the site where the current vocational school is located, for future development. This means Carlow IT will have the capacity to expand in the future, which is great news in terms of providing opportunities for local young people who want to progress to third level but stay close to home in Carlow and the surrounding counties.

“The two institutions will be built at the same time and are scheduled to open in September 2017.”