Knocknacarra School

Coláiste na Coiribe is a new-built 7,500sqm, 720 pupil Post Primary school located at Knocknacarra, Galway on an elevated greenfield site, and is the largest all-Irish education institution in Ireland. The school is situated adjacent to a larger site under the ownership of Galway City Council and a masterplan was developed for the overall site, with shared use of the playing pitch. The school accommodation generally consists of a three-storey north block which makes an urban edge to a future main road; a lower two storeys teaching & specialist south block; and a PE hall which addresses the east facing entrance plaza. The three blocks come together to create a sheltered, protected and dynamic courtyard, while maintaining views of Galway Bay to the south.

Category Education
Client Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board
Services Lead Consultancy and Full Architectural Design Service, Assigned Certifier
Value €10.2 million
Status Completed 2015