Scoil Mhuire preparing for Christmas Carol Recital

Scoil Mhuire preparing for Christmas Carol Recital


The pupils and staff of Scoil Mhuire in Ennistymon are preparing for their Christmas Carol Recital which will take place on December 3rd in St. Michael’s Church.

The concert is a quintessentially Christmas thing to do in Ennistymon and nothing will evoke the spirit of Christmas more. It just transports you to another world.

This year the school continues its tradition of presenting its festive Carol Recital on December 3rd at 8pm and if you are in the mood for a rousing, invigorating but also deeply religious celebration, this is just for you.

Conducted by the accomplished Ms Patricia Dooley ,the school choir will sing a mixture of traditional, contemporary, classical and semi-classical carols. As in previous years, the evening’s event will be varied.

Solo artists will include past pupils Amy Conneely, Edel Vaughan, Therese McInerney, Katie O’Donohue and Aisling O’Connell while Second Year student Emily Keane will sing with her father Brendan and Third Year student Saoirse McCarthy will delight the audience with the beautiful Whitney Houston Christmas song ‘Who Would Imagine a King’.

Always an audience favourite, the sublime and haunting ‘O Holy Night’ will be performed by Katie O’Donohue and the beautiful concert favourite by many sopranos ‘Ebben’ will be performed by Amy Conneely.

No matter what style of music a person may choose to enjoy the rest of the year, the traditional Christmas Carol breaks through the musical preferences and barriers, to be universally recognised as the most beloved music of all people, of all times.

This concert always has a mystical quality about it. Lit with mellow candles, the church wears an aura of happiness and takes on its own unique character with a wonderful atmosphere of peace and joy emanating from its walls. Let the students’ beautiful voices herald the festive mood and feel the warmth of the arrival of Christmas in this wonderful atmospheric setting.

This is a concert which generates hope and brings peace and tranquility to young and old alike and continues to resonate beyond the religious to move music lovers of all kinds. Waiting for carols to arrive each year ties into the hope of the season.

Discover what ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ is about and unwrap the precious gift of peace at St. Michael’s Church Ennistymon on Sunday, December 3rd at 8pm. Tickets cost 10 euro and can be purchased at 065-7071224.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.