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Book Fair

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The Annual Book Fair was held at the school from 28th November to 2nd December.  We sold €800 worth of books.  We get €320 of our takings to buy books for the library/class novels.

Art Competitions

Congratulations to Robyn Dowley who won the Topaz Regional Art Competition recently and Megan O’Meara who won in the local Lions Club Competition.

Carrick-on-Suir Library: Time Capsule 2016 – 2066

On Friday the 9th December Carrick-on-Suir Library celebrated their final 1916 centenary event. We’ve had a very busy year marking this special occasion and we were delighted to take part and contribute to a full programme of events in the Local Library.

The students and teachers of  Ballyneale, CBS Greenschool, Gaelscoil Carraig na Suire, Newtown Upper and Presentation Primary worked very hard  writing  letters and selecting the item for the time capsule and preparing a party piece for today’s event. Over 130 students took part in total.

The boys from CBS Green School sang two songs, Dying Rebel and Kevin Barry, accompanied by the accordian. Presentation girls sang Grace and were joined by our singers and guitarists (thank you Jane) for the final two verses. We also performed a 1916 drama directed by Mary O’Hanlon. While the Gaelscoil finished the festivities very fittingly with Amhran na Bhfiann.

The entire event was a huge success here are some photos of the occasion.

 

Library Time Capsule

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A number of children have been invited to take part in the Library’s final 1916 commemoration event of the year this Friday December 9th at 11.00 a.m.

They have been busy writing “A letter to my Future Self” which will be part of the documents and objects placed in the time capsule which will be then sealed for 50 years. The capsule will be mounted on a wall in the library for all to see in the near future.