Department of Education approves plans for new Ballyconnell school

Plans for a new secondary school in Ballyconnell have been approved by the Department of Education.

In a statement this afternoon, Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board described it as an “exciting development” to meet the changing needs of students in Cavan.

The new school will see the amalgamation of St Bricin’s College in Belturbet and St Mogue’s College in Bawnboy.

The plans for the new school had been met with opposition locally since they were announced.

A number of public meetings and protests were held by the “Save Our Schools” group.