Mercy Convent Class of 1972 reunite

Past students of the former Convent of Mercy Secondary School in Carrick-on-Suir from the Class of 1972 gathered at The Carraig Hotel recently for a reunion celebration.

Past students of the former Convent of Mercy Secondary School in Carrick-on-Suir from the Class of 1972 gathered at The Carraig Hotel recently for a reunion celebration.

The 40th anniversary reunion was attended by 23 members of the class some of whom travelled from as far afield as Dublin, Kerry and Bere Island in west Cork.

This was the second reunion, the Class of 1972 has celebrated. Their first was in 1992 to mark the 20th anniversary of finishing their secondary education at the Convent of Mercy on Main Street, which had boarders as well as day students.

The celebration began with a drinks reception in The Carraig followed by a dinner.

Marie Walsh, one of the reunion organisers, said it was a lovely night and a great opportunity to reel back the years and reminisce about their school days.

“We have great memories of the Convent of Mercy on Main Street. Half the students were from Carrick-on-Suir and the other half were from around the country. It was a great night and as you can see from the photo we are still smiling after all these years,” she said.

Marie was one of a committe of four past students from the Class of ‘72 that organised the celebration.

The others were Mary Flynn from Rathgormack, Ann Mansell from Joanstown and Anne Drohan from Ballyneale.

Marie, who is the manager of the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre in Carrick-on-Suir, paid tribute to The Carraig Hotel, which “pulled out all the stops” to ensure they had a wonderful night.