Centenary Ceremony on 21st June

 

Chairman of Peamount Healthcare’s Board, Donal Collins, presents President Michael D. Higgins with a bound volume of Slainte Journals from 1909

Peamount Healthcare’s official Centenary ceremony took place on Thursday, 21st June. President Michael D. Higgins and Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Councillor Caitriona Jones, joined board members, clients and their families, staff and representatives from the statutory, community, voluntary and business sectors for a morning of music, poetry, reflection and prayer. You can access a copy of President Michael D. Higgins speech to guests by following this link

This date was chosen for the ceremony as it is the exact anniversary of the acquisition of Peamount Farm by Lady Aberdeen and the Women’s National Health Association in 1912.

Almost 900 guests attended the ceremony in a marquee on the Peamount Campus. After the event guests toured the Art and Historical Exhibition in Peamount’s Recreation Dept. which traces the history of Peamount through the decades. You can download a copy of the poems and reflections recited during the Ceremony by following this link