The pupils of Scoil San Nioclás were delighted to welcome their grandparents, from near and far, to our annual celebration, which this year was held in Windgap Church on Wednesday, 17th February. During the celebration the children sang, played and prayed for their grandparents.
Larry and Ann O'Shea held a captive audience as they remembered their childhoods in Windgap and Bagenalstown. Ann recalled her school life, with details like learning to turn the heel on a sock and the risk of getting slapped for talking! Larry told us about his early years growing up in the League House, where the doctor held his surgery in the sitting room one day a week. He also told us of the excitement when electrification came to Windgap.
The children's pictures and projects were on display around the church. They were delighted to tell us about their grandparents' interesting lives. We heard about first dates in Windgap Hall, great hurlers of the past, soldiers involved in combat and housekeeping for the priest.
Grandparents' Day continues to be one of the highlights of our school year. We hope our guests enjoyed this year's gathering as much as we did!
Enrolment forms for children due to start school in September are now available at Scoil San Nioclás (Tel 648321) or on windgapns.ie (under Parent tab).