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WATCH: Class drone footage of redevelopment of Laois school

This is class.

New drone footage shows the scale and size of the newly redeveloped Knockbeg College.

It was shot by Arles-Killeen footballer Conor Keightley during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Keightley sat his Leaving Cert in Knockbeg in 2007 and joked online at how much the place had changed in the 13 years since.

The rebuild of Knockbeg began in 2017 and costed a total of €10 million to complete.

A number of rooms were demolished – beginning with the gym while the Study Hall and ‘Frankie Lyons’ laboratory were also knocked down.

As part of the works, three listed buildings were restored.

While two new three story classroom extensions were built, including a double autism unit.

The first of the extensions was completed in September 2019 while the entire project was finished soon after.

Check out Conor’s footage below:

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.