Happy Birthday - Congratulations and best wishes to Christy Shortt, Rathmanna, Thurles who recently celebrated his 80th birthday. Christy served the parish well as Principal of Kylemakill N.S. 1957 to 1959 and as Principal of Moyne N.S. (Scoil na Maighne) 1959 to 1992. We wish him continued good health in the years ahead.
Their Special Day - Congratulations to the following children who received their First Holy Communion in the Sacred Heart Church, Templetuohy on Saturday, 28th May; Clodagh Bergin, Grainne Deegan, Ciara Dunne, Richard Doheny Kelly, Kevina Fox, Megan Kelly, Roisin Keyes, Alexandra Kuran, James Maher, David Ryan, Joseph Ryan, Enda Ryan, Darragh Sweeney. The following children received their First Holy Communion in St. Mary’s Church, Moyne on Saturday 4th June; Sarah Hayden, Jack Kiely, Roisin Kiely, Rachel Moore, Orlaith Ryan.
Holy Family N.S. Templetuohy - The children of 4th, 5th and 6th class of Holy Family N.S. have been extremely busy in the past couple of months completing an engineering project in their school. The project theme for 2011 was “Engineering a Cleaner World”. The children decided to look locally for inspiration and titled their project “Changes in Energy Production And Use Over Time In Our Locality”. In the course of their research from December to April, they investigated Bord na Mona (past to present); Lisheen Mines and Wind Farm. They also looked at how
turbines worked and uses of energy. They made paper wind turbines and also a class turbine model! A local engineer, Jimmy Dunne kindly visited the children in their class to tell them all about the workings of Lisheen Mine which was very interesting. Thankfully all the children’s work paid off. Their project has been selected among the top 20 schools in Ireland, which gains them a place in the much coveted National Final of the Xperience Engineering Competition (Senior Level). This will take place in the Helix in DCU on this Thursday, 9th June. We wish them the very best of luck. Go n-eiri an t-adh libh!