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.