November 10th 2011
President Mary McAleese attended her last formal engagement after 14 years in office today. She formally opened a refurbished building at the St Vincent de Paul Hostel near Christchurch Cathedral, which will provide permanent accommodation for 18 men who had been homeless…..and look who turned up to cheer her on! Only Miss Collins and 6th Class! She was thrilled to meet them and a few days later she actually wrote to each child individually. What a great memory to have!