De La Salle College, Skerries. 1948-1981

Paper 227

Lecture – 2002

Author – Sexton, Paddy

A short history of the founding of the De La Salle Order by Jean Baptiste De La Salle. He set up the order to teach children of the poor through the provision of free schools. The order came to Ireland in 1880 and came to Skerries in 1947. Mr. Sexton, who joined the school in 1955, gives a personal account of the various brothers who made an efficient team under Brother Bernard, an enlightened man very interested in the fine arts. Included in the file are some acetates which show photos of the College and some of the pupils and their teachers.