Celebrating Foundation Day 20 June 1870. Dominican Convent Wicklow, in time of Covid19.
On Saturday 20th June 2020 we celebrated Foundation Day in Dominican Convent Wicklow, 150 years since the first seven Dominican Sisters came to Wicklow on the 20th June 1870. On Saturday seven Dominican women, some of whom are foundresses of An Tairseach, honoured their memories and legacy.
Unfortunately due to Covid 19 restrictions other Dominican sisters, their friends and colleagues could not join them for their planned Garden Party celebration. Just one of neighbour could join them, Molly the cat (she kept her social distance). The community also celebrated the summer solstice. they said “We are with you this day in a spirit of thanksgiving for the generosity of the Sun, in appreciation of the blossoming of life. Oh ‘what a wonderful world’ we live in.
A short video clip of the celebration by the community can be accessed here:https://youtu.be/G_71cW96KOY