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New Post-Primary School


Mountrath Community School
Limerick Road, Mountrath
County Laois, Ireland

BHP Architects was appointed by the Department of Education and Science in Ireland, to design and procure a new Secondary School for 650 pupils in Mountrath, Ireland.The cruciform plan of the new school is inspired by St. Aengus who, in 836AD, communed with the angels on Mount Rath. This plan form allows three main spaces to be created; the main entrance and central piazza with direct access to the sports hall for community users; the meditation area for quiet contemplation, with a memorial garden celebrating the amalgamation of the three schools; and the south facing teaching zone which houses the majority of the class bases overlooking the sports fields. The new school was completed and ready for use in August 2009.

Client: The Department of Education & Science