#GE20: Proposal For New School in Clonad Portlaoise

#GE20: Proposal For New School in Clonad Portlaoise

Dear Public Representative,

Clonad Community Development Association was set up in early 2019 with the remit of improving all aspects of the Clonad area. The main focus of the group is to generate a greater sense of community, work towards improving the environs of Clonad, help to identify and address safety and security issues locally and, overall, attempt to regenerate the area.

After a number of meetings, one issue which has become a priority for the group is that of a school in the area. At present, there is no school on the Abbeyleix-Road side of Portlaoise and we believe that this represents a huge gap in the provision of school places for children in the Clonad and Togher areas and those living along the Abbeyleix Road in Portlaoise.

We have put together a draft proposal which outlines the need for an additional school in Portlaoise and also the rationale for locating such a school in the Clonad area. I attach a copy of this paper for your consideration and we would ask that you lend your support to this venture.

We are available to discuss this matter further if you wish. Please note that email is the best means of correspondence for our group.

Yours sincerely.


Mary Lanham, Chairperson

Clonad Community Development Association

Clonad CDA


Clonad, Ballycarnan, Portlaoise Co Laois
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