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17th May 2019

The weather was warm and the ice cream cold, as staff and students came together to celebrate St Brendan’s Day.

Every year the College community joins to celebrate both St Brendan and our College; a welcome break from the revision and chance to be a part of the enjoyable atmosphere.

Brendan was known as “the Navigator” and was thought of as the greatest traveller. His story is filled with images of mystery and adventure, his mission; to bring to other lands the faith which had recently transformed his homeland in County Kerry.

Students enjoy the day

Students enjoy the day

As in previous years, the College provided ice cream to staff and students to celebrate and donations were collected for charity. Served by Principal Michael Jaffrain, there was a long queue of teens and teachers all waiting for their treat. Once again, ice cream was provided by local makers and award-winners Tarr’s; based just along the road and not a single scoop was left within an hour!

This year, the College raised money for the charity Missio. As the Catholic Church’s official charity for overseas mission, Missio takes the hope of the Gospel where there’s turmoil, poverty and uncertainty and empowers local people to form and sustain communities of faith. Money donated will go to support Missio and developing churches, schools, hospitals and vocations in the countries that need it the most.