We have been very fortunate that we have had some amazing visitors to our school down through the years.
Successful Limerick GAA teams: In recent years, we have had visits from the Limerick Senior hurling team after their All-Ireland success in 2018, the Limerick u21 hurling team after their Munster and All-Ireland success in 2017, the Limerick ladies football team following their Junior All-Ireland success in 2018 and the Limerick camogie team following their Munster success in 2017. The visit of the Ladies football team and the camogie team were extra special for all in the school as Ms Hickey and Ms Brennan were members of these teams.
Killaloe Coast Guard and Search and Rescue: We were very fortunate that the helicopter from Killaloe Coast Guard visited the pupils. The pupils were buzzing with excitement as the helicopter landed in the local GAA field. The crew informed us all of the jobs that take part in, the dangers and risks and gave us important information about being safe on the water. The Killaloe Search and Rescue team brought their life boat, truck and jeep to the school as well. They informed us about the importance of wearing our life jackets and the importance of telling others when going for long walls and when going out on the water. The children got the opportunity to explore the vehicles and learn about the sacrifices that these volunteers make to keep us all safe.
Cappamore fire brigade: Our local fire brigade visit the school to tell us about the dangers of fire and give us a demonstration on how to use fire extinguishers, if needed.
Visits from An Garda Síocháná: Our local community Garda, Kieran Lees, is a regular visitor to the school. Garda Lees talks to us about the dangers of cyberbullying, the dangers of fireworks, the dangers of internet misuse, the importance of road safety when walking and cycling and helps us to be safe during school walks and other school events.
Visit of Johnny Sexton (Irish International Rugby Player): The pupils raised money through a Bake Sale, to purchase All-Ireland medals for Fr. Currivan, local parish priest, who lost his All-Ireland minor medals during his time in the seminary. Fr. Currivan was blown away by this gesture and was presented them at the school mass at the beginning of the year. The pupils were put forward and won the MACE “Going the extra mile campaign” in 2019, for this great deed. This resulted in RFU World Rugby of the Year, Johnny Sexton, visiting the school. Johnny passed on some wonderful tips and expertise onto the pupils and took the 6th class pupils for a training session. The pupils took part in a Q&A with Johnny and the whole school got to welcome him to the school.
Visit of Thomas Barr: Through the Dare to Believe initiative, Thomas Barr, the Irish Olympian hurdler, visited the school to pass on some advice to the pupils. Hurdling fever swept through the school in anticipation for his visit, and as a result pupils often ask for the opportunity to take part in hurdling training in school. The pupils took part in a Q&A sessions with Thomas. The pupils got to show their hurdling skills to Thomas on the day.
Ice-cream van: The ice-cream van is a regular visitor to the school on special occasions.
Santa: Of course, the most special visitor every year to the school is the big man himself.