Celebrating our Erasmus+ Project

Mairéad McGuinness MEP pictured with staff and students from the Claddagh National School, including Maureen Browne, Chris Kelly, Claire Egan, Principal Michael Gallagher, Annie Asgard, Paul Carroll, Yvonne Fahy and Ruth Randles. Also pictured are Cllr. Dónal Lyons and Cigire Michael Baker. 

Mairéad McGuinness MEP pictured with staff and students from the Claddagh National School, including Maureen Browne, Chris Kelly, Claire Egan, Principal Michael Gallagher, Annie Asgard, Paul Carroll, Yvonne Fahy and Ruth Randles. Also pictured are Cllr. Dónal Lyons and Cigire Michael Baker. 

We were delighted to welcome Mairéad McGuinness MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament, to the school as part of our celebrations to mark Europe Day and the successful completion of our two-year Erasmus+ project on health and well-being for both staff and students. 

Ms. McGuinness spoke eloquently to the children about the founding dream of the European Union - all the countries of Europe working together peacefully for each other's benefit - and asked them to remember its importance as they grow up. 

She was also treated to a number of dances our children had learned as part of the Erasmus+ project, and some beautiful singing from the school choir. Not exactly a stuffy politician, Ms. McGuinness even joined our musicians Mr. Kelly, Ms. Fahy and Ms. Browne for an impromptu sing-song before she left!