12/05/15 Presidential Visit to Gaelscoil Chloch na gCoillte

An Foras Pátrúnachta / News from Schools / 12/05/15 Presidential Visit to Gaelscoil Chloch na gCoillte

President Michéal Ó hUigínn has accepted an invitation from the Board of Management of Gaelscoil Chloch na gCoillte to attend their twenty year anniversary. This special day will take place on 11 June, but the school has been celebrating since September! The school opened its doors for the first time on 1st September 1994, and from the beginning of this school year there have been various events organised within the school to celebrate the first 20 years of Irish medium schooling in Clonakilty. 

An art piece that was specially commissioned for the event will be revealed by the president on the day. 15 artists put in for the “Per Cent for Art Scheme” competetition that was held. The winner was a piece of sculpture by talented local artist Édaín Ní Dhomhnaill.  Ní Dhomnaill, as well as being an artist, also runs interactive workshops based on the arts.

The Board of Management, the children and the faculty will all be very busy in preparig for this wonderful day. It will be an historical event for the school.