Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington are always the last school in Laois to hold their debs and they stuck once again with their late September date this year.
Students from the mixed school right on the Laois-Offaly bordered gathered in town’s Top Square on Friday evening and the atmosphere and style was of the highest order, as you could only expect for such an occasion.
One young couple went over and above to arrive in style, with an impressive New Holland tractor the transport of choice that ensured plenty of attention from onlookers and debutantes alike.
On a big weekend of county final football action, there was plenty of GAA chat too.
A number of the Colaiste Iosagain students had county finals to look forward to on Saturday – with the O’Dempsey’s contingent and the Courtwood crew with respective junior and intermediate finals to prepare for.
It didn’t stop them dressing up and going to the debs of course but the plan was to be gone by 10pm and home safely in bed to prepare for their big matches.
Ribena also seemed to be the drink of choice for those young players – and not anything stronger – and players from the two clubs also happily organised themselves for our photographer could get quick snap of them.
Julie Anne Miller was present to get a massive selection of images and you can enjoy them all here.