Monday 15 September 2014

Pupils bring their granny and grandad to school for open day

Published 05/02/2014 | 05:36

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Rebecca Ní Mhuircheartaigh and her mom Ann Marie were delighted to welcome Mamó agus Daideo, Dan Jo agus Agnes Scannell all the way from Co. Cork on Wednesday last, to celebrate Lá na Seanthuismitheoirí.

THE pupils of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn welcomed their grannys and grandads into their classrooms last week as the school threw open its doors for Grandparents Day.

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On Wednesday the school held a prayer service to celebrate grandparents open day and to bless all the St Brigid's Crosses that were made by the pupils ahead of St Brigid's Day, which fell on Saturday.

More than 100 grandparents took part in the day's events and everyone who visited was give a huge Céad Míle Fáilte by their grandchildren and teachers.

During the prayer service, which formed part of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn 's Catholic Week celebrations, school chaplin an tAthair Proinsias paid tribute to all grandparents and the important role they play in handing on the faith to their grandchildren and in supporting the community of faith at home and in the Parish.

The prayer service involved all the pupils in prayer, story, music and song and was followed with a cupán tae for Mamó and Daideo who also had a chance to browse through an array of their grandchildren's projects, art and school work that were out on display for the visitors.


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