What it means to be Irish

Monday, September 26, saw Holy Trinity National School have the honour of launching the “What it means to be Irish “ inaugural book.

Monday, September 26, saw Holy Trinity National School have the honour of launching the “What it means to be Irish “ inaugural book.

The book is a collection of short stories, poems and pictures set about answering the question, “What does it mean to be Irish” in 2011.

Over the past decade the demographic of the Irish landscape have significantly changes with the influx of the ‘New Irish’ into local communities all over the country. The book is the answer that the primary school children provided to the question asked by the title.

The book launch and prize giving ceremony was conducted by the presidential candidate Mary Davis who praised all those who took part in the competition especially congratulating the winning entries, which are published in the book.

The individual overall winner was Sarah Last, Presentation Convent, Clonmel, with the overall school prize going to the Holy Trinity National School Fethard.

The South Tipperary Volunteer Centre would like to express their thanks to Mary Davis, Michael Fitzgerald, Cathaoirleach of South Tipperary County Council, the staff and pupils of the Holy Trinity National School, Fethard, for contributing to the success that is ‘The New Irish Project’. For a full list of prizewinners and how to order your copy of “What it means to be Irish”, please visit www.volunteersouthtipp.ie