A local Shannon company has stepped in with a philanthropic gesture to ensure that children attending Stonehall National School with have a safe play area.

When Diarmaid McMahon, the principal of Stonehall National School  and a well known Clare hurler, sent out an appeal for help to fund a play area at his school, local firm Ei Electronics stepped up to the mark.

Ei has never been found wanting when it comes to funding worthwhile community projects and on this occasion the company undertook to complete the play area which will be used primarily by pupils with special needs and junior infants.

Responding to Diarmaid McMahon’s letter, Mick Guinee, the managing director of Ei Electronics, decided that his company would fund the full cost. The new play area was officially opened on Monday 26th June, by Mick Guinee accompanied by Diarmaid McMahon.

Speaking at the opening, Mick said Ei was delighted to build the play area. He described the gesture as consistent with the company’s philosophy of contributing to the community in which it does business.

A very grateful Diarmaid McMahon thanked Ei for its generosity in building the play area. He said it will be a fantastic facility for the pupils of Stonehall National School for generations to come.