Great News for Ashbourne
The Ashbourne Recreational Group Ltd. this week received the fantastic news that the very important additional funding required to go ahead immediately to build a state of the art Sports Hall for Ashbourne Community School has been granted by the Department of Education says Meath East Election Candidate Cllr Nick Killian.
Cllr Killian stated “This is great news for the School and for the Community of Ashbourne. The vision of a Sports Hall for Ashbourne Community School was first brought about in 2005. Many meetings with the Department of Education in Tullamore, emails and phone calls have been made over the past 6 years as Deputy Mary Wallace and I have been in constant contact with the Department regarding this very important project for the school and for the community of Ashbourne.”
Cllr Killian was also instrumental in the Ashbourne Community Recreational Group receiving lottery funding which was granted in 2006 and in an application to Meath County Council who also made a funding commitment that same year. In 2007 the Department of Education proposed a contribution additional and this week’s news that the Department of Education will provide the funding to allow the project to move to the tender and construction stage is the final piece of this very important project, which will be ready for occupation by October this year.
Cllr Killian this week thanked all who helped him to bring about this great and momentus day for the school and for the town of Ashbourne especially Principal Aine O’Sullivan, the teaching staff, Ashbourne Community School Parents Association, local sporting groups and the Committee of the Recreational Group He also thanked the officials in the Department of Education, Meath County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture & Sport all of whom accepted Cllr Killians idea and worked with him to see it through.