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PICTURES: Inside the new Coláiste Lú and Coláiste Chú Chulainn campus

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PICTURES: Inside the new Coláiste Lú and Coláiste Chú Chulainn campus

PICTURES: Inside the new Coláiste Lú and Coláiste Chú Chulainn campus

Moving boxes are packed, finishing touches are being made and the wait is almost over for the students of Dundalk’s two newest post-primary schools, Coláiste Lú and Coláiste Chú Chulainn.  

On August 28th students from both schools will walk onto their brand new campus at the Marshes for the first time.

Excitement is building among the school communities as they prepare to make the move.

The 1,000 place state-of-the-art campus at the Marshes will be home to two schools; Coláiste Chú Chulainn and Coláiste Lú, Co. Louth’s only gaelcholáiste.  

Despite delays in the construction process Ganson Building and Civil Engineering Ltd have been working tirelessly on site to ensure that Coláiste Lú and Coláiste Chú Chulainn will both enjoy their permanent homes on the shared Marshes campus from day one of the new school year.  

As work continues on the South wing of the new campus, due for completion by the end of term one, Coláiste Lú and Coláiste Chú Chulainn will move into the North wing of the Marshes campus.  The North wing of the campus comes complete with six new Science rooms, a suite of Design, Engineering and Material Technology rooms, two modern Art rooms, an up-to-the-minute Gym and six sports courts, all ready for use.  

The move marks new eras for both schools following successful and award-filled beginnings; five years in the old ESB buildings on Chapel St for Coláiste Lú, two years on Chapel St and a two year stay in the former Marist building on Nicholas St for Coláiste Chú Chulainn.  Based on snapshots of their new facilities and sneak peek clips released by the schools as moving day approaches, it looks like good things come to those who wait.