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Hopes high that work on two new secondary school campuses in Kilkenny will start soon

Hopes are high that two new secondary school campuses will go a long way in addressing a shortage of school places in Kilkenny

An €11 million project to build a new road between the Callan and Circular roads and and upgrade others in the area should allow for the plans to proceed.

The news that land for the schools which is on the Circular Road was gifted to the Department of Education by St Kierans College was announced back in 2015 but this latest funding allocation for the roads should help the developments come to fruition.

Peter Chap Cleere is the chairman of the Education and Training Board for Carlow- Kilkenny – he says the extra school places are badly needed and he’s hopeful that work will start early next year.