Celebrating 90 Years

Celebrating 90 Years
Friday 11th December 2020

On Friday 11th December we celebrated our 90th Year. All students received a bookmark (designed by Mollie Galligan & Chloe Caudilla), a school pen and an ice cream. For this special occasion three trees were planting at the front of the school.

The first tree was the rowan tree. In Celtic mythology the rowan is known as the Tree of Life and symbolises wisdom and protection. The rowan was planted by Eddie Fynes (Loreto Education Trust) in acknowledgment of the Loreto sisters who founded the college in 1930.

Two silver birch were planted representing the school community and the wider community. The silver birch is sacred and symbolises new beginnings and protection. The first silver birch was planted by Cliona Hyland & Siobhan Creamer (teaching staff members). The second silver birch was planted by Katie Leddy (member of the Head Girl Team) with Ruby Tully and Tamsin O’Reilly (1st Year Students).

Edel Morrison and Antoinette Burke Board members were in attendance. It was noted by Padriag Kellegher (Chariperson of the BOM) that all of those in attendance at the tree plating ceremony had a connection to the school representing our links to the wider community.

Ms Aisling Murtagh - English teacher, past pupil, mother of past pupil and poet read her poem entitled Loreto Seasons (click here).

Caoimhe Sexton spoke on behalf of the Head Girl team and the school community and acknowledged the student commitment to ensure that the Loreto ethos lives on.

Angela McGarvey, principal, acknowledged Finola McEvoy (teaching staff member) for her planning and coordination the days events.