The Sod is Turned for the New School
First announced on the feast-day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 8 September 2013, the new St Mary's school has started to become a reality on the ground. The site is in the field next to the parochial house. Through its ornate (and locked) gate you caught sight on Sunday morning of the open countryside, making you want to walk out into it sometime. That's not to be now! But let's celebrate new beginnings, as this field is opened up so that a new generation may grow and flourish.
Here is the Newsletter for 9.2.2014.
Driving to Tallaght last Monday the 10th, I tuned in to Joe Duffy's Liveline at around 2.50. A caller was saying that he had worked even longer than the 90-year-old Dublin tailor who had told us on the previous programme that he had worked for seventy years, and was working still! This man had been farming since his childhood years and was farming still at 85. Farming in Saggart . . .
Pat Quinn it was, and his reminiscenes are here Liveline 10.2