Secondary School Education in Girls’ Catholic Secondary Schools Run by Other Orders of Nuns in Ireland, 1922–1962

  • Tom O’Donoghue
  • Judith Harford


While the largest order of teaching sisters in the State in 1930 was the Order of the Sisters of Mercy, the second and third largest were the Loreto Sisters and the Dominican Sisters, respectively, the former with 18 secondary schools catering for 1,845 girls and the latter with ten secondary schools catering for 1,259 girls. At this stage, the Presentation Sisters, as already pointed out, had 11 schools catering for 611 girls. The remaining 2,990 girls were catered for by 15 different religious orders. Amongst the orders with only one school were the Sisters of Jesus and Mary, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Cluny, the Sisters of Saint Paul, the La Sainte Union Sisters and the Benedictine Nuns.


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© Tom O’Donoghue and Judith Harford 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom O’Donoghue
    • 1
  • Judith Harford
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Western AustraliaAustralia
  2. 2.University College DublinIreland

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