Archive (5 life histories found)
'Didn't the sisters in Granard convent come to the conclusion that I was in the notion of entering the convent in Belfast!!!!'
Sr. M. Angela Deignan was very good to me that summer. She invited me to her home outside Granard for a week. We had a wonderful time of it travelling around Longford and Roscommon and seeing parts of the country I had never seen. I would accompany…
Tags: convent, mass, Mercy Order, Nuns
'When I look back on those days I am thankful for all that those women did for us, in spite of difficult surroundings.'
The teachers whom I recall were Miss Bernadette Higgins, Miss Una McGuinness, Miss Eileen Murphy, Miss Rosaleen McPhillips, Miss Peggy Loughran, Miss Kitty Byrne, Miss Tessa McManus, Mrs McMullan, Miss Patsy Malone who ruled with a rod of iron and…
Works of Mercy
Tags: convent, Mercy Order, Nuns
Mercy novitiate group 1974-75 taken at Waterford
'A heavy set nun, she was, I remember clearly, very fond of the cane or her long black leather strap worn around her waist which came to hand very easily when the cane was not to hand.'
At four years of age, I started primary school and attended the Holy Faith Convent in Little Strand Street, Dublin, where I remained until I was fourteen years old. I walked to school with my sister and brother. Being a convent school, we were…
Tags: Bullies, Cane, Communion, Confirmation, Handwriting, Nuns, religion, school