SKEHEENARINKY NS WINNERS IN HERITAGE PROJECT
Skeheenarinky National School has come out tops in the South Tipperary Schoolâ€™s Heritage Project at the County Museum, Clonmel. Congratulations to Shannon Brennan and Jessica King on achieving First Place in the 6th Class group category with their â€˜Galtee Castleâ€™ entry. Congratulations also to Rebecca Connolly and Chloe Treacy McLoughlin who were highly commended in the same category. Also highly commended and deserving of congratulations for their model of Mitchelstown Castle Gallery were OisÃn Brennan, Ricky Morrissey, Dean Finn and Joel Kavanagh in the 5th Class category. We are sure we speak for the entire school district when we also congratulate the Principal Catherine Doyle, the teachers and staff at Skeheenarinky for nurturing and encouraging the children and enabling them to bring such honour to the school. An exhibition of all the entries is currently on display at the South Tipperary County Museum from March 1 to April 13.
DAN FITZGIBBON R.I.P.
Condolences are offered to the Fitzgibbon family of Skeheenarinky on the recent passing of Dan Fitzgibbon in England. Funeral Mass will be held at Kilbehenny Church on Wednesday, March 13, at 11.30am.
There will be a public meeting held next Tuesday, March 12, in Kilcoran Lodge Hotelat 8.30pm with regard to the Cullenagh & Toorbeg Mountain Commonage. All shareholders are asked to attend.
FIANNA FÃIL CUMANN NAME CHANGE
At the recent AGM of the Skeheenarinky Fianna FÃ¡il Cumann the members voted to adopt a new name for the local organisation. It will in future be known as the â€˜Paddy Oâ€™Mahony Skeheenarinky Fianna FÃ¡il Cumannâ€™. Paddy has been a life-long member of Fianna FÃ¡il and everyone will surely applaud the decision that now sees his name being carried by the local cumann.
NEW SCHOOL SIGNS
Following representations from Cllr SiobhÃ¡n Ambrose F.F., and the Skeheenarinky Fianna FÃ¡il Cumann, and also from the local Community Alert, news has been received from Cahir Area Engineer Paul Mulcahy that new school signs and road markings are to be erected on the school road - warning drivers approaching the school from both sides of the school entrance. It had been hoped to have the speed limit reduced from the present 80 kmh but apparently this is not going to happen at this time. However, the signs are very welcome indeed and it is to be hoped that all drivers will heed the new signs. During the morning and afternoon school-runs there are 20 or 30 cars entering and exiting from the school and from the School Road onto the main road. In the interests of a safer community we should all adhere to a self-imposed limit of 30kmh when in the vicinity of the school.
PARENTS ASSOCIATION NEWS
The Skeheenarinky Parentsâ€™ Association held their AGM recently and the officers and committee remain unchanged for the coming year. It is hoped that this year all parents will respond positively to an invitation to attend meetings and to participate in the association.
SKEHEENARINKY SHOWS THE WAY
The people of Skeheenarinky School District must be really proud to find that the rest of the country is following their example by inviting people from around the world to come to Ireland and join in celebration, song, music and dance. In 2008, the School Parentsâ€™ Association organised an extraordinary weekend event that saw people come from Germany, U.K., Northern Ireland, Ireland, USA, Australia etc. That weekend must surely have been the inspiration for the Gathering idea that is now sweeping the country! Take a bow, Skeheenarinky!