Since the Ursuline Sisters arrived in Ireland in 1771, they have been involved in the work of education, from Primary through Secondary and on to Third Level.The first Ursuline primary and second level schools were founded in Blackrock, Cork. From there, Sisters travelled to open schools in Thurles and Cork City. Communities founded in Waterford and Sligo were to add primary, second and third level centres of Ursuline education. Junior and secondary schools in Cabinteely, Dublin followed.Sr June Fennelly is Education Officer for Ursuline Schools in Ireland. She has had the responsibility of bringing Ursuline Schools under the umbrella of the Le Cheile Trust, which exists to protect and promote the heritage of Christian education in Ireland.