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WATCH: ‘Keep looking forward’ – Mícheál’s message to Ennistymon students

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IT’S a bit of an understatement to say that this year is unlike any other we have seen before.

Leaving Certificate students around the county should be getting ready for their school graduation, but that’s just simply not possible this year.

CBS Ennistymon is no different from any other school in that they can’t have a graduation ceremony, but it could be argued that they have gotten something even better.

The legend that is Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh recorded a special message for the graduating class of 2020.

The retired commentator has been cocooning in his Co Kildare home since the start of the pandemic.

The message states: “Enjoy every bit of it and keep looking forward. If you keep looking forward, like I heard my grandmother say one time. Rise every morning full of enthusiasm for the day ahead. I think that’s the greatest outlook on life.”

Watch the video here:

Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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