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In Pictures: Knockbeg Army back together for Past Pupil’s reunion

Knockbeg College’s past pupils reunited at the weekend in The Seven Oaks Hotel.

Old friends from various year groups caught up and reminisced the good old times between class groups from the 1959/1960 era right through to 2009/2010.

Many stories were exchanged and a few tales were told.

Before the reception, the new school was opened from to allow past pupils take a stroll through the grounds to see the complete transformation in what was once a home away from home for many.

Fr. Sean Maher, from the class of 1989, said a mass in the new autistic unit in memory of all deceased past pupils.

Joe Farrell from the 1995 class acted as MC on the night and introduced our guest speakers.

Fr. John Dunphy, Chairperson of the Board of Management, started with grace before dinner.

After the meal, Minister Charlie Flanagan, who is currently the President of the Knockbeg College Past Pupils Union, addressed us and recalled his account of his time in the school.

Bishop Denis Nulty, on behalf of the Trustees, said a few words and congratulated all who had worked tirelessly over many years to get the college to where it is today.

Michael Fitzpatrick, chairperson of the Dublin branch of the PPU and also a member of the 1989 class said a few words also. Finally our Principal, Mike Carew concluded the formalities.

Knockbeg College wish to thank all who made the effort to attend on the night.

All past pupils are also welcome to the AGM on Friday 24th January in the College at 7.30pm.

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Aedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn't like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise's bid to 10-in-a-row.