School Aid Romania students from St Patrick's Grammar School Armagh travel to Romania each year with students from Cookstown High School to provide aid.

Operating as usual


Cahir travelled to Brasov with SAR in 2010. Very good article. Well done, Cahir.

Some great advice from past pupil, Cahir Clancy, working in the mental health sphere. #positivity #BeKindToYourself #SPGSAmbassador 💚❤️

Photos from St Patrick's Grammar School Armagh's post 17/05/2021

Photos from St Patrick's Grammar School Armagh's post

Photos from St Patrick's Grammar School Armagh's post 20/04/2021

Photos from St Patrick's Grammar School Armagh's post

Armagh man Wiffen qualifies for Tokyo 20/04/2021

Armagh man Wiffen qualifies for Tokyo

Well done, Daniel. The altitude swimming in Poiana Brasov has paid dividends.

Armagh man Wiffen qualifies for Tokyo Armagh swimmer Daniel Wiffen becomes the first qualifier for the Olympic Games at the Irish trials in Dublin.


Well done.


CONGRATULATIONS! Well done to Seamus Grew pictured here collecting second prize (£100) in the SPGS Parent Group Sweepstake on behalf of his mum, Una Grew.

THANKS to the Grew family for supporting this worthy cause. 💚❤️

Tickets are still available! Email [email protected] for details of how to sign up.

£5 per month to be in with a chance of winning £150, £100 or £50 every month.

#community #gratitude #spgsfamily

Instagram Fotografii 23/03/2021

Instagram Fotografii


Brasov 🇷🇴

📸by @radu_trz

School Aid Romania Keady 2021 Fundraiser, organized by Emer Rafferty 04/02/2021

School Aid Romania Keady 2021 Fundraiser, organized by Emer Rafferty

Hi everyone! This week we have all been reminded of some fabulous times spent out in Romania. It really is a life changing experience not only for our students, but for the many vulnerable people helped by this great charity. In St Patrick's we have always been proud to say that School Aid Romania is very much student led, in terms of money raised and students themselves deciding how fundraising money should be spent. In the absence of students not been able to travel to Romania this year, it is fantastic to see a go fund me page set up by students from Keady, St Patrick's and Cookstown high school. These are students who have witnessed first hand the deprivation experienced by many people in Romania.

Please feel free to donate to this great cause.

School Aid Romania Keady 2021 Fundraiser, organized by Emer Rafferty Fellow pupils and past pupils.... School Aid Romania needs our help! Every … Emer Rafferty needs your support for School Aid Romania Keady 2021 Fundraiser


Posted by Viorel this morning. Let's remember Lucian. 16.08.1995-11.01.2020 21/10/2020

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Well done, Michael. A transgender woman who was attacked in Belfast city centre in what police are treating as a hate crime has told UTV she wouldn’t wish her ordeal on anyone.


Well done, Turlough

This is Turlough Lardner who attended Somebody's Stranger's blood stem cell registration event in Tullysaran in June, 2019.

Turlough's stem cells were found to be a match for someone suffering from a blood cancer and today those stem cells were successfully donated in London. They don't know each other, but somewhere in the world a cancer sufferer's family will be eternally grateful to their stranger. You're a hero, big man! Never forget that.

Without selfless people like Turlough and Martina Campbell who hosted us, this person may not be getting a second chance at life.



Well done, Aidan. Keeping up the SAR tradition.

We are delighted to announce that our Head Prefect for 2020/2021 is Aidan Harney. 🍏🍎

Aidan was elected by his peers and is very well deserving of this position and responsibility. An excellent ambassador for our school community- representing the school in sports, in charitable undertakings and academically.
#InGoodHands #Leadership #Proud


St Patrick's Grammar School Armagh

Our senior student leadership team for 2020/21 will be:

Head Prefect:

Aidan Harney

Deputy Head Prefects:

Aidan Hegarty
Anthony Dimitrov
Eamon Metcalfe
John Donnelly

We are very proud of these young men. Their skills and attributes have been recognised by their peers and staff throughout their time here in St Patrick’s Grammar School. We would like to congratulate the boys, pictured here with Key Stage Head, Mr Coyle, and Principal, Mr Clarke. We offer them every blessing for a successful final year. #FratresInUnum #Ambassadors #Leaders


Cabana SKV Postavarul

Summer in Poiana Braşov.

A venit iarna 😂😂😂🥶


Aeroportul Brașov avansează. Am fost în terminal - CASEBUNE.RO

#AEROPORTBRASOV #AEROPORT # Aeroportul de la Brașov este unul dintre proiectele pe care le urmărim îndeaproape. Un terminal de pasageri de 12 mii de metri pă...


Great work going on in the vegetable garden in Hărman.


Viorel purchased a new television for Harman using SAR funds. The young people there are also in lockdown so the additional TV will make life easier for them. Movement in Braşov is very limited, more so than here. Viorel is allowed to travel to Harman due to his responsibilities there. He visits every second day. The young people in Harman are being very responsible in their approach to the serious situation.


Thinking about friends in the Down Syndrome Centre in Braşov on World Downs Syndrome Day, 21st March.


A little reminder about World Down Syndrome Day tomorrow, Saturday 21st March. Post from last year.

Tomorrow 21st March is World Down Syndrome Day. Thinking about our friends in the Downs Centre in Brasov. Show your support by wearing 2 different socks.


A new copy machine and a new color printer for Sunshine's office paid by School Aid Romania.


Viorel and his team have started the refurbishment of the shop and store in Harman. SAR money well spent.


Items bought today by School Aid Romania for the Mother’s Day party on 8th March in the Downs Syndrome Centre.


At the weekend Ionuit and Gigi assembled the new table that Viorel bought on behalf of Armagh and Cookstown for Casa Irlanda. Bebe and Iulian are supervising.


St Patrick's Grammar School Armagh

Well done to Diarmuid McGurk (13:4) and Shea Dougan-Toal (13:2).

They have both been working with the BFI Film Academy that runs in Armagh, in the AmmA Creative Learning Centre. The Film Academy is set up by the British Film lnstitute and Nl Screen is one of the partners.

They have been working with the BFI for a period of 5 months meeting on a weekly basis and have been involved in masterclasses such as cinematography, sound, producing, and directing.
There is a showcase event in the Market Place Theatre Armagh on Thursday 27th February 2020 at 7.30 p.m. Their short film will be shown as part of this showcase.

#SPGAambassadors #proud ✨🍏🍎


Granny Dacia's wood was cut into smaller pieces today.


The wood that we purchased for the Granny in Dacia has arrived.


Early birthday party in Comana for Ionuit this afternoon. Great way to end the weeks activities. Final meeting and decision time regarding spending. Home tomorrow.


Party for the young people from Comana in Hotel Poiana last night.


Mrs Hogg’s friend, Ionuit, came to see her and was disappointed that she wasn’t there. He had his picture with him. We gave him a SAR coat.


Last week the students from Cookstown and Armagh highlighted the need for board games and jigsaws for Bradet Special Needs School. Roxana and myself purchased them on Sunday and they were delivered on Monday morning. St Patrick’s High School, Keady, paid for them. Viorel and myself also purchased the nappies and baby formula for Comana village, again paid for by Keady. Tremendous cooperation between the different schools.


What a difference a week makes. Last week Poppy was in bed, didn’t recognise us and we thought she was dying.

[02/01/20]   ***Students have all arrived back safe in Armagh***

A fabulous week. These young men are a credit to their school, their family and everyone who donated money or aid. They have worked tirelessly and have left Romania with memories that will last a life time.


Students had a great time meeting the residents of Timish in McDonald’s. Our students served their food and played games with them outside.


Students had a wonderful day meeting residents of Timish in McDonlad’s. Students served their food and played games with them outside.

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Early birthday party in Comana for Ionuit this afternoon. Great way to end the weeks activities. Final meeting and decis...
Party for the young people from Comana in Hotel Poiana last night.
What a difference a week makes. Last week Poppy was in bed, didn’t recognise us and we thought she was dying.
Armagh Cookstown SAR 2020 group beginning their journey home after a very successful week in Romania. 03.20am. Well done...
Packing the food bags for Comana village tomorrow. All organised to perfection by the students. No teacher involvement. ...
Another video from Ionuit's party.
Birthday party for Ionuit in Harman before heading back up to the hotel for the last time.
McDonald's today.
Another birthday party video.
Ionuit's birthday party in Harman. Crazy!




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