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Monastery NS also hosted their 11th annual Christmas Concert in their school gym. The night time performances were wonderfully atmospheric as children and parents walked through the school at night through a wonderful winter wonderland. The pupils performed to packed audiences of parents, grandparents and children. Two hundred and fifty-five pupils appeared on stage throughout the Concert and 700 parents, grandparents and friends of Monastery NS attended! Principal Mr McGee thanked the Parents Association for their contributions to our Christmas Concerts over the years.


The first act of the concert opened with Monastery NS School Choir’s lively singing of . Our Choir also visited our senior citizens at Moorehall and at Ardee Day Care Centre in December. They will also be appearing at the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland’s Peace Proms in Belfast in the SSE Arena on Sunday March 1st. Tickets are now on sale at

The Choir was followed by the stars of the show, Ms Corr’s Junior Infants who performed




The second act saw first to sixth classes performing

The lighting with its many special effects was operated capably by former pupil Nathan Leavy, sound and music by Kevin Keane and backstage was slickly managed by Mrs Coleman and 6th class boys. Principal Mr Jim McGee thanked artistic director Mrs Valerie Browne for organising the senior show. He also thanked all the Monastery NS staff who constructed the stage, decorated the school, sold the tickets and prepared our pupils. And finally he thanked his whole staff and pupils for their creativity and tremendous work that adds to the long standing tradition of theatre and music at Monastery NS, Ardee.

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