Familia Unimini – “Unite as Family

Aherne House was named for Mrs Marian Aherne (nee Parker), co-founder of Girton in 1884 with Miss Alice Hill (later Mrs Alice Millward). Mrs Aherne was the daughter of a British soldier and was born in Ireland (Co Cork). She was a staunch Catholic. She excelled in languages, (especially French) Music and Singing in particular.

Mrs Aherne was said to have had “eyes which struck terror into many a young offender”.