GRANGES ROAD AND NEARBY – KILKENNY
I could hear thunder but it did not actually rain during my visit to the area.
I thought that name was Grange Road rather than Granges Road. It is interesting to note that Loreto has a school on Grange Road in Dublin and a school on Granges Road in Kilkenny.
Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny is a Roman Catholic voluntary secondary school for girls in Kilkenny. It was founded by the Sisters of Loreto in 1868 as a boarding and day school for girls. Its first home was, for a brief time, in Patrick Street. The sisters and school then moved to the building that now is home to the Good Shepherd Centre. A new campus was completed on the Granges Road in 1980 when the school transferred to its present location. In 1984 the boarding section was discontinued.
Since 1980, the main school building has been expanded on a number of occasions, providing more classroom space, science laboratories and a preparation room as well as a music/drama room. Further developments included the construction of a new sports hall and astro turf hockey pitch. Yet another extension, with a was completed in August 2013.