Holy Child School Killiney Launches 70th Anniversary

20 September 2017

Reported by Holy Child School Killiney

On Friday 15th September Holy Child Killiney celebrated 70 years of Actions not Words. The school first opened its doors to 34 students on 15 September, 1947, and 70 years later exactly, this special day was marked by a Mass of Celebration, and annual school picnic organised by Geraldine House.


We were delighted to welcome students and staff from Holy Child Sallynoggin, and Priory Holy Child School, Birmingham. We also welcomed Parent Representatives, and Therese Davey from the Le Chéile School Trust.

Following a ‘pocket history’ symbolic presentation of 7 Decades of  HCK, led by the Chaplaincy Team, Fr Derry led us in prayer through a lovely Mass; this was accompanied by sublime singing from the school choir under Ms McDonald. We then gathered in the carpark for the unveiling and blessing of our new Holy Child signpost, which has finger posts indicating the direction and distance of Holy Child schools around the world.

Our wonderful school picnic was in true Cornelian spirit with students playing card games and dancing – ‘Ceol agus craic’ was enjoyed by all.

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