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Friday 14 December 2018

Reeling in the years at St Mary's class of 1998 reunion

Michelle Furlong, Adamstown, Diane Hanton, Gusserane, Tricia O’Hanlon, Ballykelly and Annette Leacy, Dunganstown
Michelle Furlong, Adamstown, Diane Hanton, Gusserane, Tricia O’Hanlon, Ballykelly and Annette Leacy, Dunganstown
Catriona Holohan, The Rower, Mairead Boyle, Shanbough and Marie Morrissey, The Rower
Elaine Carroll, Little Cullenstown, Carol Sinnott, Palace East, Collette Tinnelly, teacher, Tara Carroll, Newbawn, Marguerite Sinnott, Clongeen and Catriona O’Sullivan, Carrickbyrne
St Marys class of 1998

David Looby

Around 30 St Mary's students from the class of 1998 enjoyed a fantastic catch up in their old classrooms and at Corcoran's bar in Irishtown, recalling the good old days.

Theresa Crowe from St Mullins organised the reunion, ten years on from the last time some of the former students had met up. Diane Hanton was over from Australia and thoroughly enjoyed catch in up with her old friends.

St Mary's principal John Michael Porter and school staff organised wine and nibbles for the women who spent a few hours going through the classrooms and catching up.

Old class photographs on the walls provided plenty of laughs and evoked vivid memories of the five years they spent at the school.

Theresa said: 'The school hadn't changed much. Everything felt the same but on a smaller scale to how we remembered it as we were much smaller then and everything looked bigger.'

The party moved over to Corcoran's where the gang enjoyed a few drinks and danced the night away.

Theresa strongly recommended people to organise a reunion, saying: 'I hadn't seen some of the girls in 20 years and they wouldn't be that far away but we are all on different walks of life. It was great night and so heartening to see so many people turn up. It was such a fantastic thing to organise and I couldn't recommend it highly enough.'

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