On Monday October 5th staff and students of Coláiste na Trócaire, Rathkeale, Co. Limerick welcomed students from the Adam-Müller Schule in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany together with their teacher Michael Germann. Mr Germann and language teacher Niamh Quaid established a school partnership three years ago based on the historical links between the two areas. They were welcomed by mayor Liam Galvin and were treated to traditional Irish music by Coláiste na Trócaire musicians on arrival.
The Irish and German students visited the Palatine museum in Rathkeale and were given an insight in to the historical links between their countries from the chairperson of the Irish Palatine Association, Mr. Austin Bovenizer. The visitors experienced Irish school life and continued their Irish tour visiting, among others, counties Dublin, Wicklow and Clare.
The students and teachers are looking forward to maintaining and developing cultural and educational links between their schools in the future
MAIN IMAGE: L-R: School principal, Kevin Cusack, Language teacher, Niamh Quaid, students Matthew Cronin, Jessica Fuchs, Marie-Christine Oldenburger, Mayor Liam Galvin, English teacher Michael Germann and students Holly O’Connell and Amy Kerins