Leaving Cert class of 1968 Reunion

On Saturday June 16th the Leaving Cert class of 1968 returned to the college to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. The organising committee comprised of local stalwarts Hal Carey, Peter Gregg, John Doherty and Denis Hughes and in total 26 of the class returned to celebrate the occasion. Sadly 5 of the class are now deceased and in total the class was a little over 45 students.
The group exchanged pleasantries as they arrived one by one with some meeting classmates for the first time since walking out the avenue all of 50 years ago. The group were greeted by Principal Declan Rowley and the college treated its past pupils to tea/coffee and scones in the school canteen which was their refectory when they were students.
The group then attended mass in the school chapel where many of them as boarders at the time attended on a daily basis. The mass was celebrated by a member of the class Fr Gerry Brady. The group then had a stroll around the grounds of the school familiarising themselves with many of their old haunts.

They then moved to Viewmount House where they had dinner together and spent the evening reminiscing on their time in St Mel’s college. As the school looks forward to the future there is always a fond connection to our past and in particular our past pupils.
The class of 1969 need to start planning for next year.