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A school that built a community

Over the past 20 years, the Burren Sonas Kindergarten in Kilfenora has provided an invaluable childcare service for the people of North Clare. At the same time however, the facility has been at the centre of building a new community in the village, bringing locals and ‘blow-ins’ together, creating friendships, amongst the adults as well as the children. On Saturday, June 15, the kindergarten will celebrate 20 years in operation with a special event at the Kilfenora Hall. The event will mark the rich history of the Burren Sonas Kindergarten, and hopes are high that a large number of former pupils and their families will attend on the day. Over the past two decades, no one has been more synonymous with the facility than Deirdre Riffle. While she was not one of the original group of parents who first conceived of the kindergarten, she was an early and enthusiastic volunteer. She has been involved in the kindergarten in various capacities …

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