Centenary Ball marks 100 years of Salesians in Pallaskenry

A special Centenary Ball to mark 100 years of the Salesians in Pallaskenry will be held on Saturday, 25th January, at Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel and Spa in Adare, and past pupils, past and present teachers and Salesians, are invited to help to celebrate the huge contribution which the Salesians have made in touching the lives of the thousands of stu-dents who were educated at Salesian College in Pallaskenry. The evening will begin at 6.30pm with a drinks reception followed by a four-course meal. ‘Truly Diverse’ will provide entertainment for the remainder of the evening. Tickets are available from www.eventbrite.ie
Mass will be celebrated in the College Chapel at 12 noon on Saturday, followed by a tour of the school, with light refreshments served in the school canteen. Fr John Campion will be chief celebrant, accompanied by many Salesians. People will also have an opportunity to walk the corridors and classrooms and reminisce about past schooldays.
Fr Aloysius Sutherland (the first rector) and four Salesians moved into Copsewood House, Pallaskenry, on 8th December 1919, and they later established a secondary school and agricultural college.