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Monday 23 October 2017

Road of approval as Pride Rock comes to Kilmore

By David tucker

Evan Quirke, Conor Wall and Jemma Raftery.
Evan Quirke, Conor Wall and Jemma Raftery.
Beth Miller, Elena Sinnott and Jeff Miller.
Sara, Lilly and Stephanie Cullen.
Amber Raftery, Conor Power and Jack Moore.
Jody Doyle, Hannah White, Hannah Devereux, Ciara Dempsey, Chloe Breen and Emma Jane Keating.
The zebras.
Eoin Wadding, Emma Wadding, Lilly O'Rourke, Hannah O'Rourke and Eva O'Rourke.
Caoimhe Troy.
Caoimhe Troy and Aimee Barry.
Alannah Kielthy and Hayley Sheil.
Jayden Kehoe, Cian Kehoe and Patrick Doyle.

THE children of Kilmore National School roared into action with a spectacular production of Disney's 'Lion King Junior' last week.

The school's refurbished PE hall was the venue for the much-talked about event in the south of the county.

The show had over 60 participants from fifth and sixth classes and was directed by sixth class teacher Mairéad Moore, assisted by the well-known composer Liam Bates.

Tickets for the shows were in high demand with each night sold out and a total of 800 people attended in all.

School principal Micheál Martin was thrilled with the success of the production: 'It was a tremendous event for our school and involved a massive effort from all in the school community.

'The children have been rehearsing at lunch times and after school since September under the expert guidance from Mairéad, Liam and choreographer Ms Órla Kelly. The parents' association was a huge help and Trisha O'Callaghan coordinated the design of magnificent costumes.'

He continued: 'The feedback from all those who saw the show was overwhelmingly positive and it is an experience that the children will remember forever.

'The Kilmore area has a long standing tradition in the performing arts and we were delighted for the school to play a central part in continuing with that.'

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