Nearly €60,000 has been sanctioned for an astro-turf pitch for a Donegal school.

The Board of Management of Scoil an tSratha Mhóir, Glendowan will receive a grant of €57,954 towards the development of the pitch.

When announcing the grant, Minister Joe McHugh said he was making this grant available on the condition that the school will implement a realistic Irish plan that will be agreeable by the Department especially for the youth of the area.

"There is a lot of working taking place in this area with regards the Irish language, and I wish to commend the Board of Management, the Parent's Association, the teachers and parents in the school for the work they are currently carrying-out," he said.

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