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Grandparents head back to school at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

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Hannah Hobbert pictured with her grandmother Joan Cunningham at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn’s Grandparent’s Day last Thursday. All photos by Joe Hanley

Hannah Hobbert pictured with her grandmother Joan Cunningham at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn’s Grandparent’s Day last Thursday. All photos by Joe Hanley

Hannah Hobbert pictured with her grandmother Joan Cunningham at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn’s Grandparent’s Day last Thursday. All photos by Joe Hanley

It may be a few years since their own school days but last week saw grandparents making a long-awaited return to the classroom as part of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn's Grandparent's Day initiative.

An annual event that the school has held for the last seven years, it is a very special moment each and every year as grandmas and granddads are afforded the very rare opportunity to pop in and visit their beloved grandchild at school.

Coinciding with St Brigid's Day, a special ceremony and a Mass was said in the school hall which saw students delivering a number of readings while proud parents and grandparents watched on. 

The special day is celebrated as part of Catholic Schools Week and coincides with St Brigid's Day. 

All grandparents are invited to the school and are presented with a St Brigid's cross made for them by a grandchild. It's a day that grows bigger and bigger every year and one in which now stands out in the school calendar every year.

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