In 1990 a request was made to the Provincial Council
of the Loreto Sisters, by Pauline Logue (Sr.), in light of an
increasing awareness of disadvantage in education and in light of
the educational experience and resources available to Loreto,
that she would be given leave to move into an inner city
flats complex, for the purposes of developing
community-based educational support. There followed a period
of five years of discernment, research and dialogue
with Dublin Corporation.
On June 29th, ’95 the flat 6M was
secured by the Loreto Sisters. Sr. Pauline became the tenant of the
From June ’95 to Sept.’96 the Loreto Sisters and
colleagues worked informally with children from flat 6M, doing
artwork, music, cooking and
educational games etc. Towards the latter part of that year there
was an increasing demand for help with school homework. By Sept.
’96 there was a clear recognition of the need for an initial
educational response, namely a
‘Homework Club’ for primary and secondary level children,
based in the flats complex itself.
From July ’95 Pauline became involved
simultaneously with the newly emerging FGU. For the first year she
was a member of the FGU as ‘a concerned individual’ and from
’96 was the ‘homework club’ representative.