“Kilkee Community College acknowledges and values the contribution of the Sisters of Mercy to the development and progress of Education in Kilkee together with their Pastoral Ministry to the Community since 1878”
On the weekend of September 12th – 14th, six Sisters from the Western, Southern and South Central Provinces gathered in the Convent of Mercy, Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin to begin a course in using a video camera to record provincial events.
Mahlatsi Bembe, a fourth year social work student, was inspired to speak out against human trafficking after she had counselled victims of the crime. Her dream ignited the passion of many others.
The 20th anniversary of the founding of Mercy International Centre is taking place from the 23rd to the 29th of September in Baggot Street. Thinking about this celebration and the woman at its source brought me back to the words “Kitty's Folly"......
Despite the frugal simplicity of the 1950’s and the forbidding setting, I now look back nostalgically on life within that gaol complex and believe it was as good as there was for a teenager of the 1950’s.