Clonown N.S. Centenary

We celebrated our school centenary on Friday – 100 years of Clonown N.S.

We had a marquee at the back of the school and parents, neighbours, past-pupils and friends came to join us. Speakers on the day were Eva Dalton (6th class), Jackie Cunningham (past-pupil) and Rosaleen Fallon (local historian and friend of the school).

After this the children from the Senior Room played a selection of tunes on the tin-whistle accompanied by Fiona O’Neill and James Donohue. The Junior Room joined in then and the children sang ‘The Garden Song’. All pupils in the school then played a selection of tunes on their stringed instruments accompanied by Cian Cunniffe (from Music Generation), Lisa Quigley, James Donohue and Fiona O’Neill. The children did an amazing job and we were so proud of them.

We had an interval and the everyone enjoyed refreshments and food supplied by Foodies Catering. A sincere thank you to our Parents Association for their help on the day.

Our special guest was John Spillane. We were absolutely thrilled to welcome John to our school again. He sang a wide variety of songs which were thoroughly enjoyed by all ages. As well as being a musical genius he is very funny and we really enjoyed listening to him. Thank you John Spillane for helping us to mark this very special celebration.

Sound engineer on the day was Aidan Higgins and we thank him sincerely for all his hard work.

Thank you to everyone who made this day such a success – to our guest speakers, our board of management, our staff (teaching and ancillary), our parents and parents association, our pupils, Cloghan Castles, Foodies Catering, Aidan Higgins, Cian Cunniffe, John Spillane and to everyone who came on the day to celebrate with us.