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Ennistymon Community Hospital receives Christmas presents from local children

RESIDENTS in Ennistymon Community Hospital have received some early Christmas presents thanks to the work of students from a local national school. Last Friday, children from Ennistymon National School delivered gifts to 17 residents in Ennistymon Community Hospital, much to their delight. Director of nursing, Orla Hickey told the Clare Champion Ennistymon National School approached us to donate presents to the residents because they couldn’t do their Shoebox Appeal. “It was lovely that so many people thought of the residents,” she said. She said residents were quite busy during the lockdowns bird watching, painting stones for the Sea Wall Art Project at Clahanes and gardening. Holly McMahon, a Fourth Class student in Ennistymon National School, said the pupils made Christmas cards, crafts and decorations to wish residents a happy Christmas. Holly said the cards contained a special message wishing all the patients a safe Christmas and New Year. Other gifts that were donated from parents included hairbands, rosary beads and books. …

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