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THE IRISH AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP

Annual Campaign 2008-2009

At Coogue National School, in the village of the same name, 3 miles west of Barnacogue, County Mayo. Juniors, seniors & infants all pose together with local-born Principal Siobhan Geraghty (second from the right at rear) after receiving their first-year Partnership Science Program Expansion Grant of 3,000 for 2008.

For Irish Americans interested in supporting our Heritage, the Partnership is a sound investment in Ireland’s future.


The Irish American Partnership in Ireland and the United States In Ireland SCIENCE TEACHING & RESEARCH PROGRAM 30 RURAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN WESTERN IRELAND—1,500 STUDENTS

A North/South task force of Engineers, Scientists and Educators sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and The Irish Academy of Engineering, in an extensive published study, forcefully claim that Ireland requires at least 100,000 new Engineers and Computer Scientists by the Year 2020 for their economy to remain competitive. The task begins with Science Education—and science education begins in Ireland’s Primary Schools. The Partnership’s Science Education Program will have an impact on all of Ireland’s 3,000 Primary Schools. The Program is designed to build interest in science, focusing upon impressionable young people as they develop. It is one of our most significant programs.

In Northern Ireland

In the United States

NORTHERN IRELAND COMMUNITY GRANTS SELECTED PROJECTS The David Ervine Foundation Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition Integrated Education Fund Linen Hall Library, Belfast

Clonard Monastery, Belfast Project Portadown Trust, Armagh Ulster-American Folk Park, Omagh Greater Shankill Educational Trust Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Brian Cowen, TD at the Partnership’s annual Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Celebration with 300 Members in attendance.

The famous “peace line” separating Catholics and Protestants. The Beechfield Primary School can be seen through the wire fence. Ireland’s Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Dermot Ahern TD, speaking to Partnership Membership in Boston.

Students at Beechfield—the future of East Belfast.

Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward MP, addressed 250 Partnership supporters in Boston.


Reaching children throughout Western Ireland

Principal Tony Fahey (in rear at right), with first-year Partnership Science Grant of 3,000 in hand, welcomed the Partnerships Brian Murray to St. Joseph’s National School (also called Midfield National School) in the rural area of Midfield, County Mayo, with an enthusiastic seniors class.

Principal James Gillespie, back right, with the Partnership’s Brian Murray and his seniors class at Scoil Roisin, in Maghery Village, a few miles down the south seacoast from Dungloe Town, County Donegal. You wouldn’t know it was galing outside!

Taken 25 yards from the ocean shore, looking back on Scoil Naisiunta Mhuire—Belcruit, County Donegal. This represents the typical locale and village demographic of the Primary Schools the Partnership seeks to support.

At Kilconly National School, just outside of the small farmland Village of Kilconly, County Galway, the seniors students have almost blocked off their Principal and teacher Patrick McWalter—in the center right with the red sweater.

In South Kerry, where our Science Program began in 2003, pupils at Filemore National School, Cahersiveen, County Kerry, using their 3rd-year 2,000 Partnership Science Grant to learn first-hand about force and tension with the help of a funded lesson facilitator.

The entire student body at Scoil Naisiunta Sheamais, also called Barnacogue National School, 3 to 4 miles south of Kilkelly, County Mayo. Principal Carmel Sherlock at far right, with two juniors students holding their first-year 3,000 Partnership Science Grant.


Please join us in supporting the Future of our Irish Heritage.

Scoil Roisin, in the village of Maghery outside of Dungloe Town, County Donegal, with the ocean in sight just beyond the telephone pole. The three-room schoolhouse is in quite a tough-weather spot!

OUR WORK IN IRELAND In the past eight years, over 10,000 young Irish have benefited from Irish American Partnership grants to over 200 different Primary Schools and educational institutions in Ireland totaling over $750,000. Your participation and contributions to our library and science enhancement programs help continue this targeted funding in Ireland, North and South. ANTRIM Beechfield PS, E. Belfast Bunscoil Dalriada Edenbrooke PS Harmony PS Holy Cross Girls PS Our Lady of Mercy Girls PS St. Aidan’s C.B. PS St. Bernadette’s PS St. Joseph’s PS, Ahoghill St. Louise’s Comp. College St. Mary’s PS St. Matthew’s PS, Short Strand ARMAGH Annaghmore PS Birches PS St. John the Baptist PS, Portadown CAVAN Crosserlough NS Kilnaleck Mixed NS SN Rosan Corriga St. Michael’s NS CLARE Carron NS Chriost Ri NS Feakle NS Killaloe BNS Lisdoonvarna NS Lissycasey NS Moveen NS Kilkee NS Lahinch Quilty NS Shragh NS SN Aibhistin Naofa SN Colm Cille Inis Diomain St. Joseph’s NS St. Senans NS CORK Ballinspittle NS Cahermore NS

CORK (cont.) Inchigeela NS Inishannon NS Kilcrohane NS, Bantry SC Mhichil Naofa Bantry Scoil Chaitigherin Scoil Na Nog SN Ath na Lionta SN Faill O gCofaigh Ballydesmond

SN Naomh Sheamuis St. Killian’s Special School St. Mark’s BNS St. Brendan’s GNS Togher NS DERRY St. Brigid NS St. Patrick’s PS DONEGAL Ballyheerin NS Belcruit NS Browneknowe NS Dromore NS Glentogher NS Inver NS Keadue NS Meenagowan NS Scoil Chroine, Dungloe Scoil Roisin, Dungloe SN Beal na Cruite SN Olibhear Pluinceid St. Brigid’s PS St. Mary’s NS DOWN St. Joseph’s PS, Killough St. Malachy’s PS, Castlewellan St. Patrick’s PS, Ballynahinch DUBLIN Westland Row CBS FERMANAGH Enniskillen Model PS

GALWAY Barnaderg CS Belmont NS, Milltown Carnageehy NS Claddagh NS Kilconly NS Milltown NS Scoil Mhichil Ballybane Scoil Mhuire Scoil Naomh Iosef SN An Cheathrair Alainn, Inishmore Aran

SN An Eanaigh Cailini SN Ard Carna SN Baile An Leasa SN Caomhain, Inisheer Aran SN Ceathru na Laithigh Tuam SN Doire Ui Bhriain Bailr SN Gort Na Leime SN Inis Meadhoin, Inishmaan Aran SN Eoghaniochta , Inishmore Aran SN Naomh Padraig SN Ronain, Inishmore Aran St. Patrick’s NS Sylane NS KERRY Aghatubrid NS Ballyduff CS Boheshill MXD NS Bouleensheare NS Boy’s NS, Quay Street Cahir NS Caherciveen Convent Schl. Clochar Daingeen NS Coars NS Convent of Mercy NS Cromane NS, Killorglin Dromerin NS Listowel Gap of Dunloe NS Holy Cross College Kenmare Boys NS

KERRY (cont.) Kenmare Convent (St. Clare’s) Kilgarvin NS Killury NS Knockaclarig NS Knockanure NS Lauragh NS Listowel Presentation PS Realt Na Mara NS Scoil an Fhaill Mhor Scoil Bhreanainn Scoil Caitlin Naofa, Dingle Scoil Cillin Liath Scoil Eoin XX111 Scoil Muire Gan Smal Scoil Mhuire na mBraithre Scoil Naomh Michael SN Naomh Mhicil SN an Ghleanna SN Cillin Liath SN Dar Earca SN Muire Gan Smal St. Clare’s NS St. Erc’s NS St. Finian’s NS St. Joseph’s Girls NS Tarbert NS Tulloha NS KILDARE Ballyadams NS St. Carban’s BNS KILKENNY Graig Na Manach Buac NS Scoil Naomh Joseph SN Colmain SN Lisnafunchin LEITRIM Craoibheleithe NS Differeen NS Drumnamore NS

LEITRIM (cont.) Drumshambo NS Fenagh NS Mohill 2 NS Scoil Brid Naofa SN Achadh Mhaolain Garadice SN Beal an Atha Mhoir SN Naomh Brigid LIMERICK Coolcappa NS Feale View NS Martinstown NS Scoil Lile Naofa SN Loch Guir Holy Cross SN Naomh Padraig SN Sheoirse Clancy LONGFORD Killasonna NS Scoil Mhuire Tang NS LOUTH Gaelscoil Dhun Dealgan MAYO Barnacogue NS Carnacon NS Coogue NS Convent of Mercy NS Craggagh NS Crimlin NS Drumgallagh NS Gaelscoil Uileog de Burca Glenisland NS Gortjordan NS Jesus NS Kilkelly NS Kiltimagh CS Kinaffe NS Midfield NS Murrisk NS Neale NS

MAYO (cont.) Robeen Central NS SN Coill a tSidheain SN Croiiosa SN Druim Slaod SN Lainn Cille SN Thola St. Anthony’s Special Schl. St. Dympna’s NS St. John’s NS Claremorris St. Joseph’s NS St. Mary’s NS MEATH St. Patrick’s NS ROSCOMMON SN Lasair Naofa SN Padraig Naofa Sooey NS SLIGO Castlerock NS Cloonacool NS Coolbock NS GaelscoilChnoc na Re Moylough NS SN Naithi Naofa Achonry Stokane NS Enniscrone TIPPERARY SN Na Hinse Thurles St. Mary’s NS TYRONE Drumglass HS Eglish PS St. Joseph’s HS St. Mary’s PS WATERFORD Kill NS Portlaw NS Scoil Naomh Gobnait St. Saviours NS

NS: National School, SN: Scoil Naisiunta (Irish for National School), PS: Primary School, CS: Central School, HS: High School

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Science 2008-09