Presentations 23rd October 2020


As well we know, the Salesian Sisters are renowned in Limerick for their work with young people. They have won the hearts and minds of the people of Limerick and especially all of us here in the Salesian Primary School with their kindness and encouraging spirit.

Celebration is at the heart of the Salesian Ethos and today we enjoyed a day of celebrations as we marked their Centenary and bid farewell to the Sisters of Fernbank Convent. As the sun shone brightly, the Sisters gathered and were presented with tokens of our appreciation by Mrs. Claire Rea who expressed our heartfelt thanks to these inspirational, determined, talented ladies. Sr. Mary Downey, recalled her earliest memories of going to school here in Salesians and acknowledged the enormous contribution of staff, parents and the Board of Managements over the years. Tommy Flemming's sweet singing of 'Lady of Knock', filled the morning air and was most apt for the occassion. The staff sent a good wish video message which you can see on our blog. Watch out for full coverage of events in the Limerick Leader!

Many of the Salesian Sisters of Fernbank House have taught in our school or have generously given of their time in the past few years teaching our pupils speech and drama, computers, maths, literacy, facilitating mediations and offering pastoral support. They have enriched the lives of thousands of children. They have been a positive influence again and again. To show the pupils' appreciation, the pupils of Mrs. Dooley Ryan's and Ms. O'Donnell's 6th class and Mrs. Dowling's 5th/6th Class entertained the Sisters by Zoom following the Staff Presentation. The girls performed for almost an hour and entertained with their vast array of gifts and talents. They truly did us proud. A tribute from the Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr. Michael Collins was shared along with good wishes from many dear friends of the Sisters. It was a most enjoyable experience for all. One we will cherish forever.

There is no doubting it, but there is something very special about the Salesian Way! We are so proud of our Salesian Sisters. We wish the Sisters blessings in abundance, good health and happiness in their new homes. 

Halloween Fun in First Class.
3rd Class celebrate Halloween
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