Latest Laois Event: Europe Day School visits in Laois

Latest Laois Event: Europe Day School visits in Laois

Europe Day – Laois School Visits

Sean Fleming T.D., Minister of State in the Department of Finance and Mr. Marijus Gudynas Lithuanian Ambassador to Ireland will be visiting a number of schools in Laois on Monday May 9th to commemorate European Day. Minister Fleming will also be visiting a number of schools on Tuesday 10th May and Thursday 12th May.

Nine primary schools in Laois have participated in the Blue Star Programme and one secondary school has participated in the European Parliament Ambassador School Programme to mark the 50th anniversary of Ireland’s entry to the European Communities.

“It will be 50 years since the referendum in May 1972 which saw 83% of Irish people vote in favour of EEC membership.”

According to Minister of State Fleming “It is important to mark the 50th anniversary of our EU membership. This will help encourage engagement across all society on the concept of Europe and its future – particularly our young people in this 2022 European Year of Youth.”

The schedule of school visits is as follows:

Monday May 9th  
TimeSchoolPrimary / SecondaryAddress
9:20 amScoil Fionntáin NaofaPrimaryShanahoe
10:30amCamross NSPrimaryCamross
11:45amPaddock NSPrimaryPaddock, Mountrath
1:00pmTobar an LéinnPrimaryRaheen
2pmDunamase CollegeSecondaryRailway St. Portlaoise
Tuesday May 10th  
9amSt. Pauls NSPrimaryIrish town, Mountmellick
10:15amHoly Family Senior SchoolPrimaryAughnaharna, Portlaoise
11:30amShanganamore NSPrimaryBarrowhouse
Thursday May 12th  
11:30Saint Colmcille NSPrimaryErrill
1:30pmGaelscoil Shlí DálaPrimaryBallaghmore