With the school celebrating its 20th anniversary, it was considered appropriate that our memorial garden be re-dedicated and blessed. Much renovation work was carried out to include the placement in the garden of two memorial stones, inscribed with the names of those from our school community who have died since the school opened.
On Thursday 28th April, our newly renovated memorial garden was officially blessed and re-dedicated by Fr. Derek Darby P.P. Families and friends of the deceased gathered in prayer with members of school staff, to remember and reflect in the peaceful surrounds of the garden. The liturgy was beautifully enhanced by music provided by our music teacher Eoghan O'Donnell and some of his music students. Afterwards, light refreshments were enjoyed by all. Thanks is due to Angela Daly for providing the catering.
A lot of hard work was carried out by members of staff who gave voluntarily of their time to ensure our garden looked its best on the day. Special mention of thanks must go to Pat Moriarty,
Margaret Maher, Irene Hughes, James McCauley and
The memorial garden is a special place where all the school community, both past and present, can visit. In particular, we welcome the family and friends of those who are remembered in our garden. There is no greater challenge to a school than the death of a student. Whilst we have endeavoured to remember all deceased students of our school over the past 21 years by inscribing their names on the memorial stones, we know that going forward this is not going to be possible to continue. The Board of Management has therefore suggested that an untimely passing of a student while still a member of the school community will be marked in this special place. Should family members of others from our community who have passed away in an untimely manner request to have their loved ones remembered, the Board will also facilitate their wishes.