Friday 24 January 2020

Clonkeen College reaches Pinnacle after revamp

The unveiling at Clonkeen College.
The unveiling at Clonkeen College.

Clonkeen College marked the end of its massive renovation and expansion by unveiling a sculpture called The Pinnacle.

After an investment of €11m in the addition of new gymnasium facilities as well as a number of practical classrooms, former chairman of the school board Michael Blanchfield did the honours alongside sculptor Nicolas Moreton.

Principal Edward Melly and art teacher Laura Healy hosted the ceremony in front of the delighted crowd as the works officially came to an end with The Pinnacle.

It was gifted to the school by the Per Cent for Art grant, and Mr Moreton said: "Public art must resonate with the location in which it is built, building connections with the local community and fostering local pride."

The unveiling comes nearly a year after the school settled a High Court case with the Christian Brothers against the sale of land on its grounds, where playing pitches were located.

Clonkeen College sculpture
Clonkeen College sculpture

The extra half-acre sec-ured means a positive fut-ure for pupils at Clonkeen College and ensures a bright future for the school.

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