ST. KILIAN’S (BRAY)

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FR. PAT POWER

By now, most peo­ple know that St. Kilian’s Com­mu­nity School has re­cently said farewell to Fr. Pat Power, who is tak­ing up a new ap­point­ment in Bel­gium.

Fr. Pat was Chap­lain at St. Kilian’s for over twenty years, and, dur­ing that time, was a hugely pop­u­lar chap­lain, teacher, col­league and friend.

A re­tire­ment/farewell din­ner dance will take place at the Royal Ho­tel in Bray on Oc­to­ber 10th. All past pupils of St. Kilian’s are wel­come along, to say their good­byes to Fr. Pat, to meet up with old friends and to rem­i­nisce about their school­days in Bal­ly­waltrim.

Ad­mis­sion to the func­tion will be by ticket only. Tick­ets will be avail­able from Mon­day Septem­ber 15th from John Mur­phy at the school. Of­fers of help in net­work­ing with past pupils will be ex­tremely wel­come. Any queries can be di­rected to (01)2828126 or good­bye­fr­pat@gmail.com.

WEL­COME BACK

A huge wel­come back to all our stu­dents and staff. In par­tic­u­lar we ex­tend a very warm wel­come to all our new first years and other new stu­dents to our school. At the same time we wish the very best of luck to all our re­cently de­parted sixth years who cel­e­brated in style at their re­cent Deb’s ball. Our school year opened with the open­ing year mass which was cel­e­brated by Br. Richard OFM who came out to us from Church Street. Br. Richard will be work­ing closely with many of our stu­dents in the up­com­ing year in the form of re­treats and other re­li­gious ac­tiv­i­ties. Our con­grat­u­la­tions go to Mr. Pur­cell who has re­cently been ap­pointed as school Chap­lin. WE wish Mr. Pur­cell ev­ery suc­cess in this new ven­ture.

VISIT TO MOUN­TJOY

Fri­day last saw class Q in third year go on a very in­for­ma­tive trip to Mount joy Jail as part of their CSPE project. The class found the visit to be ex­tremely in­for­ma­tive as well as fore­bod­ing. The stu­dents were given a tour of the jail and were led on this tour by one of the prison guards. The stu­dents were shown around D wing and were shown the in­side of a cell. There was a very in­for­ma­tive talk on the prison statis­tics and the stu­dents learnt a lot about the Ir­ish ju­di­cial sys­tem. The class is­now looking for­ward to writ­ing up their action projects. Many thanks to Mr. J. Kelly for or­gan­is­ing the trip.

Lisa Be­han from Croghan Heights in Ark­low and Ian Hayes from Mon­ageer, Co. Wex­ford (for­merly from Maynooth) were mar­ried on Fri­day Au­gust 8 in Castle­town Church. A re­cep­tion at the Am­ber Springs Ho­tel in Gorey fol­lowed for 180 fam­ily mem­bers and close friends, with guests trav­el­ling from Aus­tralia, Canada, the USA, the UK, and from places all over Ire­land, in­clud­ing Mon­aghan, Car­low, Gal­way, Mullingar - and of course Ark­low! The happy cou­ple hon­ey­mooned in Canada and the USA.

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