REACHING NEW HEIGHTS!
COUNCIL CHAIRMAN IS 'ROPED IN' TO HELPING BISHOP BRENNAN
WEXFORD County Council Chairman Michael Kinsella reached new heights at his old National School in Ballyduff (near Camolin) last week, when 'technical problems' unveiling the plaque on a new school extension meant that he had to scale a ladder to get the job done.
Plaque unveilings have been known to go wrong at the best of times, and curtains often have to be manually pushed aside, but it presents a bigger problem when the plaque is out of reach high up on the school wall.
Bishop Denis Brennan made the first attempt at unveiling the plaque, in a shower of rain. When the tapedon cover didn't cooperate, he was left holding the string but no cover. A ladder was quickly located, and Cllr. Kinsella gallantly stepped in for the Bishop, and climbed up to uncover the plaque manually to great cheers from the crowd.
Of course, it only added to the fun of a memorable day in the history of the school, and the pupils were delighted to show their special guest, Bishop Brennan, around their newlook school. Second to sixth class pupils even sang 'Kelly the Boy from Killane' in his honour. The Bishop also blessed the school, and had warm words of praise for the new facility.