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Moment in Time: The official opening of Mountrath CS in 2010

After many years of planning and building and weeks of preparation the day finally arrived for Mountrath Community School to celebrate it’s official opening on March 26 2010.

A large crowd from the local community gathered in the school, along with parents, dignitaries, staff and the pupils who performed for the audience.

The official blessing of the school, which took place in the new hall was celebrated by Archdeacon Murray, Bishop Moriarty and Fr Hennessy PP.

Mountrath CS brought together three schools – The Brigidine Secondary School, Patrician College Ballyfin and St Aengus in Mountrath.

During the event the history and legacy of these longstanding schools was remembered.

The red ribbon to officially open the school was cut by Sean Fleming TD.

Mountrath CS boasts state of the art facilities and is at the heart of the community in the town.

Alf Harvey was there on the special occasion and took some great pictures.

Check them out below:

Deputy Sean Fleming cuts the tape at the official opening of Mountrath Community School.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
A full housefort the official opening of Mountrath Community School.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Archdeacon John Murray; Bishop Jim Moriarty; Anne Moore, School Chaplin and Fr. Pat Hennessy PP at the official opening of Mountrath Community School.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The choir perform at the official opening of Mountrath Community School.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Enjoying the entertainment at the official opening of Mountrath Community School.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Students at the official opening of Mountrath Community School.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Matthew Delaney who gave a very moving performance of Hallelujah at the official opening of Mountrath Community School.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Some of the teaching staff at the official opening of Mountrath Community School.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Pippa Anderson, Ciara Bergin, Monica Cywinska and Jean Kennedy at the official opening of Mountrath Community School.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The choir perform at the official opening of Mountrath Community School.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Phil Duggan (RIP) and his staff serving up the excellent fare at the official opening of Mountrath Community School.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
A full house for the official opening of Mountrath Community School.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Entertaining with traditional music at the official opening of Mountrath Community School.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Taking to the floor to celebrate at the official opening of Mountrath Community School.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Caretaker Seamus Moloughney and Cllr. John Joe Fennelly at the official opening of Mountrath Community School.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

SEE ALSO – Moment In Time: Some great pictures from Rathdowney-Errill Dinner Dance in 2011

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