Junction of Market Street and William Street

1985…A Big Year for Pres.

As we look forward to another extension to Presentation Secondary School, let’s look back at the last big extension in 1985.

The late Bishop Diarmaid OSuilleabháin said the official opening mass and he blessed the new building.

Memories of a Holiday in a Horse Drawn Caravan

Horsedrawn caravan holiday were all the rage in the 1960s. The slow pace, the novelty of caring for an animal and the uniqueness of the experience attracted many overseas visitors.

One such visitor sent us this picture.

Richard Freedberg wrote

Our horse was named GERRY. and he was very rambunctious. He stopped at every pub on the way. I had to go into one pub to learn the Irish word for STOP. I kept yelling WHOA. Finally a man said to say the word “BACK” and it worked perfectly. We had campfires, went to village festvals, my wife was serenaded in a pub with Rose of Tralee, both sons loved giving Gerry peanut butter when he stuck his head in the caravan. I sort of remember Ballybunion. Is that possible? Almost 50 years ago. Thanks and thanks again. It was a charming vacation. Richard (from Miami) 

Keep On Keeping on

Honouring St. Brigid in Kildare

On February 1, St. Brigid’s Day 2024, close on 4,000 pupils from Kildare schools formed a human St. Bridget’s Cross on the plains in The Curragh. Mark McGuire took the photo using a drone.

A Fact

In 1626 the U.S purchased the Island of Manhattan from the American Native people.