New Chair of the Sacred Heart Past Pupils’ Benevolent Fund


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 

Past Pupil from Monkstown


Jasper Coyle, past pupil of Monkstown, on the occasion of his daughter's recent wedding, and as a young boy in Montessori (left). 


He remembers vividly his first day at school in January 1954, dressed in brown  trousers from his sister's large teddy bear. He realised there was something wrong seeing the other boys in uniform (grey trousers) and protested entering the school.  Jasper’s sisters Sarah, Elizabeth, Brigid and Catherine all joined the school. He made his first communion in the school chapel on 8th December 1954.   

Sr Eveleen Coyle rscj, aunt to the five children, entered the order in Roehampton in 1916 after her degree at UCD. Sr Coyle was professed in 1925 in Rome and was in all the Irish schools during her lifetime. She passed away in Mount Anville 17th November 1969. RIP 

Large books of records, handwritten by the nuns, are in the archives of the Sacred Heart based in Mount Anville.  Fascinating to anyone who attended, are lists and dates of entries to  the school where you are reminded of many familiar names from the past, among them boys who started in the Montessori.  Jasper is today close friends with some of those pupils. 

There are photographs and diary entries reminding us of the events making up the school year: raising money for building fund, hockey teams, the yearly bazaar,  debating, arrival and departures of the nuns between the schools. 

If anyone can contribute any school records such as report cards, school annuals, photographs, the Archivist would be very pleased to add to the collection.  You can contact Eibhlis Connaughton at Mount Anville: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Sacred Heart Monkstown, from the Archives 


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