SAINT MACARTAN’S COLLEGE CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

20 December 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

BY JOHN GRAHAM
Being in the position to celebrate a centenary is a unique occasion in its own right and organisations right across the whole spectrum of life and activity, business, sport, leisure, politics or whatever, who have reached the magical 100 have celebrated that achievement in style. As far as St Macartan’s College is concerned though, they are celebrating a second centenary next year. They celebrated their centenary as an educational institution quite some time ago, in 1940 to be exact, so this current or second landmark centenary date is not just about the college and its contribution to, first of all, the education of young men for the priesthood and more latterly the provision of top-class second level education for the young men of Monaghan and indeed beyond.
No this particular landmark date has totally different connotations as not only is St Macartan’s College a top-level educational institution that has produced many scholars who have gone on to great things in the legal, medical, political and engineering careers but it has also been part of the bedrock of gaelic games in Monaghan and indeed much further afield as …

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