The Minister for Education Joe McHugh kindly unveiled a commemorative plaque at Colaiste de hIde’s 25th anniversary. On the day a tree and Lumpers were planted as part of the Committee of the Commemoration of Irish Famine Victims (CCIFV) Lumper Schools Project. The Minister was pleasantly surprised by the presentation of the Lumper Schools Project Booklet and a CCIFV Commemorative pin to remember all those who perished in An Gorta Mor and those exiles who had to leave their homes and homeland during those sad years of The Great Hunger. The Minister was supported by the Principal Deiric Mac an Bhaird, teachers and pupils of Colaiste de hIde on this happy occasion of their 25th birthday.