13 Jan 2014

Planning Permission Update

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

Planning Permission Granted for New School but Archaeologist to Assess Site

One of the 14 conditions applied last month to the grant of planning permission for Gaelscoil Philib Barún’s new school is that an archaeological impact assessment be carried out by a registered archaeologist. The permission was confirmed this week.

During the construction of the Ring Road in 2001 it appears that a series of small holes identified as ‘miscellaneous excavations’ were uncovered close to the Racecourse Roundabout. The construction of the school will involve excavation of an area close to a feature noted in the Archaeological Survey of Ireland and as such must be preceeded by an assessment of the archaeological impact of such a construction project.

The Design Team will shortly appoint the archaeologist who will undertake this immediately. There will be no delay to the project as a result we are assured.

The addition of Gaelscoil Philib Barún to the DES building list is more pertinent as the funding for the construction of the school cannot be accessed without our inclusion on a building list. The BOM have requested that we be added to the existing 5 year building programme as a matter of urgency.

Details on the monument referred to can be accessed on the Archaeological Survey of Ireland website (using Lookup Monument No.:WA026-083–)