Former Crescent College Comprehensive pupil Eimear Delaney took part recently in a video conversation with Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick. In the interview for the Limerick diocesan website, Eimear reflects on what it was like starting college (NUIG) in lockdown, her involvement in youth ministry in Limerick, her Jesuit Education in Crescent College, and her personal faith journey.
Eimear is the daughter of Grainne Delaney, the chaplain in Crescent College. As a student, she was heavily involved in the life of the college. She was a member of the school choir, led morning prayer, and took part in the school’s social outreach programme where she spent time working in a Direct Provision Centre.
Eimear also participated in the sixth-year sleep out in aid of NOVAS, a voluntary agency that works with single people, families and children who are disadvantaged and socially excluded.
According to Crescent teacher Brendan Lunn, who is involved in faith formation, “Eimear is an excellent example of a student who lived out the ethos of Jesuit Education while she was in school. She left Crescent having a strong social justice conscience, she is competent in her studies, has compassion for the marginalised in society, and is committed to her faith.”