Farewell to Delbarton Boys

Farewell to Delbarton Boys
Denis Hooper

Three boys from our sister Benedictine School in New Jersey, Delbarton School have been staying with their Glenstal Exchange partners for the past three weeks.

By all accounts the Delbarton boys were perfect Exchange guests and the Glenstal boys and their families were delighted to host them.

They were treated to lots of trips and activities during their stay and even brought hurley sticks back to the States with them. They had some explaining  to do to the staff at Shannon Airport as they wrapped the hurls up in black plastic which made them look suspiciously like rifles. Happily, the Xray machines confirmed that they were nothing more than rifle-shaped Ash woods!

The Delbarton boys are Eugenio López, Ryan Donovan & Danny Nolan. Their Glenstal Exchange partners are James Cannon, Daniel Kennedy, Liam O'Sullivan and Jack O'Sullivan...all of whom will be heading to Delbarton at the beginning of next January.

Many thanks to Prior Edward from Delbarton who organised things at the Delbarton end and who accompanied the group to Glenstal. He is always a very welcome guest at Glenstal each year.

Fr. Denis organised the Glenstal half of the Exchange.

Many thanks also to the Glenstal boys and their families who were such warm and welcoming hosts to their Delbarton guests.

Once the Glenstal boys return from Delbarton in February 2020 we will advertise next year's Exchange with the Third Years and their parents.