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News from ceist 30 November 2009
CEIST is the new trustee body for the voluntary secondary schools of the Daughters of Charity, the Presentation Sisters, the Sisters of the Christian Retreat, the Sisters of Mercy and the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.

Colaiste Chroí Mhuire, An Spidéal. Seoidín.

Following the success of the ‘Malaí Draoíchta’ or bags of magic last year, this year Colaiste Chroí Mhuire, An Spidéal, decided to continue to try to promote reading of Irish among primary school children attending school through Irish, but to concentrate this time on students in third, fourth, fifth and sixth classes.

The ‘Malaí Draíochta’ contained short novels and puppets, and were intended to encourage Gaeltacht parents to read Irish with their young children.

Transition Year students wrote the stories, first year students made the puppets and parents helped with making the bags, teaching the students how to make the puppets and with the printing. Galway County Council and Údarás na Gaeltachta supported the project to such a generous extent that the books were distributed free of charge to all Gaeltacht schools in Connemara.

The books featured in Radio na Gaeltachta, on TG4 and in the Connacht Tribune at the time.

Much of the credit for the success of the project was due to the huge work of the home/school/community liaison Eibhlín Ní Shúilleabhain.


The Cry of the Earth

The Cry of the Earth is the title of the Irish Bishops’ Conference pastoral reflection on the challenges of climate change.

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St Leo's College Carlow Inaugural Catherine McCauley Lecture

As part of its ongoing celebrations to honour the 170 years of the presence of the Mercy congregation in Carlow, a warm welcome is extended to all in the CEIST network, to attend the Inaugural Catherine McAuley lecture, which will take place at St. Leo’s College, Dublin Road, Carlow, on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 7.15 p.m.

The lecture will be delivered by journalist and broadcaster Olivia O’Leary, a former pupil of St. Leo’s.

The theme of the lecture concerns the vision and values of Catherine McAuley and how they remain  relevant to contemporary society.

Please advise Miss Mairead Redmond of your attendance by e-mailing mredmond @ stleoscarlow.ie on or before December 10th.


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