Trip to Joigny 2018

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Thursday 3rd May to Sunday 6th May 2018 


Thursday: Meet Dublin Airport 8am. Travel to Charles de Gaulle. Coach transfer to Joigny (2hrs). Accommodation and full board in Joigny. 

Thurs - Sunday: Time of Reflection in Joigny under the guidance of our Spiritual Director, Sr. Doreen Boland.  Many places in Joigny frequented by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat will be visited including the Church, Town and Vineyards.  Plenty of free time will be available. 

Sunday: Depart Joigny 9.00 a.m. Optional visit to the Chasse of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat in St. Francis Xavier Church in central Paris and Musée Rodin. Depart Charles de Gaulle 10pm. 

Cost of €400 per person includes return flights from Dublin to Paris, coach transfers & 3 nights’ accommodation full board. 

Rest in Peace Sisters of the Sacred Heart

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To alter the words of T.S. Eliot  -   January was "the cruellest Month"  -   Sisters Ide Ni Riain, Vera Power, Phil Sinnott and Deirdre Doyle died in the loving care of the Staff of Cedar House and St Vincent's Private Hospital during the month of January, 2018. They all led dedicated and joyful lives. Each one made a  difference and left happy memories.  They are missed beyond measure. 

May Ide, Vera, Phil and Deirdre rest in Love beyond all telling. 

Joan Hutchinson, rscj  

Images courtesy of the Irish/Scottish Provincial Archives. Clockwise from top left: Sr. Deirdre Doyle, Sr. Phil Sinnott, Sr. Ide Ní Riain, Sr. Vera Power 


Afternoon Tea in Rossnaree House, Co. Meath

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Saturday 9th June at 3.00 p.m.  

Aisling Law (née Stuart), past pupil of Monkstown, will be giving us a guided tour of Rossnaree, deep in the County Meath countryside and also a talk about her great grandmother, Maud Gonne and her mother Imogen Stuart, the well-known sculptor. Cost is €40 per person.  Lifts to Rossnaree will be arranged.  RSVP to Jessica in the Past Pupils’ Office.  

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Greetings from Cedar House

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Past pupil Katriona Maguire (née Delahunt), born in 1923 in Wicklow, went to Mount Anville as a boarder in 1934. While in 1st year, her sister Mary was Head Girl. Whilst still in school (5th year, 1937) she met Conor Maguire. After school she became a  dedicated social worker and was depicted in the film My Left Foot as the  social worker to Christy Brown. She was instrumental in setting up Mount Anville Montessori with Geraldine Davy, Phyllis McKenzie and Maura Cooney. Katriona also played a pivotal role in setting up meals on wheels with Alice Finlay in  Dublin city. 

Kindly submitted by Katriona’s daughter Cliona Fox (class of 1973) 

New Chair of the Sacred Heart Past Pupils’ Benevolent Fund

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I am delighted to take up the role and look forward to working with the past pupil community to support those in need. On behalf of the  Committee, let me express my sincere gratitude to Caoileann Torsney for 3 excellent years of service as Chair. We thank her for her energy and commitment to raising awareness and raising funds for the  Benevolent Fund and the past pupils it helps. Thank you Caoileann. I am delighted to be joined by Perdita Quinlan as incoming Treasurer and Ruth Thornton as incoming secretary. 


In 2018 we will continue to focus on supporting past pupils in need by raising funds and awareness. If you know someone in need, have an idea for an event, or would like to get involved, please contact me on 086 824 0484. We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at an event soon.. 

Sarah Stapleton, Mount Anville class of 1980 

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