Learning in a Beautiful Place

Clare Champion, Friday, 14th January 2000

Carrigaholt School, built in 1963, is situated in the picturesque village of Carrigaholt overlooking the Shannon Estuary.

There are 49 pupils on roll, two teachers, Mary Keane and Kay Clancy, and the school enjoys the services of remedial teacher, Elizabeth O'Shea.

The natural beauty of the locality and of the environment has been instrumental in developing a love of nature conservation and environmental awareness in the children. Over the last three years, Carrigaholt School has won several environmental awards. They have been 1st prize winners in the Can-Recycling Campaign organised by Can-paign Ireland and Clare County Council.

In the last three years Clare County Council has awarded them top prizes in the Adopt an Area Scheme. The school was also awarded joint 1st prize in the Munster Region last year in the ESB/St. Patrick's College Environmental awards.

Extra curricular activities: Geraldine McNamara, Maoin Cheoil an ChlŠir, visits the school weekly to teach tin whistle. Irish dancing is also part of the weekly programme and is taught by John Fennell.

Laura Lynch, 2nd class,
answering a question in class.
Aisling Aston, Junior Infants,
pictured during playtime in class.

Photographs from The Clare Champion.

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