Technology and Education - On Monday, 3rd September R.T.E. paid a visit to St. Mary’s C.B.S. College, Portlaoise to interview the First Year students on Science and Technology. The programme went out live on the 6 o’clock news. Replacing the books in college we now see the Ipad. At the interview of R.T.E. Bill O’Brien of Ballydavis was shown in class using Ipad, a first year student he appeared very relaxed in his new role. His teacher, Mr. Tony Brady appeared on the show in class. Bill O’Brien is son of Liam and Deirdre O’Brien, Ballydavis, the Heath, he has one sister Aoibhe, with his roots in Donaghmore he is well known.
Good News - The long awaited good weather has arrived. The entire area and beyond is a hive of activity with the corn being cut and the turf, making its way to the road. We did foresee a disaster with all the rain and as yet the ground is very wet but thankfully the machines are able to work. We welcome the buzz and are very pleased with this late Summer.