The official opening of St. Dympna's & St. Nicholas' Special Schools, designed by Trevor McDaid of Hamilton Young, took place recently in Ballina, Co. Mayo. The investment of €5.7m of taxpayers' money in the development of a state-of-the-art new special education centre in Ballina is “money well spent” according to An Taoiseach Brian Cowen.
Minister of State Dara Calleary TD, An Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD,
Mary Loftus, Enda Kenny TD, Michael Ring TD
The Taoiseach was speaking at the official opening of the special schools, which are "accommodated in spectacular new buildings on a shared campus at Convent Hill", according to the Western People newspaper.
Trevor McDaid, the project architect and director in charge of the design and construction of the schools, was thanked publicly by An Taoiseach, and by principal Maureen Quinn for his "outstanding design" and his "professionalism and tremendous contribution to the project".
An Taoiseach Brian Cowen, with Trevor McDaid
and members of the Design Team
Read the full story in the Western People
See more photos of the project on our Education webpage