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Committee Jan 2018

Parents Association

Parents Association Committee


The new committee was formed on 17th January in the presence of an independent facilitator as follows:

Chairperson: Róisín McEniry
Róisín is married to Eric Morgan. They have two girls in Scoil Mhuire. Saoirse is in 1st Class and Juno in Junior Infants. Róisín is from Mountmellick and Eric hails from Wales.

Secretary: Maura Hutchinson
Maura is a Primary School teacher and is a native of County Limerick. She is married to Aubrey who is from Abbeyleix. They have two girls. Lily is in Senior Infants and Lucy will be beginning in Scoil Mhuire in September.

Committee Members:

Isobel McAuliffe
Originally from Mayo, Isobel is married to Abbeyleix man Pat (Paddy) McAuliffe. They have two children - Áine aged 6 is in Senior Infants & Sadhbh is 3.

Adrian Jones
Adrian is married to Liza. They have been living in Abbeyleix for 7 years. They have three sons, Adam, Daniel & Stephen attending Scoil Mhuire going from Senior Infants to Sixth Class.

Pamela Bradley
Pamela is married to Conal Bradley. She is from Abbeyleix living on the Carlow Road and is the owner of Ego Boost Hair Salon. They have a daughter Roisín aged 9 in 3rd Class and a son Conal aged 7 in 1st Class.

Andrew Gannon
Andrew and his partner Karen have three children, Kirsten aged 7 is in 1st Class, April aged 4 will be starting school in September and Thomas aged 13 is in his first year in Heywood Secondary School.

Chris Prendergast
Chris is married to Cian Prendergast who is from Abbeyleix. Chris is originally from Greater Manchester. They have three boys, Eoghan in 5th Class, Caelan in 2nd Class & Tadhg in Senior Infants.

Niamh Farrell
Niamh is married to Matthew. They have three children in school. Sophie is in Senior Infants, Matthew is in 3rd Class & Adam is in 6th Class.

Orla Maher
Orla is married to Dermot Claffey and their children are Louis in 4th Class and Faye in 2nd Class. Orla is the Parents nominee on the Board of Management.

Siobhán Powell
Siobhán is married to Anthony (Tony) Powell. He is from London and Siobhán is from Dublin. They live on the Rathmoyle Road. They have one child, Ethan who is 9. Ethan is in 2nd Class in Naomh Bríd ASD unit. Tony is a stay at home dad & Ethan's full time carer and Siobhán works as a Community Services manager in Kilkenny.

Ciara Noone
Ciara is married to Seán. She is from Meath and Seán is from Mayo. They have three children in the school - Liam in Junior Infants, Aisling in 1st Class & Cathal in 3rd Class. She is looking forward to helping out over the coming months.

Joanne Gilnagh
Joanne is a past pupil of Scoil Mhuire. She has three children in the school. Leah in 6th Class, Evan in 4th & Lara in 1st Class.

The committee is committed to making our children's school days as fulfilling and enjoyable as possible. We would love to see more faces at the committee meetings so please feel free to join us at any time. If you can't commit to attending meetings but would be free to help out at events from time to time please let one of the committee members know. We would be very grateful for the help. Also, if there is anything you would like discussed at the PA meetings, feel free to attend the meeting or ask a member to bring it up on your behalf.


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