Author Topic: St Patricks College Knock Gilnahirk  (Read 61685 times)

Beardy

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Re: St Patricks College Knock Gilnahirk
« Reply #330 on: March 03, 2020, 09:41:08 PM »
RIP Maura Kiely, born 27th January 1929, who died 24th January
Her funeral was this morning at St Colmcille's in Ballyhackamore

"Behold I am sending an Angel before you,
to protect you along the way, and to bring you
to the place I have prepared"
RIP she was a lovely woman and did a great job running the canteen- I remember the night Gerard was shot I couldn't believe it very sad.

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Re: St Patricks College Knock Gilnahirk
« Reply #331 on: May 04, 2020, 01:52:04 PM »
It is interesting to read the comments from old boys. The names mentioned bring back memories. The pupils were, with a couple of exceptions, a good bunch of lads. At the age of 60, using the Covid 'lock-down' at home to have a general clear-out, I came across the College Rules issued in June 1971 to first-year students. There were 11 Rules expressed in 15 sentences. (The rules of the successor school are 33 in number.) Rule No. 4 was, 'Throwing any object at any time is strictly forbidden. (This rule includes the use of pea shooters, catapults, kicking stones etc.)'. The no-throwing rule was not observed by certain teachers! It no longer features in the current rules. I guess pea shooters and catapults are things of the past. Smoking or gambling was forbidden in 1971, as was fighting and over-boisterous play; and under Rule 9, 'Transistor radios must not be brought to College.'
In 1971 there was a Capital Levy of 7 pounds payable at the beginning of each school year, and pupils were told that, 'Tickets for school meals (12p per ticket) may be purchased each Monday morning.'
The Staff House was at 67 Kings Road.

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Re: St Patricks College Knock Gilnahirk
« Reply #332 on: May 04, 2020, 04:01:11 PM »
It's interesting that the number of rules has increased from 11 to 33.
I suppose some of the additions relate to downloading porn on college computers and using mobile phones to arrange contract killings or drug deals!

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Re: St Patricks College Knock Gilnahirk
« Reply #333 on: June 16, 2020, 10:01:56 AM »
RIP Fr.John O'Sullivan

At mass this morning in St Colmcille's, Fr Tony Fitzsimmons, an old boy, told us that Fr John has died


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Re: St Patricks College Knock Gilnahirk
« Reply #334 on: June 16, 2020, 12:31:30 PM »
Very sorry to hear that.

Fr. O'Sullivan taught my three brothers when he was at St. Malachys. I never had the pleasure of being in his class at Knock.
He was a big football fan and supporter of Man Utd.
R.I.P. Fr. O'sullivan

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Re: St Patricks College Knock Gilnahirk
« Reply #335 on: June 28, 2020, 03:57:02 PM »
Fr O'Sullivan died on his 96th birthday - 15th June.

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Re: St Patricks College Knock Gilnahirk
« Reply #336 on: July 02, 2020, 10:10:33 PM »
Kenny, we have a school year group set up for Zoom recently.  Interested?     Kevin Murray