A major funding investment for four Longford schools will ensure the educational facilities can increase enrolments.
That's according to Minister Norma Foley who is on a visit to the county today and is addressing each of the schools.
Lanesborough Community College, Ballymahon Vocational School, St Matthews National School and Mercy Secondary School in Ballymahon will all receive a multi-million package to deliver additional classrooms.
Funding allocated to Lanesborough Community College will facilitate the development of seven new classrooms including a music, graphics, multimedia, textiles and special education room.
It's understood similar projects will be undertaken in the three other schools in Ballymahon.
Speaking to Shannonside FM in Lanseborough Minister Foley says today's confirmation is commitnment from Government to support the development of local schools.
''I'm visiting a number of schools in this area today. And we have a very ambitious whole array of different projects in the tens of millions here now. We're very proud at the Department of the excellence in education that's being delivered. It's a great privilege as minister to be able to endorse that. And I'm very pleased with the very positive additional accommodation announcements and additional facility announcements that we've made for this area, but it is testament to the great work that goes on in the school communities.''