33 nationalities in Scoil Mhuire Carrick-on-Shannon celebrate international evening

Philip Rooney

Reporter:

Philip Rooney

33 nationalities in Scoil Mhuire Carrick-on-Shannon celebrate international evening

Children from Scoil Mhuire pictured waving flags in St Mary's Hall.

St. Mary's Hall hosted a wonderful international showcase on Wednesday evening, October 26 when all the nationalities who attend Scoil Mhuire gathered to celebrate their cultures.

There are children of 33 different nationalities that attend the school in Carrick-on-Shannon and last Wednesday was an opportunity for them and their families to celebrate their heritage with music, dancing, food and costumes.

Principal, Caroline Healy, introduced each country with children, some dressed in national costumes representing that country, going up on stage. The children, with the help of the school choir, then sang three songs.

This was followed by music, song and dance from Spain, Pakistan and others before the music was concluded with a performance by the great local traditional group 'Rakish'.

The children and their families turned out in force to support the event and sample food from all over the world.
Well done to all the organisers, to the staff of the school, to all the singers and dancers, to the parents who cooked and prepared food from their native countries and especially to the children who thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.