Cashel Community School students sing for The Queen08 Jun 2011
On Friday 20th of May, twenty students from the school choir along with Mr. John Murray and Ms. Ciara O' Connor performed 'May the Road Rise to Meet You' for Queen Elizabeth II. The performance was broadcast nationwide and indeed worldwide and has received much praise from commentators.
Also during the visit to the Rock of Cashel, six representives of the Students Council ( Grainne Ryan 1st Year, Elizabeth Ryan 2nd Year, Patrick Walsh 3rd Year, Christopher BowesTY, Saoirse Fitzgerald 5th Year and Robert Anglim 6th Year) were introduced to the Queen by the Principal Eddie Morrissey. Saoirse Fitzgerald a 5th year student presented the Queen with a posie of flowers. Teachers Brid O Connor and Fr. Moloney were also present.
Well done to all involved, you did the school very proud today.
Fame Far and Wide
The name of Cashel Community School is now familiar to many throughout Ireland following the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to The Rock on last Friday. As the Queen completed her viewing of St. Patrick’s Cathedral the school choir excelled in its rendering of the old Gaelic blessing “May the Road Rise to Meet You” (“Go n-eiri on bother leat”). The sentiments of the piece were perfect for her final day in Ireland. Not only did the harmonious voices fill the great cathedral but they wafted outwards through the glassless windows to enchant the guests assembled outside to meet her.
Congratulations to the twenty-one choristers, to their musical director Mr. John Murray, and to their accompanists – Ms. Ciara O’Connor on violin, and students Paudie Ryan and Cillian Maher on guitar.
The CCS student body were represented at St. Patrick’s Rock by six members of the student council, namely; Grainne Ryan, Elizabeth Ryan, Patrick Walsh, Christopher Bowes, Saoirse Fitzgerald and Robert Anglim. They were accompanied by school principal Mr. Eddie Morrissey and by teacher Mr. Brid O’Connor. They were joined by chaplain, Fr. Bernie Moloney. Fifth Year student Saoirse Fitzgerald presented the Queen with a bouquet of flowers.
Numerous messages were received from CCS past students who are presently in far flung parts of the world. They expressed great pride at the extent and manner of the school’s participation in this truly historic event. Compliments have flowed into the school from far and wide, from friends and strangers alike.
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