Great days of more than 50 years ago recalled at Clonmel school reunion

Clonmel school reunion

Liam Flynn, Paudie O'Reilly, Ken Conway and Tom Power (all 1967) and Jim Keating (1963) attended the Clonmel High School 1963-67 reunion at Hotel Minella.

Hotel Minella was the venue for a lively and entertaining Clonmel High School Reunion for the 1963 and 1967 Leaving Certificate classes, together with a few "strays" from other years who were made more than welcome.

Proceedings opened with a Mass celebrated by Clonmel man and High School past-pupil, Fr. Charles Timoney, who spoke of his experiences as a White Father (Missionaries of Africa) at home and abroad.  

Former classmates who had passed on to their eternal reward were fondly remembered at the Mass.

Above -  At the 1963-1967 Clonmel CBS High School reunion at Hotel Minella were Joe Butler, 1965; Clem Day, 1963; Dick Grant, 1963 and Michael Bowe, 1966.

Tony Redmond spoke on behalf of the 1963 class and wittily recalled life in the High School in the early 1960s.

Ken Conway, on behalf of the 1967 class, fondly recalled the good times and many school friends.

Above -  Liam Tobin, 1967; John Burke, 1967; Michael Vokes, 1967 and Philip Carron, 1967 enjoyed the Clonmel CBS High School 1963-67 reunion at Hotel Minella.

Memories, reminiscences and recollections were the order of an entertaining and fun evening with so many almost-forgotten or faintly remembered happy occasions brought to mind, again evoking much laughter and joviality.

It was wonderful for everyone to meet and greet old school friends again, exchange pleasantries and revive the memory banks at what was a very successful and convivial gathering.

Below -  At the 1963-1967 Clonmel CBS High School reunion were Noel Patterson, 1967; Stephen Mackey, 1967; Donal de Buitléir, 1967 and Michael Hayes, 1967.