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New library for Cullyhanna Primary School

South Armagh MLA Megan Fearon has congratulated the Cullyhanna community on their incredibly successful efforts to raise funds for a new library for St Patrick’s Primary School.

South Armagh MLA Megan Fearon with Education Minister John O'Dowd and St Patrick's PS Principal Paul Quinn in the Cullyhanna school for the opening of its new library on World Book Day

South Armagh MLA Megan Fearon with Education Minister John O’Dowd and St Patrick’s PS Principal Paul Quinn

“The sense of community spirit, of will and determination on display in this area is inspiring and looking around at the new library today I can confirm that all their hard work has definitely paid off,” she said.

“The Parent Teacher Association deserve a huge amount of praise for their efforts here and they could hardly have made a more sound investment.

“Reading is a key way in which children begin to form ideas and really discover who they are. Getting a child interested in books at a young age is a gift that they will have with them for the rest of their lives.

“What we have here is a community not just investing in a building but investing in the future of its young people and it is utterly inspiring.”

Local Councillor Barra Ó Muiri said such initiatives were typical of the creativity and community spirit of the people of the area. “Reading is a richly rewarding activity which cannot be matched by television, computer games or mobile phones,” he said.

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LearnSpark1“This is a fantastic achievement and testament to what can be achieved when a few like minded people get together and decide to make a difference,” he added.

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