Scoil Fhionain officially opened in Kilfinane

The successful official opening of Scoil Fhionain was the big event in Kilfinane recently, with Fr Michael Hennessy officiating at the well attended ceremony.

Sunday, 9 June 2013
7:30 AM GMT


The sun shone brightly on Thursday last, 30 May in Kilfinane for the blessing and opening of Scoil Fhionain, which opened its doors to pupils on Monday, 3 September, 2012. There was a very fine turnout for the ceremony, which was attended by many parents and teachers from primary schools in the area. Fr Michael Hanley blessed the building and Ms O'Flynn then declared the school officially open, to the applause of all present.

After the ceremony all present were invited to refreshments and a tour of the school. See Page 10 in this week’s Avondhu for full coverage.


Congratulations are extended to local camogie player, Katie Hennessy who was a member of the Limerick team that won the National Camogie League Division Two title when they defeated Cork in the final at Ballygiblin on Sunday, 26 May.

Also, to local juvenile hurler Michael Duggan, a pupil of Scoil Fhionain, who was a member of the South Limerick Primary School team that recently won the Mackey Cup, the primary School Inter Divisional County competition. Michael will be on the Limerick primary school team that will play Tipperary at Pairc na nGael Limerick on Sunday next, 9 June at the interval of the Munster senior hurling championship semi-final.


At present Kilfinane Tidy Towns Committee are working very hard to enhance the appearance of the town and its environs. Cleaning up of various areas is underway and painting and provision of flower pots have greatly added to the appearance of the streets.


Birthday greetings are extended to Derek and Maureen Light, Ballinanima who celebrated their birthdays recently. Also, Caoimhe Light, West End on Monday, 27 May. While Kevin Palmer, Vale View celebrated his birthday on Monday last, 3 June.


Best of luck to all the students who are sitting the Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations at Scoil Pol at present.


Kilfinane Church of Ireland Conservation Committee held a very successful fundraising 'Chorals for Coins' event on Friday night last, 31 May at The Church of Ireland, which featured The Tipperary Gospel Choir plus local talent.


The Glenroe/Ballyorgan summer outing this year will be on Thursday, 4 July. We will be travelling to Tralee with refreshments on arrival followed by a visit to Ashe Hall, where there are several interesting self guided tours to do.

We will then travel on to Killarney to Muckross House. Then an hour in Killarney town en route to Templeglantine where we will have a 4 course dinner in the Devon Inn. The cost of the trip is €30 which includes travel, morning refreshments, admission to Ashe Hall and the dinner. We will leave Glenroe Church at 9am and should arrive back at approx. 9.30pm. If you wish to travel with us please give your name to Caroline Wren on 086-0591747.

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