Sunday 22 October 2017

Mayor's roar of approval for the Lion King

By David tucker

The Mayor Cllr Ger Carthy with the Lion King cast and teachers.
The Mayor Cllr Ger Carthy with the Lion King cast and teachers.

KILMORE received its first civic reception last week when Mayor Cllr Ger Carthy visited the national school to congratulate staff and students in the success of their recent production of the Lion King Junior.

The school won two major awards for the stunning procudtion at the recent Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards.

Caoimhe Troy won the award as Best Female Lead Role for her performance as Rafiki while the show was awarded top honours as the Best Overall Musical.

Principal Micheál Martin, praising the children, teachers and all involved in achieving such great results, described the achievement as great and fantastic and the mayor, who hails from Our Lady's Island, said he was delighted to bring a civic honour to the school and the village.

The show had over 60 participants from 5th and 6th class and was directed by 6th class teacher Mairéad Moore, assisted by well-known composer Liam Bates and choreographed by Órla Kelly.

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