Events planned to mark the closure of Ard Scoil Mhuire, Bruff

Ard Scoil Mhuire is entering its last year and will close its doors to students finally nat the end of this academic year. This is the end of an era for the school, its past pupils, staff, the FCJ Sisters, and the local area. The Trustees, the FCJ Sisters, and the Board of Management are keen to mark the contribution of Ard Scoil Mhuire to the education and lives of generations of students, near and far, since 1856.

The board has set up a committee, made up initially of representatives of the trustees, the board of management, staff and parents, with plans to invite past students and other interested parties to participate in the planning and organisation of a range of activities to mark the remarkable contribution of the school over its many years.

Activities will include a major ceremonial closure event, including liturgy, music and an open day when past pupils, staff and the local community can take a trip down memory lane to view old enrolment records, school books, photographs and other mementos which will be on display in the school.

The Board of Management, supported by the FCJ Sisters, have allocated a budget to meet the costs of the ceremonial events. The chairman of the Board of Management, Frank Smith, thanked those who have volunteered to join the committee, and promised the full support of the board.

It is expected that the first meeting of the committee will take place before the end of September.