Happenings Around My Town
The AOH Sean MacBride Divsion 32 in Carnegie, won the Best Marching Group in the Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade 2006. Photo sent to me by John Walsh.
The picture above is the Mural created by the children of Gaelscoil an Lonnain, (ages 4 to 9), an Irish-Medium School on the Falls Road in Belfast. This was the first prize for 2006 which I happened to have won and donated to The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh. It now hangs in a venue which so many more people can see.
Gaelscoil an Lonnain was founded by parents of the Lower Falls / Inner City area of Belfast in response to the closure of their area's only primary school. The parents opted to adapt to the aims of the Irish medium education and has since 1999, seen a lourishing unfunded school in an area of little regeneration.
Another fundraising campaign is now underway and the drawing takes place October 16, 2007. Tickets are only $3.00 each; you can contact George Trainor by email at Steeler059@aol.com or in Pittsburgh, contact Sarah McAuliffe-Bellin at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase your tickets.
Until next time...