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50 Years – St Mary’s HF Secondary School, Killester.

Pictured: The first pupil on the roll and a current pupil.

Saint Mary’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Killester, recently celebrated 50 years (1967 – 2017)

First Principal was Sister Mary Lawrence. the current Principal is Ms Evelyn McLoughlin.

Recent celebrations included a ‘Welcome Back’ Evening for past pupils who had the chance to meet former teachers and school friends while having the opportunity to revisit the classrooms. And of course they enjoyed some birthday cake.

The Jubilee Mass was held on Thursday, 21 September 2017 at Saint Brigid’s Church, Killester with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin as chief celebrant. After the celebration, the Archbishop was presented by the pupils with a beautiful painting (created by two staff members Ms Burke and Ms Ryan).  The theme of this work of art was entitled The Journey of Christ. 

Photos include group celebrations and a visit by the Minister for Education John Bruton to the school.

Former teachers Srs. Anne Ryan, Carmel Kehoe and Elizabeth Geale feature in the photos.   

Sr. Marie Dunne is a past pupil of the school (and the only pupil who entered Holy Faith from the school.) In light of this, Marie was asked to carry one of the 5 candles in the entrance procession. Each candle represented a decade of the 50 years.

The name of the first pupil is Mary Burke – a sister of Bernie Burke – Current Principal of Saint Mary’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Glasnevin.

Principal Ms Evelyn Mc Loughlin’s Address click here

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  1. Marion Creely

    I taught here on a one year contract under Principal Sr Hilary. Fantastic woman. I loved every minute of that year 1977-78

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