ST. KILIAN’S (BRAY)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.