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Saturday 25 May 2019

Ruairí's poetry success

Ruairí Glennon from Scoil Caomhín Naofa in Hollywood (centre) with Mia Whearity of St Colmcilles SNS, in Knocklyon (left) and Thomas Joseph Olwill from Dublin 7 Educate Together National School (right) at the prize-giving ceremony at the Pearse Museum
Ruairí Glennon from Scoil Caomhín Naofa in Hollywood (centre) with Mia Whearity of St Colmcilles SNS, in Knocklyon (left) and Thomas Joseph Olwill from Dublin 7 Educate Together National School (right) at the prize-giving ceremony at the Pearse Museum

A pupil from Scoil Caomhín Naofa in Hollywood was among the winners in a schools poetry competition held as part of National Tree Week.

To mark tree week, the Pearse Museum and St Enda's Park, Rathfarnham held the 'A Poem as lovely as a tree' competition and invited school children to write a poem inspired by trees and forests.

Ruairí Glennon was one fo the four winners in the nine years and under category and attended the special prize-giving at the Pearse Museum in Dublin on Saturday, April 6.

St Enda's Park contains hundreds of beautiful trees and was formerly the home of Scoil Éanna, Patrick Pearse's experimental school. Pearse moved his school to Rathfarnham in 1910 because he was anxious that his pupils should develop a 'real interest and love for beautiful living things'. Pearse was a great lover of nature and many of his poems and other writings were inspired by the beautiful landscape of St Enda's Park, hence the decision to run the poetry competition during National Tree Week.

Hundreds of children entered the competition and the adjudicators faced a very tough decision in picking the winning entries.

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