Newsletter 15 May 2017

PA Clothes Collection                            Last day tomorrow 16th May (drop to bike shed)

Class 3 4 Parent Evening                      Tuesday 16th May 7pm

Class 1 2 School Tour                             Tuesday 23rd May

Class 5 6 Parent Evening                       Tuesday 23rd May 7pm

Class 3 4 Camping Trip                           May 24th & 25th (Wednesday & Thursday)

Class 5 6 Trip                                             May 29th & 30th (Monday & Tuesday)

School Planning Day:                               Thursday 8th June Early Closing @ 12 noon

St. John’s Festival & Pea Fair                 Friday 23rd June

Class 6 Graduation                                   Monday 26th June 7pm

Children’s Festival                                   Tuesday 27th June 1.20pm

Parents’ Festival                                       Wednesday 28th June 1.10pm                                    

Last Day of Summer Term:                    Thursday 29th June School closes @ 12 noon


Verse of the Week                                                  

The light that is streaming through air all around,

Which sparkling and gleaming, now warms the earth’s ground,

Reveals the stars’ handwork where flowers abound.

And, wondrous and radiant, an Angel I see.

He shines with God’s light and he smiles upon me.

It is I! He it is whom I one day will be,

In my heavenly mantle, from darkness set free!

From – In the Light of a Child,  

 Michael Hedley Burton


Maypole Dancing & Pizza Sale                                           

Many thanks to all who came along and enjoyed the Maypole dancing last Friday and to Federico for providing the music. Class 1 / 2 would also like to thank those who helped to make their pizza day so successful. They raised €387.30 which will go towards the cost of their school trip next week.


PA Clothes Collection – Last Day tomorrow

Tomorrow – May 16th–  is the last day to bring all your reuseable clothes, shoes etc in black bin bags to the school. Drop them off in the bike shed up until 2.50pm. Remember-  keep mobile phones and laptops separate to clothes. Please refer to the Lenrec recycling company attachment for full details on what items are accepted or not.

Many thanks.

Any queries contact Noreen 086 3062050 (on behalf of Parents Association)



ALFA Event: Teenwise Today                  

Meeting the passage from 12 to 21 with dynamism and joy.

Explore with deeply experienced educators through panel discussion, keynote speaker, and workshops the wisdom we have at our fingertips to strengthen empowerment, empathy, and a lifelong love of learning.

Nancy Mellon: therapist, international storyteller, and author

Pearse O’Sheil: educator

Sile Prendergast: Steiner maths and science teacher at ALFA

Nell Smyth: Steiner Humanities teacher, teacher trainer, and author

A celebratory day at ALFA Steiner Secondary School

Saturday May 20th 10.00 till 4.30

cost: €40  – includes performance in the evening:

Teen Theatremakers Russian Comedy “1917!”

register: places are limited, book early concessions available




Mountshannon Arts Festival:                                   

This year’s festival will run from 24th May – 5th June

We have a great line up of music, drama, visual art, poetry, dancing, films and workshops.

The brochure is available in local shops – In the meantime, do have a look at the website, where you will find a lot of information already and we are updating it regularly. Of course we are also on Facebook. See links below.

Tickets for some events can be bought online, via the link we have on our website.

In order for the festival to be a success, and to continue and grow into the future, we really do need your support.

As well as coming to some [or all ;-)] of the events, another way to show your support will be to purchase and wear one of our wristbands for the duration of the festival. This will give you entry to all ‘Free’ events, and enter you into the Big Raffle.

Let’s hope the weather will be as beautiful then as it is now….with a few showers in between overnight for us gardeners.

All the best


“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”

Thomas Merton

Mountshannon Arts Festival Committee 2016/2017:-

Annerieke Peek .. 0838120737

Nard Slabbers   .. 0878291940

Peggy Boyle     .. 0852834773

Stephen Powell .. 0879411150

(see attached poster for more information)



Screen Printing on Fabric Course:

Why not join in my next Studio based 2 day course: Screen Printing on Fabric….. Explore your creativity with colour mixing, design and printing, while enjoying the beautiful setting of my farmhouse studio in rural East Clare. (Near Tuamgraney).

May Sat 20th/Sun 21st. 10 a.m – 5 p.m.

Over two days you will be introduced to a variety of techniques, to develop your design and print skills.

No experience required – It’s fun and easy, suitable for all levels and any age.

Min 2 max 6 participants.

Cost €160 including all materials. Light lunch inc.


Nicola Henley 086 3465684 or email:



Toddler funtime:

In Scariff Library – every second Thursday


Tea / coffee provided.

Stories rhymes, song, games, colouring and craft.



Homeopathy & Family Constellations in Ogonnelloe 

I am a registered homeopath and professional Family Constellations facilitator, and the only person in Ireland to have been trained directly by Prof Dr Franz Ruppert, completing the Advanced Training in Multigenerational/Identity Oriented Psychotrauma.

Please contact me for more information or to make an appointment. I see clients in Ogonnelloe and Dublin.

My website is

Daniel Burge IsHom LBSH Registered Homeopath

Call: 086 209 2067

Systemic Homeopathy

Family Constellations Facilitator

Adoption & Identity Trauma Healing

Ogonnelloe, Co. Clare & 13 Pembroke St Lower, Dublin 2


Family Constellations Camp Ireland 2017

The 2nd Annual Family Constellations camp is taking place in County Wicklow this June from the 20th-25th.

Five days of Constellations workshops. Seven professional facilitators. Camping in a beautiful field, hot showers and optional sweat lodges. Plenty of time for healing and rest.


Call : Daniel 086 209 2067


The Village Singers Community Choir           

Welcoming men and women to join our fortnightly singing evenings until the end of June in Castlconnell County Limerick

(30 mins from Tuamgraney)

The choir is led by Tembre and her daughter Amelia, all songs are taught by ear, no experience needed.

Feel free to contact Tembre for more information

Call: 087 783 0282

Wednesday evenings 8 – 9.30 pm. Next session Wed 24th May




Teacher looking to improve English:

I have a friend who is a teacher in Tenerife. She has been learning English for 2 years.  She would like to improve her English staying with a family in Ireland this summer. If you would like someone to help you with childminding, cooking, cleaning, gardening, taking care of an elderly parent or other help, please look at Aránzazu’s attached CV.  She is available 18 July to 20 August.                                       Thanks,  Peggy Boyle


Cottage for rent in Mallorca

Finca (cottage) in Mallorca with small swimming pool, sleeps 6 (+ 2 in independent Casita outside) surrounded by fields but in walking distance to delightful village square, with bank, chemist and shops. 20 minutes by car from the airport and with good bus and train connections all over the island. Two families could go together but be independent.
See  for details, but much lower rates will apply (see the attachment or email Graham <>)


Quaker Meetings

Quaker Meetings (Society of Friends) are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 8pm in Raheen Wood Steiner Secondary ALFA School.

Next Meeting: Tuesday 6th June.

All Welcome

Contact Marian on 086-851 6697


Community Market in East Clare Community Co-Op

Scariff, every Friday from 11am to 4pm. Enjoy fresh organic sourdough bread, (also gf version) made lovingly by Adriana, and healthy sweet and savoury treats by Didi, as well as seasonal garden produce, eggs, foraged edibles, jams, chutneys and other preserves, teas, healing ointments and salves. Learn all about essential oils from Debra. Eat, sit down and have a chat at the Market. Look forward to seeing you all.


FOR SALE:                                                        

Tulla County Clare.                                                Organic Smallholding on 11 acres.        Renovated Stone Cottage                                Large Gardens /Lots of Fruit trees / Polytunnels

Further details from Kath

Tel 00353 65 6835924.   Or full details on ( Tulla property.)


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