Two schools under the auspices of Cork Education and Training Board are to receive an investment of approximately €33 million to build, extend and refurbish these schools. The 10,600m2 project at Coachford College will provide a new school building for the college which will cater for a long-term enrolment of 1,000 pupils. The state-of-the-art new build will offer the existing and future incoming students 37 general classrooms, specialist rooms, science laboratories, engineering and constructions rooms, multi-media laboratories as well as a Special Education Needs Suite, and a PE hall. 30 kilometres further west, Coláiste Ghobnatan, a Gaelcholáiste in Baile Mhúirne, will see the provision of an extension to the existing school, which will cater for a long-term enrolment of 300 pupils. Áine-Máire Ní Fhaoláin, Principal of Coachford College said the countdown has begun to the completion of the new school building, saying, “We are thrilled that Coachford College has received the green light for this new state-of the-art facility. This is an extremely positive expansion in servicing the educational needs of the broader Coachford community. Parents and guardians can be reassured of the future and have confidence that their children will enjoy facilities matching the quality and commitment of teachers and support staff in Coachford College”.