The President was in Sligo to mark two significant milestones in the journey of our school and of our local club St. Mary’s. This year, Scoil Ursula celebrates 50 years of teaching and learning on the Strandhill Road and St. Mary’s is celebrating its 40th anniversary of providing Gaelic games and other GAA activities in our locality. Scoil Ursula has close links with our local club, St. Mary’s, and County Board Chairman, Joe Taaffe paid tribute to the work that the school and club are doing to promote Gaelic Games in the locality.
In his address, An t-Uachtarán emphasised the enjoyment of participation in all sports and encouraged the children to ‘Move more and eat less!!’ Our Chairperson, Marian Moore presented the President with Annie West’s “Yeats in Love”, which we hope will remind him of his visit here in the years to come. After a packed assembly in the school hall the President went outside to view the coaching schemes in the school and before he left, officially raised the Health Promoting School’s Flag recently received by Mrs Kernan and her hard-working committee.