American university looks to open $1m campus in Dingle
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AN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY intends to open a new million-dollar campus in west Kerry.
However, it now intends to expand its presence in the area.
Speaking to An Saol ó Dheas on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, the director of SHU’s Dingle Campus said that it would provide a “top class international campus”.
“At the moment students come during the year, not in summer, and probably inject in the region of €500,000 into the local economy,” Seán Pól Ó Conchúir said.
The new development would mean far more students coming over.
It’s also intended that the hall of the new campus, potentially to be located in a former Christian Brothers School, would be available for use by the local community.
The funding for the new campus, worth €730,000, has been approved, but a site has yet to be finalised.