Updated: 2012-07-02 16:10:23
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By: SligoToday.ie 
First Sligo Pre-School Green Flag Awarded

On Saturday (30 June) the clouds lifted, and the sun shone, as Learn Early Crèche & Montessori School in Keenaghan, Ballymote, Co Sligo proudly raised their first Green Flag.

It was a historic occasion as the créche is the first pre-school establishment in Co Sligo to be
awarded such an international accolade.

There were lots of families and well wishers present to congratulate Claire Barden, the owner/manager of Learn Early, on her recent achievement. It was the first official duty of Sligo County Council's newly elected Leas Cathaoirleach, Dara Mulvey who presided at the official unfurling of the coveted Green Flag.

Also present was Minister of State, John Perry, An Taisce's Imelda Ryan-Jones,
Fr Gregory Hannon PP and Cllr Pat McGrath.

Full article HERE

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Leas Cathaoirleach Dara MulVey with Genevieve Barden and Cllr Pat McGrath
Leas Cathaoirleach Dara MulVey with Genevieve Barden and Cllr Pat McGrath
Sheltering from the light drizzle
Sheltering from the light drizzle
Thomas Walsh and Fr Gregory Hannon PP
Thomas Walsh and Fr Gregory Hannon PP
Owner Claire Barden addresses the attendees
Owner Claire Barden addresses the attendees
Minister John Perry congratulates all connected with the venture
Minister John Perry congratulates all connected with the venture
Fr Gregory Hannon PP blesses the event
Fr Gregory Hannon PP blesses the event
When do we get the bikkies?
When do we get the bikkies?
Cllr Pat McGrath
Cllr Pat McGrath
The gangs all here...nearly!
The gangs all here...nearly!
The Green Flag gets hoisted
The Green Flag gets hoisted
Minister John Perry and Imelda Ryan-Jones from An Taisce
Minister John Perry and Imelda Ryan-Jones from An Taisce
Leas Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara Mulvey with Viola Craig Sligo County Childcare Committee
Leas Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Dara Mulvey with Viola Craig Sligo County Childcare Committee
Happy Days!
Happy Days!