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A former priest-training college could be home to a new Educate Together school

All Hallows has been sold to DCU.

Image: Lisa Koivu via Flickr/Creative Commons

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY has completed its purchase of former priest-training college All Hallows College and has said that a new primary school is among its plans for the site.

All Hallows had also operated as a third-level institution with its degrees backed by DCU but in 2014 announced its intention to sell the 6.74 hectare site.

The former Drumcondra seminary was forced to wind down after almost 200 years after falling into financial difficulties.

The sale to DCU was announced last year and that sale has now been completed.

Included in the site and its buildings is a 100 bed student accommodation which DCU says will be upgraded and have additional student beds added.

The university also says that a new primary school will be built on the site to cater for the local Dublin 9 area.

Plans for the school are yet to be submitted but it’s envisaged that it will be a 16 room school building.

DCU will be working with the Department of Education on the patronage of the school but it is understood that expressions of interests have been made to make the school a gaelscoil or an Educate Together institution.

A Catholic church is also on the site and although it is not attached to a particulalr diocese it will continue to operate as a Catholic church.

 

Read: Good news for All Hallows students – it’s being sold to DCU >

Read: All Hallows College to close “with immediate effect” >

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