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Moment in Time: A visit to Castletown NS in 2001

Principal Ms Teresa McCormack with her pupils.

Our photographs this week from Alf Harvey’s archives capture his visit to Castletown NS in 2001.

In the year after the turn of the Millennium, the young students in Castletown had their whole lives in front of them.

The photographs were taken 20 years ago, at the start of a new century.

It was a time long before WiFi and ubiquitous smart phone use.

In an era before Fitbits and fidget spinners, the students amused themselves in the yard with sporting activities and a spin on bikes and a go-kart.

Obviously hurling must have been popular in the rural school, as some of the young students have since made their way through the hurling ranks.

The early 2000s were years in which Castletown commanded the Senior hurling scene in Laois, and you might even spot a Castletown senior hurler or two in the pictures.

Check out all the pictures below:

Warren Delaney, Paul Harding and Cyril Fitzpatrick, 4th class.
Loughlin Hegarty, John Treacy, James Dooley and Paul Croke in 3rd class.
Favourite time for these junior infants, lunch time, from left: Evan Cuddy, Ronan Lyons, James Byrne and James Treacy.
Senior infants, from left: Robert Fitzgerald, Niall Lyons, Paul Ramsbottom, Glen Morrison, Christopher Dooley and James Mullaney.
Teacher Ms Lenora Lyons with her two in 2nd class Darragh Lyons and Liam Phelan.
Principal Ms Teresa McCormack with her pupils.
Having fun at break time…Eddie Marnell, John Gaughan, Peter Fleming and Edmund Tobin-Smith.

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