Scoil Chroí Naofa

Athenry, Co Galway

Telephone: 091-844510

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.scoilchroinaofaathenry.ie

Dear Parents,                                                                 5th November 2014

Our school has a very strong tradition of choral singing. Children take part in many Choral Events during the year. They sing at Morning Assemblies, Masses, Prayer Services, Concerts, etc. The senior classes have always participated in major choral events such as the National Children’s Choir, the Peace Proms Choir and the Hallelujah Choir Festival. This year the three senior classes are participating again in the Hallelujah Choir Festival which will be taking place in the City West Hotel, Dublin. This programme consists of 12,000 children singing a medley of songs with some dance moves over a four day period.


The following young artists are invited to the choral festival which will make it a festival to remember:

  • Seo Linn – an Irish group established in Colaiste Lurgan who have many popular hits in the medium of Irish and can be viewed on youtube.
  • Louis Walsh’s new Boyband called “Hometown” who are tipped to be the next big hit. They are releasing their first single at the end of the month.
  • The exceptional Tabby Callaghan from Sligo, who is described as the Irish rocker and qualified to the final of the X Factor, Series 1.
  • The Billy Barry Children.
  • A female soloist yet to be confirmed.
  • Our host Diana Bunici who co-presents TRTÉ’s Elev8.


Our school will be singing at the concert on Friday, the 5th of December at 7pm. The Parents Council will very kindly finance the buses for the children. Official Hallelujah Choir Festival t-shirts were purchased last year from the Cash for Clobber Collection funds and will be provided to the children. They are also required to wear dark trousers or dark skirts and a Santa hat.


The following is the itinerary for the event:

11.30am:                       Bus departs school

2pm:                             Children are seated at the venue

3.00 – 5.00pm:             Rehearsal

5.00 – 5.45pm:             Break

5.45pm:                        Children seated at venue

6 – 7pm:                        Doors open for audience

7 – 9pm:                        Concert


The school will book tickets through the Hallelujah Choir Festival office on Wednesday, 12th of November. After this deadline date, you will have to book your own tickets through their ticket agent group www.ticketgroup.ie. We are strongly advised to book as soon as possible in order to place our parents with the best possible view of our children. The concert sells out very quickly and all the best seats go first. Tickets cost €25 before November 12th, after which a booking charge of €1.50 may apply. There are no concessions for children. If you wish to order a ticket, please sign below and forward money to the school by Tuesday, the 11th of November.  If there is enough interest we will book a bus for family members. Please indicate below if you wish us to book places on a bus. We will inform you at a later date the cost of the bus.

Yours sincerely ___________________________Teresa Neylon Principal




I wish to book __________ticket/s. Enclosed is the amount of €______________.


I wish to book __________place/s on bus.


Signed: ____________________ Parent/Guardian

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