The Junior and Senior Orchestras will be participating in the annual Feis Ceoil Competition on Thursday 26th March 2015 @ 2pm in the RDS.

Payment: If you have not already sent in the permission slip/ bus fee for your child, can you please send it in to Ms O’Leary before Monday 23rd March. We have yet to receive over 60 permission slips/fees and your child will unable to travel to the Feis Ceoil next Thursday without the permission slip being signed. The bus fee is €7 per child and €10 per adult if you intend to travel.

The details of the trip are as follows;

Departure: Buses will leave the school at 8.30am sharp. Your child should be there by 8.15am. Please ensure that your child has their instrument and a packed lunch. Mobile phones and electronic devices are not allowed. If your child suffers from travel sickness, please ensure that they have taken any required medication prior to travelling that morning.

Liffey Valley: As you are aware the trip to the Feis Ceoil has always included a highly anticipated trip to Liffey Valley Shopping Centre before heading to the RDS. Traditionally a number of parents travel with us on the day to help supervise the chidren and enjoy the performances. If you are available to travel, please indicate this on the permission slip. We suggest that children bring a small amount of money for Liffey Valley as they normally buy a meal in McDonalds.

What to Wear: Both orchestras will wear their school uniform, grey trousers/skirt, white polo t-shirt, red orchestra sweatshirt, white knee length socks for girls and black school shoes for all (no runners please). Orchestra sweatshirts will be given to your child at rehearsals next week and will be taken back as they leave the bus when we return to Kilkenny. Can you please ensure that your child’s sweatshirt is clean for Thursday.

Return to Kilkenny: We hope to return to Kilkenny by 4.45pm, however if you wish to check in with us at any stage you can ring the music mobile on 087 7917960