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Bhí sé iontach feiliúnach go raibh an Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, inár dteannta i Muineachán chun oscailt oifigiúil a dhéanamh ar Champas Oideachais Mhuineacháin – tógra ollmhór a chosain €45 milliún. 

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  Ba phribhléid mór dúinn go raibh an Taoiseach, Eanna Ó Coinnigh inár measc chun an campas a oscailt go hoifigiúil. Nochtaíodh plaic ag bun an bhealigh ag geata tosaigh an champais.

Chuir bean a’ tí fáilte roimh na haoíanna uilig: Minister Heather Humphries TD and Deputies 6Sean Conlan TD, Joe O’Reilly, TD, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD, Brendan Smith TD and Senator Diarmuid Wilson. Also welcome to Cllr Pauric McNally, chairman of Monaghan County Council and Cllr. Shane P O’Reilly, chairperson of Cavan County Council and indeed the members of the executive of Cavan and Monaghan County Councils; elected public representatives, employers from Cavan & Monaghan, members of the Cavan 5and Monaghan ETB past and present, Micheal Moriarity, General Secretary, ETB Ireland, ETB/VEC members of staff past and present, parents, guests, members of the press, main contractors, subcontractors and design team. We welcome the staff of Monaghan Institute, particularly Dr. Fiona McGrath, Principal of Monaghan he Department of Education officials, Solas officials, members of the Apprenticeship Council and Industry leaders who have joined us here today.

4Rinne an ceathrar ball eaglasta an campas a bheannú: Most Rev Bishop Liam MacDaid, Most Rev. Bishop John Mc Dowell, Rev. Ken Robinson and Rev. Ronnie Agnew

Cuireadh síos go gonta ar ghníomhaíocht an champais: Gaelscoil Ultain is a 16 teacher primary Gaelscoil. Number have increased by 120 to 321 pupils presently on the rolls since it was relocated to this new campus. The naíonra or Irish medium playschool has 50 children on its books presently. Coláiste Oiriall is the only Irish medium Gaelcholáiste in the county and its numbers have also increased to almost 300. The Sports Hall which is jointly used by Coláiste Oiriall and 3

Monaghan Institute during the day is used by local clubs between 5.00 pm and 10.00 pm daily and throughout the weekend.

The football field not only facilitates all users’ home games and training but also hosts a number of GAA clubs. This state of the art Garage Theatre is the envy of many and houses community, professional and school productions with a particular emphasis on activities incorporated in the Arts in Education scheme. Glacaigí leis uaimse go mbíonn Campas Oideachais Mhuineacháin breá gnóthach agus go leor ag tarlúint ann ó dhubh go dubh seacht lá na seachtaine agus sin mar ba chóir dó a bheith.

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The campus users recognise the significant contribution of members of Cavan and Monaghan ETB in bringing this project to fruition but they were all anxious to acknowledge our Chief Executive, Mr. Martin O’Brien for making our dream a reality, for bringing the campus from a fragile obscure concept to a luxurious, state of the art multi-use campus including our schools, this theatre and Monaghan Institute. Compliments and tributes to Mr. O’Brien are so common place now that they have almost become benign but nevertheless the users recognise that we would not have a campus without him. Go raibh míle maith agat arís, a Phríomh-fheidhmeannaigh, as do fhís, do dhíograis, do shaineolas agus d’obair chrua.

Rinneadh bronnadh beag ar an Taoiseach. Ba phíosa dealbhóireachta é a rinneadh go háitiúil. The Chief Executive of Cavan and Monaghan ETB presented Mr Kenny with a piece of sculpture from white marble combining influences from both the landscape and organic form. It was inspired by the drumlin landscape of County Monaghan where, sculptor, Alison Bole lives and works. The piece was created using hand tools in the traditional method of working stone.