Its understood that Kildare Wicklow Education & Training Board is "examining accommodation options" for a Gaelcholáiste in North Kildare.
The school is sceduled to open in Maynooth in 2019.
Maynooth Community College opened in 2014 with an Irish-medium Aonad.
The Dept. of Education has consistently stated that, should the Aonad demonstrate sufficient viability over a four year period, a Gaelcholáiste would be established.
Its co-patrons will be KWETB and An Foras Pátrúnachta.
The training board site assessment process involes consideration of the timing and availability of appropriate infrastructure in the Maynooth area.
Kildare North Labour Party Representative Emmet Stagg has welcomed the beginning of this assessement and stated that he would continue to press the Minister on this issue to ensure that the Gaelcholaiste opens on time in 2019.