Built in 1792 by Charles Lennox (1764-1819), fourth Duke of Richmond, representing an important component of the late eighteenth-century domestic built heritage of Wexford

.. and the Journey continues …

ORIGINAL BUILDING – RICHMOND HOUSE

LORETO CONVENT

BOARDING SCHOOL

KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL

SECONDARY SCHOOL

BUILDING EXTENTION

CLOSING THE SCHOOL (SPAWELL ROAD)

 

The time has come to move forward and to bring the learning facility into a time in which we now live. The new learning centre will be in the brand new, state of the art building located on the other side of the town on Pembroke Hill, Ballinagee, on the ring road. A wonderful adventure for students and staff alike, but a tad nostalgic, as they all leave on-mass a place that has numerous memories for anyone who has studied there, taught there, the management and the ancillary staff and those who visited for one reason or another.

To mark this occasion, I photographed all the individual class groups, the teachers and staff as these will represent the last people to attend school in this timeworn building.  These images have been prepared into a commemorative presentation to provide a visual account of this time in the history of Loreto Secondary School in Wexford.

 

Ironside Photography, Co Wexford, Ireland. copy& John Ironside
Loreto Secondary School, Spawell Road, Wexford, Ireland. © John Ironside
Loreto Secondary School, Spawell Road, Wexford, Ireland. © John Ironside
Loreto Secondary School, Spawell Road, Wexford, Ireland. © John Ironside