Easy as ABC for new Athy education campus

The finishing touches to Athy’s multimillion 25-acre educational campus is under way.

The finishing touches to Athy’s multimillion 25-acre educational campus is under way.

In the coming weeks, more than 1,000 students will pass through the gates of the new campus on the Kildare Road, catering for students aged 5 to 18 years of age.

Three post-primary schools - Gael Scoil Atha I, The Model School and St Patrick’s Primary School - along with the post-primary Athy College will open its doors next week in a new fully serviced educational campus.

It marks an innovative new approach by the Department of Education to school building projects, with Athy being an the forefront of this. “The days of no school place for a child in Athy are over,” says local principal and Athy Town Council Cathaoirleach Cllr Richard Daly.