Thursday 18 September 2014

Gathering celebrates Coláiste Ide school life

Published 09/10/2013 | 05:36

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Kerry Mayor Seamus Cosaí Fitzgerald, Sr Baiste and Gaeltacht Minister Danny McGinley at the Coláiste Íde reunion on Saturday afternoon.

LIEUTENANT Colonel Eamon Ó Siochrú, Director of Transport for the Defence Forces, officially launched Coláiste Íde Alumni, a society which aims to cultivate a link between generations past and present at the all-Irish girls' school, at a special Gathering event in the school.

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The launch was just one of the aspects of the day-long celebration which saw over 400 past students, staff and parents return to Coláiste Íde on Saturday September 28.

Bishop of Kerry Raymond Browne, as chief celebrant, concelebrated Mass with Monsignor Pádraig Ó Fiannachta, Canónach Tomás Ó Lúnaigh, an tAthair Eoghan Ó Caidhle, an tAthair Tomás Ó hIcí, an tAthair Ó hÉalaithe and an tAthair Ó Buachalla at the occasion, which was an designed as an acknowledgment of the continued support of all associated with the college from 1927 to 2013.

"All in attendance were afforded a trip down memory lane with an archive display dating back to 1927," said Coláiste Íde Príomhoide Áine Ní Chearbhaill. "They also had an opportunity to tour the college and view the extensive refurbishments that have been carried out recently, as well as visit the walled garden on the grounds. Guests also had an opportunity to sit and reminisce over a cup of tea and lovely homemade treats, all produced by the college kitchen staff."

"The school choir also gave an exceptional performance, which was highly commended by all."

Coláiste Íde will hold their open days for prospective students on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 of October and anyone who wishes to become a member of Coláiste Íde Alumni may contact the college at 066 9151211 or email


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