As we enter into academic year 2022-23, we should be aware that new ways of schooling have come to the fore while we have been in the midst of these unprecedented pandemic times that has gripped us during the last two years. The future beckons and we are all called to accept what has been, so as to address what is to come – a future that possibly involves a ‘new normal’. The loss in so many aspects of our day to day living, in addition to the loss of life all around us, asks of us fundamental questions about our way of living.
Edmund Rice was born in Callan, Co. Kikenny, Ireland in 1762. He belonged to a wealthy farming family. After completing his commercial education, he worked with his uncle in establishing a very incrative ship-chandlers busines. In 1785, he married Mary Elliot. the daughter of a prosperous waterford businessman. In 1789, tragedy struck, his wife died leaving Edmund alone with a disabled daugher....
Founder St.Columba’s School