ST. CONLETH'S NEWS

Yuletide Bonanza!

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A TYer reports on their super-successful Christmas Fair: The TY Christmas tree fair all started in the TY  Room, late …more

Please Speak Up!

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Actually, it is quite a rare occurrence that a St. Conleth’s teacher needs to ask students to ‘speak up’: it …more

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The So-Young Quartet!

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Everyone knows that Conlethians are the coolest of cats and that 28 Clyde Road is hipster heaven but last Friday we …more

A Junior School Jumble!

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Shhhh!  Seniors are sitting exams in the spanking-new Performance Hall (reviews of said performances to follow) but the Juniors are …more

Big Bang Theorists!

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Edgar Allen Poe opened his ‘Sonnet: To Science’ thus: Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art!  Who alterest all …more

Sisters in Arms!

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  We already were very impressed with Ms. Speller and Ms. Leary’s hockey programme as the girls were turning out in numbers …more

The Joy of Poetry!

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CityWest was the suitably grand setting for the ceremony at which Second Year Joymarita Rajinikanth received her first place prize in the …more

Junior School Goes Hi-Def!

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Junior School Principal Tony Kilcommons had a dream, and despite the inevitable construction delays and the almost-as-inevitable Irish tendency to undercut …more

Renaissance Women!

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We already had a bit of a reputation as a school for ‘culture vultures’: last week’s extracurriculars will only seal …more

Art Nouveau!

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It has taken a little while to get the new Art Room settled down, but Ms. Halpin and her art …more

Excusez-moi!

Our French debating Team!

We have been sitting on this report on the St. Conleth’s French Debating Team by Maria Azzia for weeks and …more

A New Hall-oween!

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We miss Mr. Kelleher everyday at St. Conleth’s but there are certain days on which we miss him more.  Halloween …more

The Pro Shots Are In!

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Yes, we entertained you with those live-action shots of the Class of 2017 Debutants Ball, but even the iPhone 8+, …more

Maths Week Unlimited!

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This just in from Ms. NiAonghusa, St. Conleth’s Assistant Principal and Maths teacher (and Head Implementer of the Age of …more

Drama Kids Rule!

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The fencers and the debaters who have dominated the social scene at St. Conleth’s (and these pages) for some time …more

A Geordie Joust!

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Splendid news from the fencing front! James Moriarty-Smyth ended the Newcastle campaign with Bronze and 3rd place in Boys Under …more

Guidance News!

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The Guidance Department at St. Conleth’s never sleeps. You read below about Mr. Carvill’s invitation/shanghaiing of last year’s high-fliers.  Meanwhile, …more

Back to Work!

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St. Conleth’s College (Prep, Junior and Senior Schools) is open for all business on Wednesday, October 18th!

Le retour des aventuriers!

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This just in from Mr. J-Poz, notre meilleur (et seulement!) journaliste: Quel magnifique weekend! Sunday the 8th of October, 7:30am, and …more

Soccer Stars!

5th/6th Form Soccer Team gives it their all at the AIJS Tournament, winning 1 and drawing 2 and narrowly missing the SFs!

Rugby took a back seat on Saturday for the Fifth and Sixth Form team which represented the school at the …more

It’s All in the Mind!

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Mr. Porzadny is the starship Enterprise of the St. Conleth’s faculty, bolding going where no Conlethian teacher has gone before… …more

Campfire Fun!

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Do you remember when retreats involved a lot of hushed voices, hastily drawn symbolic etchings and vague expressions of well-being? …more

Ladies Who Brunch!

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It is recently established tradition at St. Conleth’s whereby each September, after the dust settles, the girls are invited to …more

A Historic Goal!

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Never mind the final result (a respectable 3-1 loss to Our Lady’s Grove)…. never mind the fact that the girls, …more

A Friend Remembers Ishan

Ishan bravely took the stage alone on Transition Year Night and gave a beautiful solo performance.

This past Thursday, St. Conleth’s held a memorial prayer service and informal get-together to remember and honour the recently deceased …more

Jolly Hockey Sticks!

Hannah gets in goal for the first time in preparation for the first League match!

The old line, ‘Jolly Hockey Sticks!’, may have been originally intended as a ‘reverse snobbery’ slur by the begrudgers against …more

Words of Wisdom

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Alumni (and alumnae) are constantly dropping in at 28 Clyde Road, and the door is always open to those past …more

No Rest For Our Fencers!

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While other kids their age were home lost in the Amazing World of Gumball, the Moriarty-Smyths were living real-life adventures as …more

Back with a Bang!

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Alas, the Kevin D. Kelleher Wing is not quite finished (builders and their promises!) and we must wait a little …more

So it Begins…

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Yes, the sun is shining once more for the beginning of State Exam Season!  Remember, showing up is half the …more

And the Winner is…

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Mr. ODulaing avoided any Oscars-style adventures at the Annual Awards Assembly and, aided by the ivory-tinkling of Sam Lynch and the …more

Latina in Gramina!

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‘filia, consuetis ut erat comitata puellis, errabat nudo per sua prata pede…‘  So begins one of the most famous sections of …more

Grand Designs

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Somewhere back in the mists of time, not long after the Norman invasion itself, Mr. Peter Gallagher inaugurated a Castle-building …more

TY Nuacht: Cáiliúil!

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Mr. Ahern has made up for the disappointment amongst his many fans for not extending his scoring streak in the Staff/6th Year …more

Great Sports!

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The exodus from one side of Dublin 4 to the other began at breaktime, and though we lost a few …more

Fencing for Free!

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Whenever chess makes the headlines, the other great Conlethian tradition, fencing, is sure to follow!  Luke Sherlock, Sixth Form and …more

Friday Night Lights!

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In Texas, if you ain’t at the high-school football game on a Friday night, you’re either a communist or something …more

The End of the Debate

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Yes, the motion has been carried: St. Conleth’s is the pre-eminent school in the country for student debating.  We have seen …more

Up and Over!

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The 2017 AIJS Athletics Meeting was hosted  by St Conleth’s in sunny Irishtown Stadium on Wednesday 26th April. Sixteen teams …more

Orator Maximus!

3rd Year Maxime St-Jean was crowned last night as the winner of the UCD Leinster Junior Debating Competition.

Like a true Classical gentleman, St. Conleth’s Third Year Maxime St-Jean can best you both in the gymnasium and at the rostrum. …more

Illuminati Confirmed!

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Well, our Sixth Formers may not quite be members of that mysterious group of elites who secretly control the world …more

Sammy Sings us into Summer!

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Do you remember ‘Right Said Fred’?  Musical tastes change with the times, and sometimes quite quickly, especially at St. Conleth’s, …more

Pass that Baton!

Students get to guest conduct during the visit of the No. 1 Army Band!

Conlethian kids are many things… intelligent, athletic, creative, devilishly handsome, knowledgeable about LOTR and Star Wars trivia… all the important …more

Socceroos!

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Only in the Junior School Annual Internal Soccer League could you find a final pairing of Boca Juniors V Falkirk! …more

The Offensive Continues!

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The Conleth’s fencing contingent has been in action again both domestically and abroad. Saturday 25th March saw James, Myles and …more

A Week in the Life…

Emilio wins the St. Conleth's Spelling Bee and makes the 4th Round of the Eason's Dublin Final!

… of St. Conleth’s.  The pupils and teachers of both the Junior and Senior Schools have us run ragged trying …more

Port Out, Starboard Home!

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The luxurious setting for the Parents Associations Annual Social Event was the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dún Laoghaire and the Conlethian …more

Barbarians at the Gate!

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Drogheda is known for the Laurence Gate, an impressive medieval barbican, and the imposing fortress of the Millmount, with all …more

TY Info Night, Tonight!

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What have these guys and girls been up to? Lots!  From their daily classroom-based projects through their Thursday trips around …more

Check Mates

Adam, Anthony, Guy, Ethan and OIsín with their trophies for Fourth Place in Leinster.

At some schools, the rugby guys are the BMOCs (Big Men on Campus) and they swagger around the place, throwing …more

Francophonic Fun!

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We must admit that sometimes here at stconleths.ie we enter the ‘post-truth’ media world, especially when we are fed only …more

They’re Baaaack!

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Preparations for the annual Past Pupils Dinner is quite similar to those made before the visit of a head of …more

Bronze Blade Buddies!

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Under the watchful eye of Maître David Couper, our Senior School Fencing Captain Michael Li put Stephen Rockett through his fencing ‘paces’ …more

Ethos Affirmed!

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With students and teachers from across the globe, it is very evident that have a diverse community at St. Conleth’s and we are …more

Cross Country Army!

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Mr. Keenan does not do things by halves: when we say that sport at St. Conleth’s is all about participation, …more

Alumnae Illuminatae

Special guest Peter Gallagher and Diana Spencer in Birmingham at her Inaugural Lecture.

With the St. Conleth’s Past Pupil’s Dinner just around the corner (March 3rd: tickets), we thought this might be the appropriate time …more

On That Point!

Conor, Oisín and Simon are into the Leinster Schools Debating Senior Semifinals as Individuals.

We teachers at St. Conleth’s should get extra battle pay, but not quite for the same reason that they pay …more

Active Maths!

Our IMTA Sixth Year Maths Team: Sean, Oscar, Colin and Aonghus.

Maths whizzes from all over Leinster had to reorganise their usually hectic Friday night social schedules to attend the Irish Mathematics …more

DELF Days Are Here Again!

TYs sit the prestigious DELF oral and written French exam.

Is that a whiff of Chanel mixing with the scent of curry wafting from the cafeteria?  Did a well-dressed and stylishly-coiffed professeur …more

The Three Conlethians!

Three Conlethians earn Chorister Bronze medals!

You have heard of ‘The Three Tenors’ and  maybe even ‘The Three Priests’, Irish singers who have taken the vocal world …more

Fun with Science!

Having hands-on fun down at the Young Scientists!

Sixth Form may have done the hard work but all the Junior classes enjoyed their visits to the Young Scientists …more

Christmas Crooners

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The Senior School Choir is at the heart of everything that we do musically  at St. Conleth’s- in fact, it …more

Carols agus Ceol!

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Over the past few weeks our classroom lectures, discussions and slumbers have been pleasantly accompanied by the sweet notes wafting …more

Christmas Brain!

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The kids know it… formally loquacious teachers who previously lectured continuously (if tangentially) for the full forty minutes of every …more

Madchester!

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Mr. Keenan, a Manchester trip stalwart, was thrilled to be back on the proper (red) side of Manchester, even though the …more

Book Fair Fun!

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We only stopped in at the Junior School Parent Association’s Book Fair for a few minutes but it was long …more

…and it’s Good!

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Can you imagine the pressure on young Liam Reilly’s shoulders as he lined up his conversion attempt in the waning …more

Fencing, Here and There!

The Northern Ireland Junior Foil U-14 Finalists: two Conlethians!

The half-term closed with Maître David Couper, with the able assistance of Michael Li, our Senior School Fencing Captain, supervising …more

The Real Debate

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Are you growing tired of listening to The Donald and Hillary fill the airwaves with grandly overheated but ultimately vacuous …more

Le retour des aventuriers!

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This just in from Mr. J-Poz, notre meilleur (et seulement!) journaliste: Quel magnifique weekend! Sunday the 9th, 7:30am, and Clyde road …more

Nouvelles de Donegal!

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We have been warned by the Spanish Department to stop ‘winging it’ with Google Translate, so we will wait instead …more

I’m in the ESB…

Mr. Ahern and friends at the ESB website launch. (Picture Colm Malady / Fennells - Copyright© Fennell Photography 2016)

Ah, they are the words which generations of Irish mothers would have given their right arms to hear uttered by their …more

The Results Are In…

Daniel Gilligan and Philip O'Hanrahan, Dynamic Debating Duo... now doing Law & Political Science and History & Politics at Trinity.

Yes, the 2016 Leaving Certificate results have been in our office for a while, but unfortunately this reporter did not benefit …more

Just Talk It Over…

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Sage advice on most occasions and here at St. Conleth’s we practise what we preach by getting in more preachers… well speakers, more …more

No Free Lunch?

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Parents’ Lunches are starting tomorrow, Wednesday the 7th, with our first guests being Senior School First Year Parents.  Soon will …more

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There is one period of instruction in the computer room for each form from our computers teacher Mr. Travers. The …more

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All classes in the Junior School receive one period of music tuition per week: music theory, as well as instruction …more

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For students who want to develop their skills further, there is after school Coding Classes run by the Academy of …more

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A fun activity that provides children with the basics of food preparation as well as an introduction to hygiene and …more

India Calling…

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…well, tweeting, that is!  India Expedition leaders Gav Maguire and Dolores Kelly are old hat at the ‘intrepid explorers’ thing …more

After-School Care

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Since September 2012 St. Conleth’s has run its After School Programme in collaboration with One of a Kind. The After …more

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30th May 2016 Dear Parents, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Form will return to school on Monday 29th August …more

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My name is Mark and I will be running the canteen this year. Our aim is to provide simple home …more

Uniform Guidelines

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Why is it important? The school uniform identifies us as Conlethians, both to ourselves and to the surrounding community. The …more

Communications

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Text Messaging Service The School use a text messaging service to alert parents of pupil absences and to send reminders …more

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Welcome Boys to Fifth Year Letter 2016-2017 PDF Welcome Girls to Fifth Year Letter 2016-2017 PDF

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First Year Multi-Sports Camp In August, St. Conleth’s College will be running a Multi-Sports Camp for incoming 1st year students in …more

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Dear Parent, We look forward to welcoming your son/daughter into First Year in St Conleth’s College on Monday 29th August …more

And So It Begins…

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Just as in the climactic scene of Macbeth (or Lear for this year’s LCers!), the elements have conspired to provide …more

One More Round…

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…of golf and other end-of-term Junior School News:  The annual Junior School Golf outing in Stepaside resulted in defending champion …more

Civil War!

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Batman vs. Superman.  Captain America vs. Iron Man.  Hunter vs. Hunter.  Once again, the two Hunter brothers fought out the …more

Super Spellers!

Super Spellers: Gold...

As an English teacher of some 20 years we have seen a marked decline in some traditional academic skills, coinciding …more

The Writest Stuff!

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Among the many end-of-term events and activities, one of the most eagerly awaited is the announcement of the winner of …more

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

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St. Conleth’s College Anti-Bullying Policy Our Ethos and Vision Every student in St Conleth’s College is entitled to participate in …more

Mathlete, Squared

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Fifth Form Richard Sheahan kept the St. Conleth’s Maths flag flying, topping the national leaderboard for his age group for the second …more

Cars and Girls

JP McGilligan Award for Best TY Pupil- James McDonnell

Did we take the wrong turn somewhere in the late 60’s, when Brian Wilson retreated to his room and stopped singing …more

A Fond Farewell

Hannah Collins, School Captain in 2016...now doing Business and Law at UCD.

Master of Ceremonies Mr. Carvill presided over a fitting finale to the Graduating Class of 2016’s   time at St. …more

Game of Thrones

Miki and Suyash, the 2016 St. Conleth's Chess Tournament Finalists.

During the glorious heyday of the late Republic and the early Empire, no event was more important to the lifeblood …more

Merci Beaucoup!

The boys get down to work on the Delf exam.

Recently Sixth Form joined our Transition Years in being the first students in Ireland to take on the challenging French written …more

Dirty, Dirty Leeds…

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When Don Revie’s Leeds team was dominating the old English First Division, beaten opponents would sometimes moan about the tactics …more

Fencers Finishing Strongly!

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The Moriarty-Smyth and Sherlock brothers have continued their lunges up the junior fencing rankings!  Once again both bands of  brothers performed extremely …more

Junior Soccer Stars!

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Junior School had their annual internal soccer blitz in Herbert Park on Tuesday 10thMay.  Referee/organiser Mr Keenan and Alex O’Brien …more

Fun Getting Fit in France!

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First and Second Years (and brave professeurs Carvill, Porzadny and deBhal) picked up a bit of vocabulaire and a lot of sore muscles on …more

Give Until It Hurts

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Remember the young man who enthusiastically offered himself as a disciple to Jesus, but then opted for ‘Plan B’ when …more

Easy Riders

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Instructor Noel is delighted with the cycling skills of our 6th Formers at the CycleSafe class every Thursday. Spatial constraints in …more

Calling all Sailors!

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The Senior School’s recent sailing success at the Leinster Championships was in part due to the participation of Trevor Bolger, …more

Serve’s Up!

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After the success of our chess players and sailors recently, it is the turn of our tennis players to take …more

The PPU Are Coming!

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Actually, the bad, old days when the looming Annual Dinner of the Past Pupils Union was viewed by Mr. Kelleher and …more

In Dogs We Trust!

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The Egyptians may have worshipped cats but too many of us subscribe to the Edith Wharton description of ‘snakes in …more