Pope Francis Tree Planting Ceremony
Friary Grounds March 2013
Tree Planting Ceremony in Honour of Pope Francis
On Friday March 15th 2013, the pupils from sixth class took part in a tree planting ceremony in The Friary grounds. Before we began, local horticulturist, Margie Phillips visited the class to give a talk on native Irish trees. The class examined the various species of trees common in our locality. Following on from this we went on a nature walk in the Friary grounds where we looked at the trees and measured the circumference of several of them which gave us an idea of their age. We then went to plant our own tree. Before planting our tree, the class participated in a prayer service and planted our tree to mark the inauguration of Pope Francis as our new Pope. Thanks to Fr. Stephen Farragher, Margie Phillips for their help on the day.