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Remembering Manus


Lovely morning at Scoil Náisiunta Gort a’Choirce remembering the late Manus McClafferty. The winners of the Manus McClafferty Memorial School Art Competition in Scoil Náisiunta Gort a’ Choirce were as follows: Junior/ Senior Infants: Peadar Mac Tharlaigh, Eimear Níc Fhlaitheartaigh, James Martin De Faoite, 1st/2nd/3rd Class: Elianne Ní Pháidín, Iarla Ó Ceallaigh, Caoimhín Ó Gallchóir, 4th/5th/6th Class: Kaci Scot, Róisín níc Gabhann, Damien Ó Canainn. Representing Pobail Le Chéile, Rosemary Grain gave a talk to the school about Manus’ life. She spoke about his activities as an amateur ‘ham’ radio enthusiast and his friendship with a Russian Cosmonaut. The students also heard about Manus’ volunteerism, kindness and community spirit and how Pobail Le Chéile established an annual volunteer award in his name. Pobail Le Chéile would like to thank Scoil Náisiunta, Special Days, Kim Sharkey and Malachy Doyle for their support of this year’s art competition to remember Manus.

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