Welcome! Cairde Pres has been set up by the PCA Project 2019 Working Group in anticipation of the changes which Presentation College Athenry faces as it relocates to Ballygurraun. The 'Pres' as it is fondly referred to has had thousands of students pass through its doors since the Presentation Sisters commenced Secondary Education on this site in 1947. The town of Athenry has benefited from decades of education where today we find three generations of the community have an association with the Pres. Past students are found all over the world. In Cairde Pres we wish to reach out to the diaspora of the school to provide a facility for the Cairde Pres community to connect and celebrate the wonderful years spent in the Pres. The buildings of the current school comprising of 1947 building and 1981 building will close in 2019 as the school relocates to a state of the art school at Ballygurraun. In order to mark the significance of the current school a Farewell Party is planned for August 15th when all persons with a connection to the school are welcome to wander the corridors and reminisce. Also on this date a reunion of Past Students celebrating 10, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years out will be held.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. Nelson Mandela
It is hoped that Cairde Pres will play an active role in a number of key events in the college calendar, including: Career Talks Company visits Career interviews
If you want to get involved in any of the events or programmes please message or connect.
Cairde Pres Ambassadors have been appointed Past Student Ambassador - Prof Gerard Flaherty Past Student Ambassador - Bernadette Prendergast (Galway Bay FM Head of News) Past Student Ambassador - Joe Healy (President IFA) Parent Ambassador - Helen Ryan Presentation Sister Ambassador - Sr. Carmel Raftery