St Patrick’s College, Strathfield stands on the lands of the Wangal clan of the Dharug people.
We acknowledge their stewardship of the earth and pay our respects to elders, past, present and emerging.


A start in Waterford.

In 1779, Edmund’s uncle Michael, a maritime merchant took him on as an apprentice in what was the second busiest shipping port in the world. It was only six years later that Edmund, aged 23, took over ownership of the business when his uncle passed away. Waterford became the base for Edmund’s work throughout the remainder of his life.

Brother Peader Gleeson takes us on a walking tour of present day Waterford, showing places of significance in the life of Edmund.