Craft Fair at St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt

| November 14th, 2013

The Craft Fair is an annual event organised by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). It is an opportunity for all connected with the school to display and share their creative talents in support of the school.

St. Mary’s Grammar School in Magherafelt, Co Derry, was established as a post-primary school by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux who came to the town  in 1889.

Although it is now under lay management, there are many reminders of those who founded it. At the entrance there is a welcoming mat with the Holy Family crest. In Cafe Bordeaux, you can enjoy a cup of tea, graciously served by the students on Fair day.

From left: Sr. Margaret, HF Lay Associate, Srs. Sophie and Frances

Quite a few Holy Family Sisters are alumni of the school and the small community in the town still retain links with it. Sr. Margaret Bradley, a former Principal of the Primary School, had a table at the Fair on which she set out a variety of craft and art work – knitting and crochet, stone, card and picture painting. All proceeds from Sr. Margaret’s work were destined for Holy Family missions in Sri Lanka.Sr. Sophie Bastiampillai hfb, from Sri Lanka and currently working in England with her country men and women, was very happy to be present for the occasion.




The Crowded Hall