Students at Dublin school are hopeful they can match last year's donations which raised almost €200,000 for Focus Ireland, the Peter McVerry Trust and Home Again.
Louise Curtin was presented with the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques in recognition of her achievements in the educational and cultural spheres, and for her promotion of French language and culture.
“Even as a student, his special talents were clearly in evidence whether performing with distinction in the school opera or simply keeping his friends continually entertained."
Last year, students raised €183,000 for homeless charities and this year's sleep-out is to aid Focus Ireland, the Peter McVerry Trust and Home Again.
"The renewal of the Irish Church will be strengthened by the determination of men who see priesthood as a second life choice and respond generously."