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Sr Margaret Mary leaves ‘second home’

Sr Margaret Mary Jordan left Lisdoonvarna after 64 years of active ministry and service. She retired to her native Mayo on Thursday, April 25.  Sr Margaret Mary was present when the secondary school opened its doors to students for the first time in September 1949.In 1955 Sister Evangelist encouraged Sr Margaret Mary to get a qualification in speech and drama. Each Friday from September to Christmas she travelled to Limerick and ended up passing her Senior Advanced by the end of December of the same year. In June 1956 she was awarded her Diploma in Speech and Drama from the London College. She continues to prepare and enter students for examination with the Leinster School of Music and Drama. This year she had 12 students from Grade 9 to Grade 4 all honour students. In 1990, at the age of 66, she formally retired from the teaching staff of Mary Immaculate. In the past 23 years, since her retirement, there …

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