Public Notice

After consultation with some former pupils of Blackrock College/Willow Park School, the Spiritan Congregation has embarked on a Restorative Justice Process, on a pilot basis, with people who suffered abuse while attending those schools.

Initially, this Restorative Justice Process will be piloted with a cohort of former pupils of Willow Park/Blackrock College who have expressed an interest in participating in it.  Mr Tim Chapman, an experienced Restorative Justice Facilitator, has been employed to carry out this work.

On completion of the pilot phase and its evaluation, the learnings gained will be integrated into the Spiritan response to victims/survivors in future safeguarding measures.  

In the meantime, I encourage any past pupil who was abused by a Spiritan to please contact our Safeguarding Office (, 087-6709461) at their earliest convenience.

Martin Kelly CSSp.