Cahermore School Concert and Plays were great fun. A large crowd attended filling the hall for the evening of music and two plays organised by the pupils and staff of Cahermore National School. The kids were brilliant in their roles and great laughter was had by all. Lots of local people had a mention in the first play “The return of the Garnish GPO”. The following play was “Hoodwinked” performed by older pupils from the school.
Watch a short video here, the full 90 minutes will be available from the school
Cahermore National School is looking to save the teacher recently lost due to the government spending cuts. Paudie, Paul and Finbarr drove up to Dublin to meet the minister of education. We made this video which Paudie did the voice over for, to introduce the school and area.
Watch the three minute video below
Cahermore National School
A Central Hub in a community fighting for survival
Cahermore National School is a small school in the Allihies Parish on the Western tip of the Beara Peninsula. The school was built in 1979 following the amalgamation of three local schools; Cahermore NS, Lehanmore NS, and Cluin NS (Allihies Village).
Up until this year Cahermore N.S. had 3 classrooms. Due to drastic cuts in pupil-teacher ratio to small school of Ireland we now have two classroom teachers in the school; Mr. Padraig O’Sullivan (Principal) teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes, and Mrs. Siobhan O’Driscoll (Deputy Principal) teaching Junior Infants, Senior Infants 1st and 2nd classes. Nuala O’Neill is our part time Learning Support Teacher.
While Mr. Niall O’Sullivan is based at Cahermore N.S., he spends most of his week covering Resource teaching hours and Principal Release days in other Beara schools.
We are still fighting against these cutbacks. Losses such as this have detrimental effects on population regeneration of an already struggling parish, not to mention the negative effects on diversity of pupil education.
Now that Neil is going to school he gets picked up at Barnes Gap to get home quicker, otherwise the bus goes to Garnish first and then Allihies on the way back, only fair as the kids in Garnish get picked up first in the morning too.