Education Conference – Daring to be Different

On Monday and Tuesday 8th and 9th of February Archbishop Michael invited the principals of almost 200 primary schools under his patronage, almost 30 secondary schools in the Archdiocese, the clergy and religious of the diocese to attend a Conference on Religious Education and Catholic Ethos in Schools within the diocese. “Daring to be Different” had Guest speaker Sr. Mary Jo Martin from Westminster Archdiocese and Canon Brendan Kilcoyne, PP, Athenry facilitated the day. Many thanks to the organizing committee Mr. John McDonagh, Sr. Margaret Buckley, Ms. Siobhán Bradley and Sr. Mary Kenny. Pictures by kind courtesy of Fr. Stephen Farragher.

Back Row: Sr. Mary Kenny, Secondary Education, Mr. John McDonagh, Primary Edcuation, Ms. Siobhán Bradley, Youth Director, Sr. Margaret Buckley, Secondary Education, Canon Brrendan Kilcoyne, Facilitator. Front Rwo: Archbishop Michael Neary, Patron, Sr. Mary Jo Martin, RSHM

Back Row: Sr. Mary Kenny, Secondary Education, Mr. John McDonagh, Primary Edcuation, Ms. Siobhán Bradley, Youth Director, Sr. Margaret Buckley, Secondary Education, Canon Brrendan Kilcoyne, Facilitator.
Front Rwo: Archbishop Michael Neary, Patron, Sr. Mary Jo Martin, RSHM

Principals who attended: Maura Goggins (Belcarra), Breda Murphy (Newcastle, Athenry), Iseult Mangan (Cloghans Hill), Sheila Jennings (Lehinch, Hollymount)

Principals who attended: Maura Goggins (Belcarra), Breda Murphy (Newcastle, Athenry), Iseult Mangan (Cloghans Hill), Sheila Jennings (Lehinch, Hollymount)

L-R: Patricia McTigue (Balla Secondary School), Carmel Hoade (Garbally N.S.), Maura Finnerty (D.A. Skeghana), Bernie Rowland (Davitt College, Castlebar).

L-R: Patricia McTigue (Balla Secondary School), Carmel Hoade (Garbally N.S.), Maura Finnerty (D.A. Skeghana), Bernie Rowland (Davitt College, Castlebar).

L-R: Tom Casby (Milltown), Fr J.J. Cribbin PP (Milltown), Paul Brett (?), Kenneth Dennedy (Ballyhaunis), Eileen Gleeson, (?), George Moran (?), Maura Joyce (?)

L-R: Tom Casby (Milltown), Fr J.J. Cribbin PP (Milltown), Paul Brett (?), Kenneth Dennedy (Ballyhaunis), Eileen Gleeson, (?), George Moran (?), Maura Joyce (?)

L-R: Fr Paddy Gilligan PP (Cong), Kathleen Smyth (Dookinella, Achill) Fr Fergal Cunnane PP (Dunmore), Jacinta Gallagher (Achill), Fr Patrick Burke (Knock), Mary McNamara (Achill), Fr Declan Carroll PP (Parke), Irene Gielty (Achill), Christine Gordon (Crimlin N.S.)

L-R: Fr Paddy Gilligan PP (Cong), Kathleen Smyth (Dookinella, Achill) Fr Fergal Cunnane PP (Dunmore), Jacinta Gallagher (Achill), Fr Patrick Burke (Knock), Mary McNamara (Achill), Fr Declan Carroll PP (Parke), Irene Gielty (Achill), Christine Gordon (Crimlin N.S.)

L-R: Sean O Ceallaigh (Moylough), Anne O Reilly (Murrisk N.S.), Emer Askin (Louisburgh N.S.), Archbishop Michael Neary, Gerry Hussey (Gortnaleam), Tommy Grealish (Lavally N.S.), Eamonn Kitt (Ballindereen).

L-R: Sean O Ceallaigh (Moylough), Anne O Reilly (Murrisk N.S.), Emer Askin (Louisburgh N.S.), Archbishop Michael Neary, Gerry Hussey (Gortnaleam), Tommy Grealish (Lavally N.S.), Eamonn Kitt (Ballindereen).

L-R: Sr Margaret Buckley (Diocesan Advisor), Siobh‡n Bradley (Diocesan Youth Director), Fr John Kenny PP (Partry), Tom‡s îÊhƒanach‡in (Tuar Mhic ƒide), Archbishop Michael Neary.

L-R: Sr Margaret Buckley (Diocesan Advisor), Siobh‡n Bradley (Diocesan Youth Director), Fr John Kenny PP (Partry), Tom‡s îÊhƒanach‡in (Tuar Mhic ƒide), Archbishop Michael Neary.

L-R: Jimmy Finn (St Colman's Claremorris), Roy Hession (St Colman's, Claremorris), Maura Finnerty (Diocesan Advisor), Mgr John O Boyle, John McDonagh.

L-R: Jimmy Finn (St Colman’s Claremorris), Roy Hession (St Colman’s, Claremorris), Maura Finnerty (Diocesan Advisor), Mgr John O Boyle, John McDonagh.

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