Newbridge ~ Maynooth ~ Galway
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Ireland Immersion

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Photo: Eleven immersion pilgrims with members of staff of Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge. (Pilgrims are mostly those wearing a pin on their left.)

For one week in September principals and executive staff from the Sydney Patrician colleges will be on pilgrimage to Ireland to immerse themselves in all things Celtic, Bishop Delany, and Patrician. They will be accompanied full-time by Brother Peter Ryan (CL) and Brother Aengus Kavanagh both of Sydney.

The main events:

  • Visiting Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge. >><<
  • Visiting Maynooth College where Bishop Delany was a founding trustee. >><<
  • Visiting the Br Paul O’Connor memorial in Kingston, Galway. >><<
  • Visiting the oldest school bearing the name Patrician: The Bish (St Joseph’s Patrician College), Galway.+ >><<
  • Clonmacnoise >><<
  • Tullow >><<
  • Reflections >><<
  • Pilgrim-Map


Pilgrim-Names
1 Mr Peter Wade, Principal - Patrician Brothers College, Fairfield (Est. 1953)
2 Ivanka Rancic, REC - Holy Cross College, Ryde (1891)
3 Br Cormac Commins, Host - Ireland
4 Br Matthew Hayes, Host - Ireland
5 Mr Michael Reid, AP - Holy Cross College, Ryde (1891)
6 Br Peter Ryan, Congregation Leader
7 Mrs Rachel Simpson, AP - All Saints College, Liverpool (1954)*
8 Mr Robert Muscat, Principal - Delany College, Granville (1942)**
9 Mr Santo Passarello, Principal & Immersion Director - Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown (1952)
10 Mr Robert Muller, AP - All Saints College, Liverpool (1954)
11 Mr Stephen Gough, Principal - All Saints College, Liverpool (1954)
12 Mr Pat O’Leary, Principal - Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge (1958)
13 Br Aengus Kavanagh, Chaplain - Ryde
14 Mr Phillip Stewart, Principal - Holy Cross College, Ryde (1891)
Fr Paul Dempsey PP of Conleth Parish, Newbridge, bottom right corner.
Unnumbered in photo are members of the Newbridge school staff.

+ There are five schools in Ireland bearing the name Patrician: Galway, Fethard, Mallow, Carrickmacross, Newbridge
* Once Patrician Brothers High School, Liverpool, renamed All Saints. Now also amalgamated with adjacent girls’ school.
** Once Patrician Brothers High School, Granville. Renamed Delany in honour of our founder.