The Sisters of St Louis celebrated 74 years of service in Dundalk on Saturday. The convent and the school welcomed past pupils and staff from every decade on Saturday morning, including past pupils who attended as Boarders in the 1950’s!
St. Joseph’s Church, Fatima, was full to capacity with those who wished to give thanks for the loving service of the Sisters who have lived and worked in this local community through the decades. Bishop Michael Router lead a beautiful service, with welcomed guests paying tribute to the work of the Sisters since 1950.
The celebrations continued in the Carrickdale Hotel for lunch and an evening of entertainment. With performances from past and current pupils, past and current staff members, local music groups and talented families – it was a very special evening indeed! We even heard a rousing rendition of the ‘Dun Lughaidh song’, composed in the 1970’s by Sr Dympna.
A big thank you to all of the very talented individuals and groups who shared their talents and paid such a wonderful tribute to our dear Sisters! Thank you also to everyone who attended, joined in our celebrations and shared your fond memories and well wishes.
Finally, we wish Sr Siobhán, Sr Bernadine, Sr Hannah & Sr Sinéad health, happiness and peace in their new home in St. Louis Convent, Rathmines, Dublin. We know their strong legacy of excellence in all endeavours will continue to influence the future of our wonderful school!