Cordal Community Preschool and After-school Blessed and Celebrated

At the blessing of the Cordal Community Preschool and After-school service at Kilmurry National School were: Katherine McCarthy, Pat McElligott, Marie Geaney, Ann-Marie Myers, Katie O’Donoghue, Fr. Dan O’Riordan, Julianne O’Mahony, Noreen O’Donoghue and  Thérèse Kearney.
Noreen O’Donoghue (right) expressing the appreciation of the committee to the dedicated and long-serving Ann-Marie Myers at the blessing of the Cordal Pre-school / After-school service at Kilmurry National School recently.

Cordal Community Preschool and After-school committee and staff recently welcomed former Parish Priest of Castleisland Fr. Dan O’ Riordan and school Principal Thérèse Kearney to their new childcare premises on the grounds of Kilmurry National school.
Father Dan was delighted to return and blessed the new building for the community and his role was acknowledged as his input was pivotal in gaining permission to build on the school grounds.

Ms. Kearney and her board of management were also thanked and Ms. Kearney heard that the committee looks forward to working closely with them in enhancing the services it provides.
Successful Breakfast Club
The playgroup offers a successful breakfast club, preschool and after-school service from the hours of 7.30am till 6pm Monday to Friday on a full-time basis.

It accommodates children from two years and eight months upwards to 13 years of age. We also have fresh nutritional meals cooked daily onsite for the children.
Playing a Pivotal Role
The staff  members have recently played a pivotal role in the community looking after front-line and essential workers’ children since January of this year.

This was obviously a very volatile time in society with rising Covid numbers but the staff kept the doors opened and kept some bit of normality for the working parents.

It also allowed the children to engage in safe practices with their peers under strict public health guidelines.

Ann Marie’s Dedication and Support

“Our staff are amazing and they are the backbone and the foundation of this service. They exercise respect, creativity, show high energy and love for learning,” said a committee spokesperson.
“We also acknowledged the 20-year service that Ann Marie Myers had given our organisation. Her care, dedication and ongoing support for the children and parents was applauded and hopefully she felt proud of the years of service that she has given.”
Cordal Community Preschool and After-school Manager Louise Scott can be contacted on 066 – 4010472 / 085 2318004 or via email at: for any enquiries

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