|The first School, 1856|
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
We have an important fact for today, 10th January. This is a special day for us because it marks the beginning of St Patrick’s Convent Schools.
The Convent Annals say “On the tenth day of January eighteen hundred and fifty six, Sister Mary Clare Waldron, Sister Mary Ignatius Quinlan, Sister Mary Rose Mullally and Sister Mary Regis Halpin (Novice), religious of the Presentation Order, came from the Motherhouse to establish another house of the Order at Riverhead in this town, under the authority of the Most Reverend Dr Mullock, Bishop of St John’s”. Sr Mary Clare was appointed Superior.
Thus it was that St Patrick’s Convent came into being and generations benefited from the ministrations of the daughters of Nano Nagle.
For 160 years, "Riverhead" was blessed with the presence of the Presentation Sisters. Regrettably, the Sisters left in 2016 but their influence remains. We are sad they are gone but so grateful they came.
Monday, 2 January 2017
We start 2017 off by featuring a class photo of Sr Brendan's Grade 9 Class. The photo is taken from Paula's 1979 Yearbook and, I am happy to say, we have everyone's name!
|Sr Mary Brendan and her Grade 9 Class|
Row 1 (l-r): J Reddigan, C Mercer, M O'Brien, S Pearce, A Reddigan, S Wade, S Sommerton, G Lamkin, Sr M Brendan
Row 2: P Drover, R Angel, L O'Leary, D Carew, P Tucker, C Flynn, K Murphy,
Row 3: K Steele, V Dalton, R Hennessey, L Maher, D O'Toole, C Fitzpatrick, P Dalton, S Francis
Are you in this picture ? If it brings back some memories for you, perhaps you would like to share them. You can do just that by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, Paula, thanks for the loan of your Yearbook. It is a treasure.