Green School


Visit of President Mary McAleese

12th of January 2009

Reports on Visit

President Mary McAleese is greeted on arrival by Fr.Jim Caffrey,Chairman of the Board of Management and Mrs. Shiel, School Principal.


Children from Mrs.Fleming's 4th class and Ms.McGee's 3rd and 4th class make a Guard of Honour for President McAleese.

President McAleese and The Parents' Association.

Front Row (left to right):Aideen Fleming (Deputy Principal),Mairéad Shiel (Principal), President Mary McAleese, Fr.Jim Caffrey (Chairperson of the Board of Management),Eileen Whelan (Head of Green School Committee).

Back Row:Charlie Doyle (School Caretaker), Marie Keogh (School Secretary), Celine Doyle (Parent Rep.on Green School Committee), Geraldine Keartland (Board) and Brendan Toale (Board).


Children from the Language Class address the President.


Children explain the work involved in attaining the Green Flag.

Members of the Green Committee explain our future plans to keep our school 'green'.

The President arrives in the School Hall.

Musical entertainment from our 5th and 6th classes.

The President addresses the audience. She comments on the 'recycled' songs and gets homework passes for all the children!

A member of the 'Green Committee' presents the President with flowers.

The President meets Niamh Ní Nualláin, one of the first pupils to come through the doors, when the school opened on the 5th of October 1925.

Celine Doyle, Parents' Representative on the Green Committee raises the Green Flag .

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