Scoil Mhuire fly Canadian flag for Ambassador

scoil Mhuire, Tullamore was honoured to welcome the Canadian Ambassador, Loyola Hearn to the school recently.

scoil Mhuire, Tullamore was honoured to welcome the Canadian Ambassador, Loyola Hearn to the school recently.

Mr Hearn and Senior Trade Commissioner Suzanne Cormie were on a visit to Tullamore and Ferbane, facilitated by the Atlantic Corridor.

The Ambassador and his team were treated to lots of lively entertainment and were given a true Scoil Mhuire failte.

Junior and Senior Infants waved their home made Canadian flags and the choir performed two pieces, Tabhair dom do lamh and You are my brother. Tin whistles and hand bells were featured in the ensemble.

Everyone was moved by Daltai’s spectacular multi-cultural dance.

Mr Hearn spoke to the children and teachers of the similiarities between Scoil Mhuire and his own primary school in Newfoundland. He felt that he had been transported back to his own school days.

Mr Hearn praised the work of the children and their teachers. He took the words of the school anthem and emphasised the importance of self belief. He encouraged the children to continue to work with their teachers and to always strive to achieve.

Mr Hearn promised to assist Scoil Mhuire in any way possible through links in Canada and wished the school well with its refurbishment and extension and promised to return.

The Ambassador was presented with a slate mirror by Chairperson of the Board of Management Mary Teresa Lynch and Ms Cormie was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Aubrey Faye from Junior Infants.

Mr Hearn then cut the commemorative cake and spent some time with the staff.

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