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Joseph McCann C.M., Ph.D.


From 1961 to 1988, Genevieve O’Farrell, a Daughter of Charity, was the principal of Saint Louise’s Comprehensive College in Belfast. Her many achievements as a leader of the school and within Belfast are described, along with her own formation, the events and characteristics that made her a leader, and the lessons that may be drawn from her life and career. She consistently raised the school’s academic standards and promoted service to the community even while it was surrounded by the violence of the “Troubles.”