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French ambassador visits Clare

The French Ambassador, Jean Pierre Thebault today (Monday) made a courtesy visit to Aras Contae an Chlair where the potential for ongoing engagement between County Clare and France was discussed. The Ambassador undertook to visit the county again in the near future for a more detailed discussion on the tourism, food and hospitality sectors in particular. He also expressed a keen interest in engaging in relation to Shannon International Airport and exploring the potential for further links with France. The Ambassador also visited Kilmaley National School in response to a message of condolence sent to him following the terrorist attack in Paris in which 129 people died. The puplis noted that this represented almost the same number on the roll in their school.  

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French ambassador visits Kilmaley NS

FRENCH Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Jean-Pierre Thébault, will visit Kilmaley National School on Monday morning to pay tribute to the school’s 127 pupils for their butterfly condolence card sent to the French embassy, following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. School principal Leonard McNamara told The Clare Champion the children wanted to somehow extend the hand of friendship to the French people following the attacks, in which 129 people died. “We have roughly the same number of children in the school as the number of people that were murdered in Paris. The children each created their own butterfly to represent each person who died in the tragedy. We made a large card, depicting the map of France,” Mr McNamara explained. “The children represented France in the French colours in crepe paper, like a large butterfly, with the River Seine coming out from the butterfly. The children had all of the other butterflies mounted onto the card. It was as if you …

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