Today, at 2pm in a snow covered field in Drogheda, Co Louth, Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, turned the sod for our new parish school. This school, will become home to our two existing parish schools, Scoil Mhuire Fatima and St Mary's Boys National School. This will be the beginning of a new educational adventure in our parish, as boys and girls will come together under one roof. Despite the snow, ice and sub zero temperatures, a good crowd was in attendance, 6th class students from each school, teachers, school principals past and present, parents and people from the wider community. This school has been talked about for 30 years in Drogheda, and many of us never believed that this day would arrive, but despite everything it has. The new school will take an estimated 18 months to complete, please God.
|Fr. Joe, Fr Denis and Bishop Michael Smith|
|Bishop Michael and his shovel|
|Principal John Weir, Bishop Smith, and Principal Philip Ward|