Caritas College Ballyfermot 50 Year Anniversary

2017 marks 50 years of Caritas College providing quality Catholic secondary education for girls in Ballyfermot. To mark the occasion, mass was celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in the school hall on October 1st. In attendance were members of the Community of the Daughters of Charity who founded the school in 1967, past and present priests of the parish, pupils, parents, members of staff and board of management, and many others from the local community.

The school choir and a group of past pupils sang, alumni and teachers spoke of the positive impact Caritas College has had on the lives of our students through the years. Afterwards all were invited to tour the school and view the exhibits on display to mark the occasion. One particular favourite was the recreation of a typical Dublin home from 1967 as shown in the photo below.

The evening concluded with a reception in the all-purpose area where all gathered to reminisce, and five principals, past and present, Sr. Claire Sweeney, Ms Sandra Doyle, Sr. Loretto Kelly, Ms Adrienne Whelan, Sr. Gemma McKevitt cut the anniversary cake.