St. Joseph's Rush Celebrates Golden Jubilee with Tree of Life Sculpture

This year St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Rush, Co. Dublin is celebrating 50 years since opening its doors to provide post primary education for the community and has commemorated the Golden Jubilee with a sculpture by artist; Paul Flynn called the ‘The Tree of Life.’

The sculpture was unveiled by Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Gerry McGuire during a ceremony held on Saturday, 15th of October last, in the school garden.

Unveiling the sculpture Mayor of Fingal Cllr Gerry McGuire said, “I am honoured to have been asked to preside over the ceremony. I am very familiar with the town of Rush, and have a good many friends living in the town, some of whom would have been past pupils of this school.

I am aware of the important role a post primary school plays in the community and how it strengthens the fabric of a town. I myself live in Donabate and we have only in recent times obtained our own secondary school. Prior to that many students from Donabate attended St Joseph’s here in Rush.

For that reason I have the utmost gratitude for how St Joseph’s played its part in supporting the families in Donabate and Portrane during that time.”

School Principal Patricia Hayden said, “We were glad the Mayor could come to unveil the sculpture for us and I would also like to thank Cllr Tom O’Leary and Minister James Reilly for taking time out of their busy schedule to join us in celebrating our Golden Jubilee. It was a wonderful day which saw hundreds of people visit the school for our open day as well. I also want to thank our Board of Management and Parents’ Association for their tremendous effort and support throughout the year which made the day all the more special.”











Pictured above School Principal Patricia Hayden and Mayor Gerry McGuire.










Pictured above
left to right, Paul Flynn (Artist), Patricia Hayden (Principal), Minister James Reilly TD, Mayor Gerry McGuire, Cllr Tom O’Leary, Jacinta Owens (Deputy Principal) and Joe Corr.