Posted by Tempus Fugit on October 29, 2000 at 20:42:00:
In Reply to: For the girls with apologies to the real writers. posted by Magnolia Mary on October 28, 2000 at 19:57:49:
Magnolia, very much enjoyed your piece about the nuns. I note though that you don't mention any of the boys who attended the convent in those days!
Even in my time going to the boys Primary school, (and I'll never be as old as you are!) a few boys used to attend the convent until first communion time and then switch to the boys school. The practice seemed to fade away then and St. Angela's stuck to the girls only rule.
My recollections of the nuns are always of being asked to do messages for them and then getting lots of apples and oranges for our troubles. They would stand at the small gate oposite Miss Durcan's house on Rock Square and call you in. Depending on our mood at the time, if we were heading down town,we always had to make a decision to travel down Castle Street and run the risk of being asked to run an errand or else go the Ellison Street route without interuption. It got especially tricky if we had to go to Christy Hoban's and collect the messages for home. Then we were sure to meet Rose Carney, and that was another story altogether......
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