Congratulations to Conor Sheehan and Megan Shaughnessy who received this years Michael F. Dolan Awards at a special awards ceremony in our school today.
Our foundress, Venerable Nano Nagle was born in 1718 in Ballygriffin, Mallow, Co Cork and 2018 marks the Tercentenary Year of the Birth of Nano.
The official launch of the Tercentenary celebrations took place in Cork on the 24th of December 2017. Christmas Eve is a very significant day as it marks the founding of the Congregation of Presentation Sisters. On this day in 1775, Nano and her three companions, Mary Fouhy, Elizabeth Burke and Mary Anne Collins, came together to begin their new journey.
Across the world during 2018, Presentation Sisters, Friends of Nano, Co-workers, Boards of Management and staff of Presentation schools, hospitals and centres of ministry, students and others inspired by Nano Nagle, will be marking the Tercentenary Year in creative, diverse and prophetic ways.
We will be sharing news of our events and celebrations here so check back soon for updates.
Reposing at his home in Gleann Mór, An Cheathrú Rua, Sunday 24th Christmas Eve from 3.00pm to 6.00pm. Removal to Seipéal Mhic Dara, An Cheathrú Rua Tuesday 26th of December for Funeral Mass at 12.00 noon with burial afterwards in Barr a Doire Cemetery. Family only at his home Christmas day. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust.
May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.
A Book of Condolence will be opened for Micheal O Loideain at the school from 12 to 2pm today for all members of the school community past and present.
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of our colleague and friend Micheal O Loideain who passed away this evening.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.
Funeral arrangements to follow.
We thank Ms. Coughlan and Ms. Randles for preparing their students for this year's beautiful Carol Service, which was held today in the Church of the Assumption, Athenry.
We hope you will take some time out this Advent and enjoy listening to our talented students readings and music.
To listen, click here.
Congratulations to our Transition Year students, whose talents excelled in this year’s Transition Year musical production, Guys and Dolls.
For a full pictorial record of the show, click here.
The first years footballers are the Connacht A League Champions after a 3-4 to 0-5 win over Summerhill, Sligo. Presentation College Athenry had beaten St. Geralds, St. Colmans, St. Jarlaths and Rice College in order to reach the final. It's the first time Presentation College Athenry have won the Connacht A league following from last years A championship win.
Well done to all the players who have given a great commitment since the start of the year.
Thank you to all those who donated gift filled shoeboxes for the Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal.
We thank Mr. O’ Neill and his students who assisted with the sorting of shoe boxes at the Team Hope depot in Galway.
Yesterday we marked the anniversary of our foundress, Nano Nagle at our annual Presentation Day Mass. The Mass was celebrated by School Chaplain, Fr. Benny McHale and attended by Sr. Carmel Raftery, Sr. Catherine O'Connor, Sr. Teresa McDonagh along with our staff and students.
Born in Co. Cork in 1718, Nano Nagle came from a landed family who sent her and her sister Anne to France for an education, which was forbidden in Ireland under the Penal Laws. Returning home, she clandestinely set up a number of hedge schools to educate the needy. In 1775 Nano entered a noviciate and became a nun. Nano went on to found a convent and the order of the Presentation Sisters in 1777.
Nano is widely credited with establishing girls education in Ireland through her work with the Presentation Sisters. Nano died in 1784 and her legacy lives on today in Presentation Schools across the world.
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