Picture Gallery: North Mon centenary celebrations begin 

Picture Gallery: North Mon centenary celebrations begin 
2nd class pupils Alex Hickey and Daniel Redmond-O'Callaghan presented portraits of Tomas MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney, by artist Alan Hurley, to Fionnuala MacCurtain, grand-daughter of Tomas and (right rear) Cathal MacSwiney Brugha (grandson of both Terence MacSwiney and Cathal Brugha) with (left) Ellen Dorgan and Colin Daly, Vice Principal, North Mon at the ceremony.at North Monastery Primary School, Fairhill. 
Relatives of Jack Lynch- (niece) Valerie O'Hanlon, Jean O'Hanlon, Sean Coleman and Des Dunne at the ceremony.at North Monastery Primary School, Fairhill. 
Relatives of Jack Lynch- (niece) Valerie O'Hanlon, Jean O'Hanlon, Sean Coleman and Des Dunne at the ceremony.at North Monastery Primary School, Fairhill. 

The official unveiling took place today of a mural at the North Monastery School, Fairhill, dedicated to the memory of Tomas MacCurtain, Terence MacSwiney (his successor as Lord Mayor, and also a past pupil of the school), and other famous alumni, including figures such as former Taoiseach Jack Lynch and all-Ireland winning captain of the Cork hurling team, Tomas Mulcahy. 

2nd class pupils Alex Hickey and Daniel Redmond-O'Callaghan presented portraits of Tomas MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney, by artist Alan Hurley, to Fionnuala MacCurtain, grand-daughter of Tomas and Cathal MacSwiney Brugha (grandson of both Terence MacSwiney and Cathal Brugha).
2nd class pupils Alex Hickey and Daniel Redmond-O'Callaghan presented portraits of Tomas MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney, by artist Alan Hurley, to Fionnuala MacCurtain, grand-daughter of Tomas and Cathal MacSwiney Brugha (grandson of both Terence MacSwiney and Cathal Brugha).

The mural is just the start of a series of events planned this year to celebrate the centenary. 

The centenary programme will involve both primary and secondary students of the North Monastery schools, led by second-levels pupils involved in the History Club. 

Fionnuala MacCurtain, grand-daughter of Tomas and Cathal MacSwiney Brugha (grandson of both Terence MacSwiney and Cathal Brugha) were in attendance, as was Tomas Mulcahy,  relatives of Jack Lynch and artist Alan Hurley.

The mural was officially unveiled by Lord Mayor John Sheehan. 

Group pic includes Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, Fionnuala MacCurtain, grand-daughter of Tomas and Cathal MacSwiney Brugha (grandson of both Terence MacSwiney and Cathal Brugha) and families of those who feature on the wall.
Group pic includes Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, Fionnuala MacCurtain, grand-daughter of Tomas and Cathal MacSwiney Brugha (grandson of both Terence MacSwiney and Cathal Brugha) and families of those who feature on the wall.

Paul McSherry, representing Blizzard, artist Alan Hurley and Tomas Mulcahy in front of the mural at the ceremony.

Paul McSherry, representing Blizzard, artist Alan Hurley and Tomas Mulcahy in front of the mural at the ceremony.
Paul McSherry, representing Blizzard, artist Alan Hurley and Tomas Mulcahy in front of the mural at the ceremony.

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