Enid’s New Life

Emily enrolled Enid in her new school Alexandra College in Dublin. At the time the school was on Earlsfort Terrace on the same street Emily attended it’s sister college, the Irish Clergy Daughter’s school. Where Emily attended school as a boarder Enid was a day pupil and stayed with her aunt Emily’s friend  Colm O’Loughlin, one of the people pivotal in the setting up of Scoil Acla.

Colm Ó Lochlainn 1892 – 1972

William Gerard O’Loughlin was born in Dublin on the 11th of October 1892. His father John O’Loughlin was a travelling sales representative for a printing company. His mother was a Delia (Bridget) Carr from Limerick City whose family were wealthy and in the printing business. Read more

Before Enid had a chance to settle she would be renamed Siobhan the more’ Irish’ version of of her name, be initiated into the Gaelic League and meet all her aunt Emily’s friends.

Photo thanks to John ‘Twin’ McNamara

Colm Ó Lochlainn