Carrick-on-Suir ICA members learned about the history of the Presentation Order in Carrick-on-Suir, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, at their April meeting.
The talk was given by ICA Guild member Sr Immaculata, who has been based in Carrick-on-Suir throughout her time in the Presentation Order.
Presentation nuns came from Waterford in 1813 to open a school in Carrick-on-Suir.
Sr Immaculata is organising a special celebration Mass to mark the bicentenary of the order’s presence in the town in St. Nicholas Church on Friday, June 14. She wants as many past pupils as possible to attend.
Sr. Immaculata is especially mentioning the many boys taught by the Presentation Nuns in the olden days. She would be grateful to receive any photographs relating from past pupils relating to their school days or any particular memories of their times in the local Presentation school.
ICA Guild members have offered their full support to Sr Immaculata.
Guild members also enjoyed a game of Botcha at the monthly meeting.
Secretary Vera Walsh gave details of the proposed outing to Lismore on Saturday, June 15. Members will visit the Castle Gardens, the Heritage Centre, jewellery and glass making. They will enjoy tea and scones on arrival and finish the day with
Non-members are always welcome to join outings. Names can be given to any Guild member. Craft classes continue on Wednesdays from 7pm.