Did you Start School in Castleisland in September 1983

School 1983If you started your school-going life at Scoil Muire Gan Smal in Castleisland in September 1983, this photograph will bring back memories for you.

As a test for our interested readers we decided to hold the names until tomorrow morning.

We have a list of all the names in the order in which they appeared in the photograph – but there would be no fun in publishing them at this stage.

So, take a trip back in time and see how you fare in this memory test – safe in the knowledge that the full list of names will be added here in the morning. Have fun.

We hope you had fun remembering the faces and names of the photograph. Here is the full list with a promise of more from the archives very soon. We’re amazed at the reaction and grateful to all who took the time to like and share. We hope you are all well where-ever in the world you find yourself.

Front from left:  Eileen O’Brien, Liam O’Connor, Lisa Mahony-Doyle, Caitriona Riordan, Maeve Breen, Helen O’Connor and Denise Lenihan.

Second row from left: Elizabeth Broderick, Frances Shanahan, Una Reidy, Joanne O’Sullivan, Jacqueline Fleming, Grainne Browne, Barry Dillon, SIobhan Hewitt, Jimmy Kearney and Gillian McCarthy.
Third row from left:  Martina Prendiville, Caroline O’Connor, Edel Murphy, Seamus Horan, Kevin Kennelly, Therese Drummond, Amanda Kennedy, Dan Walmsley and Josephine McCarthy.

Fourth row from left: Finbarr Courtney, Kay Buckley, Micheál Reidy, Michael Moriarty, Denis Casey, Conor O’Sullivan, MIchael Barry, Joseph Reynolds and Lee Mangan.

Back row from left: Ian O’Connell, Mary Frances Wolfe, teacher; Sharon Stack, Mary Riordan and Thomas Kelliher.   ©Photograph: John Reidy  / September 1983