TWO MINISTERS VISIT KILFLYNN: The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan paid a visit to Expressive Play, in the vibrant village of Kilflynn, on Monday afternoon, 23rd April. Expressive Play , Children's Therapy Service, is a children's healing centre offering support for parents, professionals and children on a one-on-one basis and through workshops. Edel Lawlor and her staff work with children, imparting life skills to enable them to deal with conflict, bereavement or other issues. They work through these issues through the medium of play; super hero's and fairy themes allow children to use their imagination while developing key life skills. Expressive play was delighted and honoured to have two Ministers visit their centre to discuss very important issues related to children and parents. Play Therapy was discussed and the wonderful workshops for children and parents that are held at the centre. A very first in the world of politics, both Ministers got to meet a real Fairy and they even left with a bag of magic dust. Farrah the Forest fairy lives in Kilflynn and runs magical workshops for children. It was a great honour to have two ministers visit the picturesque village. SCHOOL REUNION:
A full school reunion for St.teresa's National School Kilflynn will take place on Sunday June 3rd. There will be mass in the church followed by an afternoon of celebration in the school itself, including entertainment of all kinds and plenty of refreshments. Invitations are currently being prepared and will be posted to past pupils over the coming weeks. To make contact with all past pupils is an almost impossible task and some people may be omitted so if you have any friends or family away from home let us know so that everyone is invited. We would also be grateful for addresses of family members who have moved away from the area. On the day we will be launching a book to commemorate a century of education at St. Teresa's and photographs are still being sought for inclusion as the response to the photograph search has been poor. So if you have any old photos please forward them to the school or to John O'flaherty or Mike Parker. The final date for photos to be included in the publication is May 1st, photographs will still be welcome after this date but will only be displayed on the day. Several past pupils have forwarded stories about their time in the school and a number of older past pupils have been interviewed. If you have any memories of the school please forward them to us as soon as possible. The reunion day promises to be a huge occasion in the community and full details of the programme of events will be advertised later. BEREAVEMENTS Sincere sympathy is extended to Pat Hussey, and family Gortclohy, Kilflynn on the death of his brother, Murty Hussey, Ahamore. Causeway. May he rest in peace. Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late John Keenan, Abbeydorney Village. May he rest in peace. Sincere sympathy is also extended to Ann Izzet, Knocknacaska, Kilflynn on the death of her brother, Jimmy Culloty, Molahiffe, Firies, Killarney, and Formerly of Kilquane, Ballymacelligott. May he rest in peace.