World War I Anniversary Tour

March 22, 2017

Imagine spending a day as a World War I digger, trekking the fields of Belgium in search of safety.

Imagine standing on the beaches of Normandy, reliving the D-Day landings as the Allied Forces took on the Nazis.

Imagine retracing the steps and visiting the graves of those St Patrick’s College Old Collegians who died in World War I and are buried in the famous war cemeteries at Fromelles, Villers Bretonneux (pictured), Tyne Cot and Arras.

Imagine visiting towns in Germany which were bombed in World War II by Old Collegian Laurie Larmer and meeting local citizens who wish to thank him for saving them from the Nazi reign.

Imagine spending Easter in Paris in 2018?

St Patrick’s College is offering all these opportunities, and many more, to boys currently in Years 9, 10 and 11.

In Easter next year the College will host a two-week tour to France, Belgium and Germany to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

It is expected that up to 40 boys will have the opportunity to join this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

An information night providing full details of this adventure will be held in the OCA Pavilion on Thursday, April 27 from 7pm.

Those considering attending are urged to register their interest by emailing Director of Community Development Mr Paul Nolan at