Greetings to Ms. King's Fourth Grade, at Head O'Meadow School, Newtown Ct. USA from the Fifth & Sixth class pupils
of Effin N.S. We thank you for your Friendship Banner. Click here to visit our
webpage and photo gallery of the recent visit of Ms. King to our school.
Staker Wallis was hanged in Kilfinane, Co. Limerick in 1798. He is well remembered in his native district and
the story of his fate is well known. But further afield he is little known of, except by traditional pipers
and violinists, andly lamenting air "The Death of Staker Wallis." Read more about the life of Staker Wallace
Effin is part in the Barony if Coshma and part in the Barony of Coshlea. Coshma (by the Maigue) and Coshlea
( by the Mountain) indicates fertile land bounded by the Ballyhoura Hills. Read more about the parish of
The School Crest
We have a new Crest for our school now. It has been specially designed for our school. Mr. Karl Leahy
of Club Crest, Shannon, put a lot of work into this crest. The teachers gave him certain guidelines. He
did a splendid job for us. The crest is specially stitched onto your uniform.
What's on our school Crest?
There are two parts to the crest -the Shield and the Banner. Both are enclosed with a red border.
This represents our handiwork. There are six different items within the Shield. At the base we
have depicted the beautiful view from the rear of the school, namely, The Ballyhoura Hills. These
are the highest hills in Ireland! They represent nature. Above these we have two scholastic items;
a book and a quill. The book is opened to indicate learning. On it are written the first and last
letter of the Greek Alphabet, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. In bygone days people wrote
with a quill. Eimhín, the name of our parish and school, is at the top of the shield. Our parish is
named after Naomh Eimhín, and we decided to use "Eimhín" in our crest rather than the more recent "Eifinn.
Our school was opened in 1940. We have no records to indicate when the old school opened. The navy blue
background indicates the colour of our uniform. The Banner bears the name of our school. It is written in gold.
Tá armas nua ag ár scoil anois. Líníodh é go speisialta d'ár scoil. Chuir an t-Uasal Carúil Ó Laocha,
ó 'Club Crest' na Sionna, raidhse oibre i bpleanáil an armais seo. Thug na múinteoirí treoirlínte áirithe
dó. Rinne sé job iontach dúinn. Tá an t-armas snaidhmthe ar do chulaith scoile.
Cad tá ar an Armas?
Tá dhá chuid san armas; An Sciath Armais agus an Bratach Meirge. Táid araon taobh istigh de theorainn dearg.
Léiríonn sé seo lorg ár lámha. Tá sé mhír difriúil sa Sciath. Sa bhonn tá Sléibhte Abhrait, radharc álainn
amach ó chúl na scoile. Siad seo na sléibhte is airde in Éirinn. Samhlaíonn said seo an nádúr. Taobh thuas
de na sléibhte tá dhá airteagal an léinn; leabhar agus cleite. Tá an leabhar ar oscailt ag léiriú an fhoghlaim.
Tá dhá litir ón aibítir ngréagach; Alpha agus Omega. Siad san an chéad litir is an litir deireanach san aibítir
sin. Cialaíonn said 'an tús is an críoch'. San t-seanreacht, scríobh daoine le cleite gé. Ar mhullach an scíth,
tá ainm an pharóiste is na scoile, Eimhín. Thug Naomh Eimhín a ainm don pharóiste agus shochraíomar 'Eimhín'
a úsáid in ionad an litriú nua-aimsire 'Eifinn'. Is sa bhliain 1940 a d'oscail ár scoil. Níl cúntas again
cathain a d'oscail an sean-scoil. Cialaíonn dubhghorm an chúlra dath chulaith na scoile. Iompraíonn an Bratach
ainm na scoile. Tá sé scríofa ar ór-dhath.