At what was a truly wonderful occasion in University Colege Cork, on Saturday last, Coláiste Chríost Rí played a central role at the Famine Memorial Event.
The event itself was a memorable occasion adorned by great ceremonial as well as an inspirational oration from Uachtarán na hEireann , Micheal D O hUigín.
Following this, the teachers and parents accompanied the students as they made their way to attend their excellent presentation on the Famine , which was duly visited by President O hUigín as well as Professor Patrick O Shea , President of University College Cork, (and past pupil of Coláiste Chríost Rí)
Uachtarán Ó hUigín then presented the school with a signed copy of 'The Atlas of the Irish Famine' (edited by another past pupil John Crowley of the Department of Geography UCC.)
We are immensely proud of the students involved , who at all times on Saturday conducted themselves with a maturity beyond their years.
Our sincere congratulations go also to Mr Seamas Ó Leannacháin and to Mr Barra O Ceallaigh.
The students , pictured here with Uachtarán na hEireann Micheál D O hUigín, as Professor O Shea prepares the presentation, were Ben O Conchúir, Marc Ó Conchúir, Sean Meskell, Seosamh Mac Cafraigh, Luke Ó Éaalaithe and Luke O Donnchú.
It was a truly memorable day - one that will live long in the memory.