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Saturday 26 July 2014

Enniscorthy CBS Class of '87 are reunited

Published 08/01/2013|10:49

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At the Enniscorthy CBS Class of 1987 Reunion in The Bailey were, front (from left): Eddie O'Leary, John Atkinson, Paul Doyle, Paul O'Gorman, Des Murphy, Billy Byrne and Noel Devereux. First row: Kieron Morrissey, John Coady, Monica Hackett, Josie...

ALMOST FIFTY former pupils of St. Mary's CBS in Enniscorthy met for a re-union in The Bailey 25 years after leaving the school. Also present were several former teachers to enjoy the stories of past escapades which were enjoyed late into the night.

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Invitations were dispatched by the organisers as far away as Australia (four) and Indonesia, while another went to Canada and Europe was well represented on the mailing list. Unfortunately, none of those living far away was able to attend though a Facebook page has been set up to allow everyone keep in contact with each other. Photos from the night have now been spread across the world via the site.

In the eighties, young pupils of the CBS listened to Dire Straits and Prince, while they watched 'MT USA' and 'Spitting Image' on television.

The atmosphere of the times was re-created in The Bailey by Seamus Doyle who provided the background music for the night.

In addition, photos from their time in St. Mary's were unearthed, starting from their early years performing in primary school concerts, through to the final class photos taken in the weeks before their Leaving Cert.

Noel Devereux welcomed everyone on behalf of the organising committee, which also included Billy Byrne, Kieran Morrissey, Seamus Doyle and David Bolger. Teachers present were Phil Bolger, Terri Talbot, Monica Hackett, Josie Foley, Donal O'Brien and Eddie Nangle as well as former school chaplain Father Bob Nolan. A donation agreed to the Michael Foley bursary fund, which assists former pupils from the CBS through third level education.

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