St Michael's NS in Castlepollard. Photo: Google Maps.

North Westmeath national school given green light for major extension

A north Westmeath national school has been given the green light for a major new extension.

The successful application by St Michael's National School in Castlepollard includes details for a single storey extension to the north of the existing school building that will house a two-classroom SEN (Special Educational Needs) base, toilets and a central activities area, as well as a further single storey extension to the west of the school building for two SET (Special Education Teacher) rooms.

The works will also included the installation of roof mounted solar panels, additional parking spaces and a new set down area within the school site.