The signs were there that this would be a very good evening… the ever-popular annual St Patrick’s Table Quiz, in The Horse & Hound, with Ciara Kelly as Quiz Master for the evening...!
And, as predicted, it was a great night with lots of amazing prizes and creative ways of winning!!! You could earn a spot prize by singing the line of a song, being the first person to the front with 3 different shoes, or the first man to the front in a woman's coat! There was lots of fun and laughter, and even reports of rugby-style tackles to get the best spot prizes!!! The 'big' prizes included a year's membership to mark the relaunch of the 300 CLUB, a tour of The Vikings set, a beautiful Wordbird framed print, Newbridge candle sticks, a Waterford crystal picture frame, delicious bubbly, chocolates and much more.
A new twist this year was the addition of ‘Trump stickers’… You could buy these stickers and double the points in one of the rounds. These proved very popular, and indeed the tables who won first and second place used these stickers to their advantage!!
The event raised over €1000, which will be used towards the development of the school’s playground & outdoor spaces.
The Table Quiz is always a popular event but it requires a lot of help with planning, as well as on the night. This year’s event was run by parents of 1st Class, led by Caroline, Valerie and Helen – so 'Thank you' to them for doing such a fantastic job! Thank you also to all at the Horse and Hound; to Ciara, our super Quiz Master; and most importantly to all who joined in to make the evening such a success!
Look out for the studious faces below, as the teams pondered those tricky questions: