St Joseph's Castlebar gears up for centenary celebrations

St Joseph's secondary school in Castlebar will be celebrating the school's centenary next month, with a weekend of events to mark the 100 years of the school set to take place over Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28.

Saturday, October 27, will see an open day at the school with exhibitions, old photographs and historic memorabilia on display, enhanced by music recitals from the school's current students.

Events on Sunday commence with Mass at 3pm at the Church of the Holy Rosary, celebrated by Fr Conal Eustace, P.P., and this will be followed by the Gala Centenary Dinner at Breaffy House Hotel at 6.30pm ,featuring music from students and followed by dancing to Hipnosis.

It is hoped that staff and past pupils who attended St. Joseph's down the years will take the opportunity to renew ties with their former school and reunite with their classmates over this historic weekend.

In the lead up to the celebrations on Mercy Day, September 24, students, staff and parents will celebrate the opening of the hundredth school year. The student council will plant the first of ten native trees on the grounds of St Joseph’s Secondary School to mark the centenary year.

On Wednesday, October 24 the Festival Folk concert returns to the TF Royal in Castlebar where St Joseph’s School Choirs and traditional groups, St Angela’s School Traditional Group, Brave Giant, Eleanor Shanley and Julie Feeney will perform.

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