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This year's  ChristmasMarket  will take place from 9am - 1pm in the Concert Hall next Friday - 13th of December.  Open to all. 

Mr. Sean McEwan from “Localise Volunteering” presented a National Award to Loreto Abbey in recognition of the number of students involved in volunteering, both in the school and in the community.  We are the first school in Ireland to receive the Award and we congratulate the Student Council for facilitating surveys and for their work in addressing the criteria for the Award.

Sixty ladies from the Class of 2009 returned , some travelling from abroad, to Loreto Abbey on Friday evening to renew friendships and reminisce on their school days.  A drinks reception organised by Sarah Grace was followed by a tour of the school which brought smiles as the class remembered happy times.  The evening concluded with refreshments in the Magpie Inn in Dalkey.  We looking forward to hosting them again in 2029.

Families bereaved in the past year gathered with past and current members of staff in the Loreto Abbey Chapel for a Mass of Remembrance on Wednesday evening.

We thank Sr. Mary, Chaplain, Fr. Denis Hartnett, Ms Aisling Green (Soloist), our choir and our hostesses.

Congratulations to Maia Griffin Sugarman who came first place in the “China Through My Eyes” Art Competition with a beautiful painting of a Panda.

Ms Aoife Mullane, Class of 2009, was named in the Sunday Independent’s 30 Best and Brightest Young Entrepreneurs List published yesterday.

Aoife is a graduate of NCAD and catapulted to success with her unique textile designs.  A chair that featured in her final collection at her graduate show was put on display in Brown Thomas and caught the attention of architects looking to collaborate with her on large high-end projects.

She said, “At the time, I was applying for buying jobs and they were all telling me, you look like you have your own brand here.”    She began to build a clientele – one being Dragons’ Den star Norah Casey, who went on to win RTE TV Show Home of the Year.  Clients now include the Alex Hotel and Oslo Beauty Salon on Mespil Road.  Mullane was also selected to showcase her work at Maison et Objet, an upmarket homeware trade show in Paris, this January.

Congratulations to Lucy O’Sullivan (Class of 2019) on receiving an Entrance Exhibition Award in Trinity College on Wednesday evening.

Our students representing Belgium at RADMUN last weekend