Home » Regional » Ennis » Holy Family School 50 years on
Sophie Ahern,5th class, leads out the pupils to retrace the Sisters of Mercy's walk from 50 years ago down O'Connell Street in Ennis. Photograph by Arthur Ellis.

Holy Family School 50 years on

Holy Family junior and senior  pupils retrace the Sisters of Mercy. Photograph by Arthur Ellis.
Holy Family junior and senior pupils retrace the Sisters of Mercy.

It is 50 years to the day (Wednesday, January 7) that the Sisters of Mercy walked all their pupils from the old school at Temple Gate in Ennis to their new convent school, the Holy Family School on Station Road.

To mark this occasion, all children and staff of Holy Family junior and senior schools retraced the steps of this walk this morning (Wednesday). They gathered at the Temple Gate Plaza to make the proud march up O’Connell Street.

Heavy rain did not deter the pupils, teachers and parents from publicly marking this important milestone, which  greatly improved the standard of educational facilities in Ennis.

The Holy Family School is also an iconic building in Ennis town.

Sr Madeline (left) who did the walk 50 years ago and school secretary, Lucy Finn Photograph by Arthur Ellis.
Sr Madeline (left) who did the walk 50 years ago and school secretary, Lucy Finn. Photographs by Arthur Ellis.
Past pupil, Michael Guilfoyle with pupils, Dew King, Nikita Killow and Weronika Kaminska Photograph by  Arthur Ellis.
Past pupil, Michael Guilfoyle with pupils, Dew King, Nikita Killow and Weronika Kaminska.

About Austin Hobbs

Check Also

Contractor withdraws from Ennis flood relief scheme

AN €8.6 million flood relief scheme that will protect more than 120 homes, along with …