Rachel Allen to cook up a storm for Limerick school’s building project

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

Pupils of the national school with principal, Sandra ODwyer. Back row: Kara Hayes, Daire OConnor, Eoin Power, Jessie OSullivan. Front: Saoirse Lee Barrett, Kate ODwyer, Luke Birrane and Alannah Curtin
RACHEL Allen and Barna National School have a recipe for success in the Limerick Strand Hotel on Thursday, November 12.

RACHEL Allen and Barna National School have a recipe for success in the Limerick Strand Hotel on Thursday, November 12.

The parents council of the Pallasgreen school have secured the services of the celebrity chef, who is currently appearing on television with a new series called Rachel’s Coastal Cooking.

The cookery demonstration from 8pm to 10pm will be preceded by a mulled wine reception at 6.30pm.

Principal of Barna National School, Sandra O’Dwyer said it promises to be a very entertaining evening with lots of old favourites and delicious new recipes.

“We are all very aware these days of the importance of eating healthy nutritional meals. I’m sure on the night Rachel will give us many wonderful tips and practical ideas for making delicious wholesome dinners and lunches which the whole family can enjoy and share,” said Ms O’Dwyer. All the proceeds will go towards a building project.

The school was built in 1929 and has a strong tradition of academic, extra-curricular and sporting achievement, said the principal.

“In the past, prefabs were used to accommodate the growing numbers of pupils. Today, these prefabs are being replaced with a large extension consisting of a new mainstream classroom, resource room, learning support room,staff room and office.

“The original 1929 building is also undergoing a complete renovation and on completion next spring.

“It will be like a brand new school, much to the anticipation of pupils, staff and school community,” said Ms O’Dwyer.

Tickets are selling fast at €25 each and are available from Anne at 083 4744997 or email barnansbuildingproject@gmail.com. “The response so far has been extremely positive and many thanks to ticket-sellers and to the parents, staff and the local community, who have been very supportive towards this important school fundraising event,” said Ms O’Dwyer. Everyone who attends will receive a free recipe booklet and be in with a chance of taking home excellent prizes from a raffle.