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Student Council 'Fun for Run'

Student Council 'Fun for Run'

The Student Council's main initiative of the year, took place on Thursday 24 May. It was a “Fun for Run” fundraising event for Focus Ireland and St. Seachnall's National School....

French Library's Morning Screening

French Library's Morning Screening

Discover a wide selection of short films for the whole family at the French Library's Morning Screening on Saturday 16 June from 11am-12.30pm in the Alliance française. The films will include adaptations of...

Festa della Repubblica - Italian National day - 2 June

Festa della Repubblica - Italian National day - 2 June

Festa della Repubblica is the Italian National Day. It is celebrated on 2 June each year. The day commemorates the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage in 1946, in which the...

Europe Day and Art Competition 2018

Europe Day and Art Competition 2018

  Since the primary school was closed on the 9th of May, we celebrated Europe Day on Friday, 18th of May. It was another great event with some important guests....

School Tour 2018

School Tour 2018

The best part of the school year has come again and on Thursday, 26th of April both primary and secondary students went on their well-deserved school tour. This year, we...

La Fête de la Bretagne 2018

La Fête de la Bretagne 2018

Immerse yourself in the French culture and come and celebrate Brittany Day. Fest Noz takes place on Saturday 26th May 2018 at The Cobblestone in Smithfield, Dublin 7. Celebrate Breton...

Greek National Holiday - 25 March

Greek National Holiday - 25 March

National holiday celebrated annually in Greece on March 25, commemorating the start of the War of Greek Independence in 1821. It coincides with the Greek Orthodox Church’s celebration of the...

Hungarian National Holiday - 15t March (in memory of the 1848–49 Revolution and War of Independence)

Hungarian National Holiday - 15t March (in memory of the 1848–49 Revolution and War of Independence)

The Hungarian Revolution of 1848–49 (Hungarian: 1848–49-es forradalom és szabadságharc, "1848–49 Revolution and War") was one of the many EuropeanRevolutions of 1848 and closely linked to other revolutions of 1848...

St. Patrick's Day - Lá Fhéile Pádraig

St. Patrick's Day - Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March,...

Mother's Day - 11 March 2018

Mother's Day - 11 March 2018

Mother's Day is celebrated all around the world. It seems to be a universal thing that cultures put a day aside each year to celebrate the act of motherhood. However...

Mother's Day - 11 March 2018

Mother's Day is celebrated all around the world. It seems to be a universal thing that cultures put a day aside each year to celebrate the act of motherhood. However not everywhere celebrates Mother's Day on the same day. Most European countries will celebrate Mother's Day this sunday. Are you one of them?

In Ireland and the UK, Mother's Day is always on the fourth Sunday of Lent. In the USA and other countries, it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. 

The earliest Mother's Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring festivities of ancient Greece, in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. In Rome, the most significant Mother's Day festival was dedicated to the worship of Cybele, another mother goddess. Ceremonies in her honor began some 250 years before Christ was born. This Roman religious celebration, known as Hilaria, lasted for three days - from March 15 to 18.

As Christianity spread throughout Europe, Mother's Day celebrations were held on the fourth Sunday in Lent and they were adapted to honor the Virgin Mary and also the "Mother Church." Custom began to dictate that a person visit the church of his/her baptism on this day and people attended the mother church of their parish, laden with offerings. Eventually, the custom of making donations to one’s Mother Church expanded to include honoring one’s own mother.

 

Mother’s Maintenance Manual

Many of us take better care of our cars then we do our mothers and yet we only expect our cars to last 5 or 6 years, but we expect our mothers to last for a lifetime. May be we need a maintenance manual for mothers so we would know how to take care of them at least as well as we do our automobiles. Here are some items that might be included in such a manual.

Engine: A mother's engine is one of the most dependable kinds you can find. She can reach top speed from a prone position at a single cry from a sleeping child. But regular breaks are needed to keep up that peak performance. Mothers need a hot bath and a nap every 100 miles, a baby-sitter and a night out every 1,000 miles, and a live in baby-sitter with a one week vacation every 10,000 miles.

•Battery: Mother's batteries should be recharged regularly. Handmade items, notes, unexpected hugs and kisses, and frequent "I love you's" will do very well for a recharge.

•Carburetor: When a mother's carburetor floods it should be treated immediately with Kleenex and a soft shoulder.

•Brakes: See that she uses her brakes to slow down often and come to a full stop occasionally. (A squeaking sound indicates a need for a rest.)

•Fuel: Most mothers can run indefinitely on coffee, left overs and salads, but an occasional dinner for two at a nice restaurant will really add to her efficiency.

•Chassis: Mothers run best when their bodies are properly maintained. Regular exercise should be encouraged and provided for as necessary. A change in hairdo or makeup in spring and fall are also helpful.

Tune-ups: Mother need regular tune-ups. Compliments are both the cheapest and most effective way to keep a mother purring contentedly.

If these instructions are followed consistently, this fantastic creation and gift from God, that we call MOTHER should last a lifetime and give good service and constant love to those who need her most. and to all irish mothers, wherever you are: lá mháthair shona dhuit - God bless you on Mother's Day.

Taken from: Mothering Sunday in Old Irelandby Bridget Haggerty

 

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