As part of Catholic Schools Week, Illistrin National School organised a special grandparents day at the school.
Mr. Gallagher’s fifth class and Ms. Mc Clafferty’s first class welcomed grandparents at Scoil Naomh Fiachre.
Grandparents helped their grandchildren to make St. Brigid’s Crosses ahead of the Saint’s feast day tomorrow, with chairman and chaplain Fr. Kevin Gillespie saying a prayer with the group before blessing the crosses.
Catholic Schools Week at Illistrin is part of a nationwide week with the theme ‘Called to be a Family of Families’.
This is a particularly special theme as Pope Francis has chosen Ireland to host the next World Meeting of Families this August.