60th. Celebrations at Boys National Topped by Letter from President Higgins

60th. Celebrations at Boys National Topped by Letter from President Higgins

Joyous and all that the recent 60th anniversary celebrations of the Naomh Charthaigh / Castleisland Boys National School were, they were topped off with style by ‘a beautiful letter’ from President Michael D. Higgins. Known by generations of locals as ‘The Masters’¬† the school has much to look back on in terms of accomplishments including…

Photograph from the Early Days of The Masters – The Names are All In !

Photograph from the Early Days of The Masters – The Names are All In !

The task of putting names to the faces in school photographs is usually fairly straight forward as most of those included will always remember the friends they made at the time. Betty Walsh sent me this photograph from the early days of Castleisland Boys National School or Naomh Ch√°rthaigh or ‘The Masters’ as it is…

Castleisland Boys’ National School Confirmation Class 1971

Castleisland Boys’ National School Confirmation Class 1971

A confirmation class photograph taken at Castleisland Boy’s National School in 1971 and was given to me years ago by Dermot Horan. Dermot, who is included in the photograph himself, even documented the names of the class members who were missing on the day. Those on a day off when the photograph was taken were:…