Funding approved for new facilities at St Joseph’s Spanish Point

  • Funding approved under Additional Accommodation Scheme
  • Two new state-of-the-art classrooms


Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Cathal Crowe has welcomed the announcement of funding for St Joseph’s Secondary School, Spanish Point under the Additional Accommodation Scheme 2021.

Minister Norma Foley has signed off on a new science lab, to include a prep area, a new technical graphics/Design and Communication Graphics room and ancillary works.

“Today’s announcement will be very welcome news for students and staff alike at St Joseph’s, Spanish Point,” said Deputy Crowe.

“This school is known throughout West Clare as being a fantastic one that for many decades has offered a top-class education to the youth of the area.

“These state-of-the-art facilities will help in the modern delivery of science and DCG lessons.

“Since the government took office last summer, I’m glad to say there have been a number of school projects which had been in the doldrums for some time and are now moving along with speed – the biggest locally being the Ennistymon schools amalgamation, which is expected to go to construction in the coming weeks.

“As a teacher, now serving as a government backbencher, I will continue to use my political voice to champion for better educational facilities throughout the county.

“We are fortunate that in Norma Foley we have an Education Minister that is a former secondary school teacher and knows all too well what issues are at play.

“I look forward to continuing to work with the Minister to progress developments in Clare.”