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Bóthar Collection 2018

Aideen Campbell, Dentist, visited the school recently.
Samba Drumming
Kieran Gallagher from kakakadoom Drumming visited our school on the 16th and 17th of April for some drumming workshops with 1st to 6th class.  

Fisheries Board Visitors
Speakers from the Regional Fisheries Board visited Fifth Class recently.

Grandparents Day 2018
Halloween Dress Up Day
Fifth Class Play
Confirmation 2017
First Communion 2017
Sergeant Major Fintan Lambe

On Friday the nineteenth of May Sergeant Major Fintan Lambe, came in to do an assembly with the whole school. He talked about his life in the army.
Firstly, he told us all what age he was when he joined the army. He has just recently returned from peacekeeping duties in Syria. He told us about how many overseas trips he has done. Finally, he told us that he is the last of 18 brothers and sisters in the army. We were amazed at all he has achieved.

Following his assembly with us, he went for a very well deserved cup of tea. He then came into talk to the three classes that his grandchildren are in – Junior Infants, First Class and Sixth class. We got to ask him questions during this time.

He also left some souvenirs into Mr. Britton for him to hand out to the classes.
Thank you very much for coming into Four Masters N.S. We really enjoyed it!

By Adam Mc Keen
Rang a Sé

New Football Jerseys sponsored by VIT-Hit


Retirement of Mrs Una Regan:

The retirement of a principal of the Four Masters National School, Una Regan, was marked by a special function in St. Aidan’s Church and the school hall in Kinlough on May the 6th.  Una Regan who has spent the last thirty five years teaching and leading our wonderful school was given a great send off.   Una’s hard work, endeavours and enthusiasm has seen the school grow massively over the years from Edenville National School to our present building here at the Four Masters National School and from four teachers to the present staff of sixteen teachers. She has overseen four extensions and a huge increase in the number of pupils up to the present number of 271.

The Mayo native started her teaching career here in Kinlough in 1981 and in her fine speech she recalled spending her first night here staying in the Melvin Hotel not knowing anybody.  However, the community showed their friendly nature and she quickly made friends and was acquainted with her work colleagues, Kathleen Fahey, Maura White and Thomas Feeley as well as making long lasting friendships in the local community.

During her time in the school it has grown from a four teacher school with four classrooms and a small tarmac playing area to what we have now.   Una took over the acting principalship of the school in 1999 and became the full time principal in 2007.  During her time in our school she oversaw four extensions which included the construction of new classrooms, a PE hall, resource rooms, school library, school garden and a polytunnel.  We are indebted to Mrs Regan for all the efforts she has put into the organisation of these extensions.

Initially U na taught in mainstream education where she had a great grá for Gaeilge and was renowned for her well disciplined and hard working classroom. She took over the stewardship of the school in 1999.

Una brought many new initiatives to the school for which we are grateful including the North Leitrim/South Donegal cup a GAA competition where the local schools play against each other, a debating team who were regional winners in 2015 and Friendship Week as part of the anti-bullying policy in our school

Una will be forever remembered in our school for her hard work, integrity and commitment she showed  which manifests itself in her past pupils and her legacy will be forever evident in the school structure that she put in place and the ethos she fostered in the school.

We all wish Una a long, healthy and happy retirement.
Sláinte agus saol chuici.

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