A new Primary School in Greystones has just been approved. I hope and expect it will be in Charlesland and that it will open in 2015 although this is not confirmed yet.
Between Charlesland and Eden Gate there is more than a schoolfull of children and the nearest school is 3.5km from them so they are all driven. In Charlesland the footpaths are good and if there is a local school the children will be able to safely cycle or walk which will cut down traffic and be good for their health and sense of independence. I have been pressing for this for many years’ said Cllr Derek Mitchell.
Last Easter Cllr Mitchell met the previous Minister for Education, Ruari Quinn, when hill walking in Connemara, and lobbied him about this. He initiated a review of this by the Department of Education and this is a good result. Minister Simon Harris has also been actively pursuing this.