18 Dec 2018
St. Joseph’s Castlebar News – December 2018
Gospel Choir Well done to our Gospel Choir and director Ms. Durcan on their superb performance in Ballyheane…Read More
St. Joseph’s is a Catholic Secondary School for girls. We aim to provide a holistic Christian Education in co-operation with teachers, students, parents, management and the community. We work to create equality for all in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We strive for excellence in learning and endeavour to help each student to reach her full potential in a positive, caring and happy environment.
Information, courtesy of “Sr. Cecelia Hession” – a former teacher of the school
In January 1845, the P.P. Fr. Gibbons with a view to bringing the Sisters of Mercy to the town convened a public meeting in the local parish church. The Grove house where Miss Falkner now lives was secured as a temporary residence. In 1853, a little group of pioneer sisters bade farewell to their Alma Mater, St. Vincent’s Galway and arrived at Rock Square in the old lumbering stage coach. The house in Rock Square commonly known as Lord Lucan’s Bank was soon put in order.