Saturday, 12 September 2015

Welcome Back After the Summer -- to a New School!

25 November 2013
Please read the Newsletter for Sunday 13th by clicking on the link in the side-bar on the right. We saw the opening of a new school in Saggart this time last year (officially opened and blessed in June of this year) and now, a year later, we will see the opening and blessing of another new school, this time in Newcastle, on Friday 18th, 11 a.m.  Time, then, to update the opening paragraph of Fr Tadhg McCarthy's chapter on 'Education in Newcastle' (in Newcastle Lyons: A Parish of the Pale, 1986):
23 October 2015
23 October 2015

'A feature of Newcastle is that four schools representing different periods stand on the same grounds: the old school at the Church gate opened on 18 April 1825; a two-roomed school which partly replaced it [. . .]; a third when cloakrooms, central heating and a classroom were added to this by Mr Jim Collins, Rathcoole, in 1965, and the new building constructed by Messrs. Creedon, Newmarket, Dublin, in 1976.'

May the young people there and those looking after them have many happy years together in the new St Finian's.

And, working alongside Sean O'Rourke, may our new Parish Pastoral Worker, Breda Carroll, also enjoy many happy years among us.