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Becca McCormack (17) wearing Dress Pantry, Sean McDermot (17), Samantha Lyster (17) got her dress online and Calvin Prendegast (16) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Becca McCormack (17) wearing Dress Pantry, Sean McDermot (17), Samantha Lyster (17) got her dress online and Calvin Prendegast (16) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Shayla Fortune (17) Carries Closet and Lauren Doonan (17) Virgos at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Shayla Fortune (17) Carries Closet and Lauren Doonan (17) Virgos at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Sophie Stett (17) Carries Closet and Ross Buckley (17) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Sophie Stett (17) Carries Closet and Ross Buckley (17) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Nicole McGrain (18) wearing Rosies Closet at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Nicole McGrain (18) wearing Rosies Closet at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Chelsea O'Connor (17) wearing Peekaboo and Jordan Wright (17) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Chelsea O'Connor (17) wearing Peekaboo and Jordan Wright (17) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Leia Kearns (17) wearing Asos and Evan Scanlon (17) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hote

Leia Kearns (17) wearing Asos and Evan Scanlon (17) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hote

Shayla Fortune (17) Carries Closet at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Shayla Fortune (17) Carries Closet at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Shauna Griffin (17) wearing Retro , Leia Kearns (17) wearing Asos, Roisin O'Connor (17) wearing Light in the Box and Julia Paulauskaite (18) wearing Lipsy   at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Shauna Griffin (17) wearing Retro , Leia Kearns (17) wearing Asos, Roisin O'Connor (17) wearing Light in the Box and Julia Paulauskaite (18) wearing Lipsy at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Sophie Stett (17) wearing Carries Closet, Shayla Fortune (17) Carries Closet and Ciara Kavanagh dress online at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Sophie Stett (17) wearing Carries Closet, Shayla Fortune (17) Carries Closet and Ciara Kavanagh dress online at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Ciara Keogan (18) wearing Coast and Craig Ward (16) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Ciara Keogan (18) wearing Coast and Craig Ward (16) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Niamh Brennan (17) and Shauna  Griffin at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Niamh Brennan (17) and Shauna Griffin at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Rachel O'Carroll (17) wearing Rosies Closet and Keith Willis (18) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Rachel O'Carroll (17) wearing Rosies Closet and Keith Willis (18) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Aoife Robinson (17) wearing Fashion City and Stace Gibney (18) wearing Starlet  at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Aoife Robinson (17) wearing Fashion City and Stace Gibney (18) wearing Starlet at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Peter O'Sullivan (17) and Damaris Andrecut (17) wearing Dresses4Heaven at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Peter O'Sullivan (17) and Damaris Andrecut (17) wearing Dresses4Heaven at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Hannah Moore (18) Asos and Ryan Fox (17) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Hannah Moore (18) Asos and Ryan Fox (17) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Damaris Andrecut (17) wearing Dresses4Heaven at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Damaris Andrecut (17) wearing Dresses4Heaven at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Gav Maher (17) and Machaela Lynch (19) wearing Boutique Tallaght at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Gav Maher (17) and Machaela Lynch (19) wearing Boutique Tallaght at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Jessica Philips (18) wearing Meola and Austin Lynch (19) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Jessica Philips (18) wearing Meola and Austin Lynch (19) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Warren Moore (18) and Megan Cash (18) wearing The Goddess at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Warren Moore (18) and Megan Cash (18) wearing The Goddess at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Midane Francisco (17) wearing Dresses4Heaven and Nico Mvete (19) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Midane Francisco (17) wearing Dresses4Heaven and Nico Mvete (19) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Zoe Phoenix (17) and Dylan Walsh (18) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Zoe Phoenix (17) and Dylan Walsh (18) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Kloe Williamson (18) dress handmade and Cain Hutch (18) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Kloe Williamson (18) dress handmade and Cain Hutch (18) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Seon Farrell (19) and Kayleigh Donnelly (18) wearing Debenhams at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Seon Farrell (19) and Kayleigh Donnelly (18) wearing Debenhams at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Gav Maloney (17) and Jody O'Brien (17) wearing a handmade dress at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Gav Maloney (17) and Jody O'Brien (17) wearing a handmade dress at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Samantha Lyster (17) got her dress online and Calvin Prendegast (16) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Samantha Lyster (17) got her dress online and Calvin Prendegast (16) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Nadine Brennan (17) got her dress online and Daniel Phelan (16) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Nadine Brennan (17) got her dress online and Daniel Phelan (16) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Shauna Griffin (17) wearing Retro and Robert Byrne (18) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Shauna Griffin (17) wearing Retro and Robert Byrne (18) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Kirstie Hubbard (17) wearing Pamela Scott, Niamh Clement (17) wearing Alexandra Brides and Niamh Mead (17) wearing Debenhams and at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Kirstie Hubbard (17) wearing Pamela Scott, Niamh Clement (17) wearing Alexandra Brides and Niamh Mead (17) wearing Debenhams and at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Roisin O'Connor (17) wearing Light in the Box and Julia Paulauskaite (18) wearing Lipsy at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Roisin O'Connor (17) wearing Light in the Box and Julia Paulauskaite (18) wearing Lipsy at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Sean McDermot (17) and Becca McConnell (17) got her dress online (17) wearing at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Sean McDermot (17) and Becca McConnell (17) got her dress online (17) wearing at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Haylet Ledwidge (17) wearing Carries Closet and Shane Smith (17) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Haylet Ledwidge (17) wearing Carries Closet and Shane Smith (17) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

Michaela Ronan (17) wearing Philip Turner and Jordan Cahill (17) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel.

Michaela Ronan (17) wearing Philip Turner and Jordan Cahill (17) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel.

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Becca McCormack (17) wearing Dress Pantry, Sean McDermot (17), Samantha Lyster (17) got her dress online and Calvin Prendegast (16) at the New Cross College debs at the Dunboyne castle hotel

The students of New Cross College Clondalkin were left shaken and stirred after their "James Bond meets The Oscars" themed debs night.

Having congregated at the school gates, the graduating year of 2015 hopped aboard coaches and made their way to Dunboyne Castle Hotel in Meath.

The debs committee had enlisted the help of Debs Ireland to organise the glamorous and glitzy do.

Atmosphere

"There was a red carpet and giant Oscar statuettes," Roisin O'Connor told the Herald.

"It really added to the atmosphere. It was better than anything I had imagined."

There was plenty of sparkle on the red carpet with ladies opting for striking gowns and glimmering jewels while the gents went for eye-catching suits.

Having admired each other's ensembles, guests enjoyed a champagne reception before tucking into a three-course dinner.

The Debs Awards were a highlight for many, with Best Laugh going to Shayla Fortune. Then it was time to hit the dance floor.

"The DJ played a great mix of songs, everyone was jumping around and having a great night," said Roisin.

Many girls regretted bringing sky-high heels but, thankfully, there were ballet pumps for sale at the nightclub.

"They were a real life saver," Roisin said. "I think most girls were delighted to ditch the shoes."

Nostalgic

Things got a little nostalgic when the DJ played Vitamin C's 1999 hit single Graduation (Friends Forever).

"The nicest part of the night was catching up with friends and hearing what everyone had been up to since the Leaving Cert," Roisin said. "It definitely felt a little nostalgic."

Students tucked into a breakfast buffet before the coaches arrived to cart them back home to Dublin.

"I was exhausted by the end of the night," Alex Farrell said. "But it had been such an great night it was worth it."


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