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Monday 27 January 2020

Fond memories for all at Ballycanew NS reunion

Kay Burke, Deirdre Kinsella, Molly Doyle and Joey Murray at St Enda’s NS 50th anniversary and grand reunion
Kay Burke, Deirdre Kinsella, Molly Doyle and Joey Murray at St Enda’s NS 50th anniversary and grand reunion

Cathy Lee

It was a trip down memory lane for all at St Enda's National School as the school marked 50 years of being on site in the centre of the community in Ballycanew.

School secretary Ann Tighe said that a nice crowd of all different ages turned out on the night.

'We laid out a lot of old photographs and memorabilia for everyone there to have a look through. I worked on setting up the event with principle Seamus Dempsey and Fr Thomas Kehoe.

'We would all like to thank everyone for coming out on the night'.

The event was held to celebrate the achievements and changes to the school, and it was a night of sharing fond memories of times gone by.

In terms of the changes in education over 50 years, Ann explained that what they have really seen most of is expansion of the need for different types of education.

'The biggest change has been the size of the school, going from five teachers to us now being on our fourth extension. We are looking to build on another two rooms, and we have an ASD unit so the school has grown'.

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