Portora was not 100% Protestant

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In his second Roamer article on the recently beatified Father John Sullivan (May 24) Charlie Warmington states that when the young John Sullivan entered Portora in 1873 the school was 100% Protestant.

Not so: as Fr Sullivan himself recalled, there were Catholic pupils at Portora when he was a boy (just as there were in my time, just over a century after); long before Fr Sullivan was there Edward Kernan, a future Catholic Bishop of Clogher, is believed to have been a boy at the school.

C.D.C. Armstrong, Belfast, BT12