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20 Jun

Recently in Fourth class we spent quite a bit of time learning about Mt. Everest the World’s highest mountain. While doing so we discovered that a past pupil of the school, Mr. Martin Byrne, was actually the first Offaly man to have climbed to the summit of Mt. Everest, a feat he achieved in 2011. This intrigued us and so we set about writing letters to him and had a little competition to see who would write the best letter which we would then send to him on behalf of our class, asking him to come visit us. Aisling’s letter was chosen, which in turn was hand delivered by Joe and lo and behold a little while later a reply arrived from Martin telling us he would be delighted to come see us and share his experiences with us. Martin will be speaking to 4th, 5th and 6th classes next week. We cant wait to hear his story and hopefully we can tell you all about it here shortly. Watch this space!

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