first_imgThe ribbon is cut on the new Play Zone.Last Friday was a huge day of celebration for what has become Donegal’s fastest growing and most successful school. The staff, Principal, parents and children celebrated the official opening of their new state of the art Play Zone at Gaelscoil Adhamhnain in Letterkenny.” More chocolate on this one please”Máire Nic Charra Uí Dhomhnaill bravely tests the ice-cream on behalf of the Parents’ CommitteeThe occasion was also used to say a fond farewell to much loved ex-Principal Máire Nic Gairbheith Uí Bhaoill whilst extending a warm welcome to new Principal Colm Breathnach. Chair of the Parents’ Committee Ms Amanda Mc Grath used the occasion to pay tribute to Máire Ni Garbheith Uí BhaoilL.She said “Máire has been a shining light and an example to all in the area of education in the County and nationally”.Later Chair of the Board of Management Barbara Uí Chathail extended a warm welcome to Colm Breathnach. Colm who hails from Co Waterford is already well know in the area not just for his contribution to education but also in traditional music circles.If that wasn’t enough he is an accomplished hurler to boot! Colm stated that he is proud and privileged to be the new Principal and very much intends to carry on the good work of his predecessor. When asked what his priorities would be he did confirm his commitment to the Irish language but also revealed that sport, music and a healthy lifestyle for kids were also important. Colm took the opportunity to thank the Parents’ Committee for their support of the school and particularly for their contribution to the new Play Zone.After a thanksgiving Mass celebrated by Fr. Mc Laughlin and to loud applause – and a tear or two – Máire cut a ribbon to officially open the new Play Zone.Not to be outdone it was the children who had the final say as they first enjoyed the new Play Zone and then queued up patiently to have a delicious whipped ice-cream courtesy of the Parents’ Committee.They all seemed to enjoy it but one 6 year old did note… “Could do with more chocolate sprinkles next time”!Former principal Maire is surrounded by pupils as she cuts the ribbon.FREE 99s AS GAELSCOIL ADHAMHNAIN, LETTERKENNY GETS IN THE ZONE! was last modified: October 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalgaelscoil adhamhnainletterkennylast_img