Young People Find Language for their Faith

Participating teams in the All-Ireland Finals of the Public Speaking Competition. Read more

Referendum March 2024

The Knights urge  NO: NO votes in the forthcoming Referendums.

Supreme Knight of St. Columbanus,  John Murphy urges citizens to vote No in respect of the two constitutional votes being held on March 8.  Read More…

Public Speaking Competition – Connacht Final

Above: Students from Abbey Community College Boyle winners of the Connacht  Final
with their mentor MS. Maria Moynihan pictured with Supreme Knight Brother John Murphy

The topic the students addressed was  “We cannot claim ignorance or uncertainty about what is happening on Climate”.

Below are Castlerea Community School who are runners up in the Connacht with their principal and team mentors.

The students from Castlerea addressed the topic “There is no alternative to peace. There is no sense going to war”.

Both teams qualify for the All-Ireland Finals in Dublin on Saturday 16th March.

New Appointment

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ, Bishop of the Diocese of Raphoe,
as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Down and Connor.
(The Irish Catholic)

The announcement was made by current Apostolic Administrator of Down and Connor Bishop Donal McKeown during Mass this morning at St Peter’s Cathedral,
Belfast. Bishop McGuckian will succeed Bishop Noel Treanor as the incumbent, ending a two year vacancy in the Diocese after Bishop Treanor
was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union in November 2022. Read More…


Bishop Michael’s address at the Pope John Paul II Awards in Ballinasloe on the 18th January 2024.
Over Forty Young People from the Diocese of Clonfert receive John Paul II Awards

Clonfert Awards… Read more

Winners of the 2023 Public Speaking Competition St Louis Grammar School Ballymena with their teacher Ms Pickering and the Deputy Supreme, Adrian King, who made the presentation. See more..

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