Limerick kids create a cool calendar

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Bishop Brendan Leahy with Fr Tony O'Riordan, school principal Tiernan O'Neill and sixth class pupils from Corpus Christi NS  whose art work features in the 2014 school calendar at the launch in the school. Picture: Keith Wiseman
MOYROSS students have produced their own calendar depicting special moments they expect to enjoy in 2014.

MOYROSS students have produced their own calendar depicting special moments they expect to enjoy in 2014.

Bishop Brendan Leahy was on hand to launch the calendar at Corpus Christi National School this Monday.

Sixth class children have all contributed to the calendar, drawing pictures which come to mind for each month.

In what hopefully proves to be a correct prediction, Monika Chaddad drew a picture of a sunny day for July, with the signposts pointing to Kilkee and Ballybunion.

Meanwhile, Robyn Kiely captured the essence of a return to school in September, and Jodie Long drew a picture of Corpus Christi church for January.

Jade Ryan’s interpretation of St Patrick was the featured image for March, while Chantelle McCarthy and Vicky Keogh-O’Connor provided the pictures for May and June respectively.

These are the months in which Confirmations and first Holy Communions are most common.

Local parish priest Fr Tony O’Riordan said: “It is one of our little gestures for Limerick City of Culture: to remind people that culture is accessible to everybody. We all create it. And the church and parishes are a big part of the cultural life of a city.”

He said the response to the calendars - which have been distributed free to people in Moyross - has been positive.

“People really like to see the paintings. They are very vibrant, bright and are proving very popular,” he said.

In a ringing endorsement, Bishop Leahy took more than a dozen copies to distribute among his colleagues. To see a copy of the calendar, log onto the parish’s Facebook page.