The third annual meeting of the Heads of the educational centres in the Province of Europe was held from 31 January to 2 February 2018 at St Mary’s College, Dundalk. It was the first time one of the Marist schools had hosted the event with all participants given a warm Céad Míle Fáilte.
The civic reception at the County Museum on the Thursday evening was enhanced by the musical accompaniment given by teachers from the school. Students played a major part in the event: they performed traditional Irish songs, took part in prayer time, acted as guides for tours of the new school building, made St Brigid’s crosses, and put on a super show of Irish dance, songs and music to say farewell at the end of the meeting. Days of collegiality, conviviality and sharing that strengthen our Marist identity. But days of very productive work as well.
The main aim of the meeting was to discuss and act upon the theme: “Building the Network together: the next step”. Thanks to the enthusiasm, commitment and creativity of our Heads, the outcome of our deliberations is an impressive list of common projects which will enable us to strengthen our links and develop the Network further.