PHOTOS: Minister Launches Ardfert NS Cookery Book At Christmas Market

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Minister Brendan Griffin launching the Ardfert NS Cookery Book with Marie O’Connell, Antonia Pierse , Principal Betty Stack, Peg Goggin and young budding chefs at the Ardfert Christmas Markets at Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

ARDFERT village kickstarted its 2019 Christmas Programme with its ‘Christmas Market’ in the Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday.

There were stalls full of Christmas decorations and crafts, Christmas cakes and puddings, and hampers galore.

Santa of course was busy in his Grotto meeting all the children as the Ardfert School Choir sang their hearts out under the  direction of the school’s very musical Steven White.

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The main event though, was the launch of Ardfert National School’s cookery book entitled ‘Ardfert School Loves To Cook’.

Chairperson of the Parents’ Association, Antonia Pierse, was the instigator of the publication and secured sponsorship from Flogas for the printing costs.

The book is filled with favourite recipes gathered from the children themselves. It will give hours of happiness as families try out each others’ recipes.

Minister Brendan Griffin arrived to launch the book and was warmly welcomed by Principal Mrs.Stack who thanked him for coming.

Antonia Pierse spoke and thanked all in the Parents’ Association for their fantastic support with the initiative and the children for their contributions.

She praised Flogas and thanked them for their very generous sponsorship. The Minister then officially launched  the book and congratulated all involved, saying it was a very worthy undertaking.

He told the crowd that it was so important that children get enjoyment out of cooking at a young age. The book is available for purchase at Centra and Ardfert School. €7 / 2 for €12. Scroll down for photos…

Katelyn Moore, TC McCrohan and Patricia Lucid at the Ardfert Christmas Markets at Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Caroline Stack, Donal Stack and Anne Kearney at the Ardfert Christmas Markets at Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Elsa Lawlor, Gemma and Zoe O’Mahony, Eavan O’Connor and Elsie Dowling at the Ardfert Christmas Markets at Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Helena Clifford, Fidelma Dillon, Anne Marie Russell and Antoinette Wiseman at the Ardfert Christmas Markets at Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tara Quirke, Ria Quirke and Chleona Hussey at the Ardfert Christmas Markets at Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Lillian Holmes selling ‘Through Cats Eyes’ at the Ardfert Christmas Markets at Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Ardfert Christmas Markets at Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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The school choir having fun at the Ardfert Christmas Markets at Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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