On the feast day of the Immaculate Conception, 8th December 1919, four Salesians, led by Fr Sutherland, arrived in Copsewood House, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick. They opened an Agricultural College, the first foundation of the Salesians in Ireland.
On the 8th December 2018 we have celebrated the opening Mass of the Year of Centenary Celebration in the Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christinas in the Salesian House in Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick.