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Re: St Malachy's College
« Reply #750 on: December 15, 2017, 06:51:28 PM »
Was a pupil at the college from 1964 until 1971. Have very clear memories of all the teachers, the physical layout of the school and the unique relationships between boarders and day boys. Survived it nonetheless.

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« Reply #751 on: December 15, 2017, 09:55:32 PM »
 Well done Alliance :)
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« Reply #752 on: January 16, 2018, 10:02:23 AM »
Was a pupil at the college from 1964 until 1971. Have very clear memories of all the teachers, the physical layout of the school and the unique relationships between boarders and day boys. Survived it nonetheless.

I was also there '64-'71 Alliance

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« Reply #753 on: July 29, 2018, 12:10:24 AM »
Calling all 70's past pupils !

It's been seven months since a post on this thread.

Most of the 51 pages have been a wonderful collage of experience up to the late 60's.

Maybe it's now time for the 70's classes to put their thoughts here to allow today's pupils the opportunity to read about our experiences, and our teachers, during what would be termed today as a civil war, not the 'TROUBLES'.

Frankly, I couldn't deal with that period in my life until now, but after reading this thread it's too good to die?

We will find out!

I started in 72   Junior 1C  .. any takers?

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Re: St Malachy's College
« Reply #754 on: August 07, 2018, 03:47:53 AM »
I am looking for late 50's to early 60;s x-students.
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« Reply #755 on: October 24, 2018, 06:28:37 AM »
My father, Pat Lee, then possibly known as Patsy Lee, attended St. Malachy's from ~1947 or '48 through ~'52 or '53. After St. Malachy's, he went to Queen's and qualiied in Medicine in '59. He did a houseofficer's year at the Belfast City Hospital, then Contactor's Bureau, and then an obstetric flying squad for about 6 more months. He married my mother, a Midwife, in 1960 in St. Brigid's, Derryvolgie, off the Malone. They left for America on the "America" or the "United States," (I am not sure which of the two ships) from Cork to Southampton, then on to New York. He was from South Down, in the farmland area between Castlewellan and Ballynahinch. Does anyone remember Pat Lee? He passed away some years ago, quite young, and I would be grateful if anyone had any recollections, old photos, old documenets/certificates, or anything at all relevant to him or his class who finished in ~'52 or '53. Warm Regards to All

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« Reply #756 on: November 21, 2018, 12:41:49 PM »
One thing I could never understand was the post of Dean of Discipline. Many or most of the teachers seemed perfectly prepared to use the cane or the strap, so what was the point of having a Dean of Discipline to do the same thing? Just curious.

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« Reply #757 on: December 23, 2018, 08:10:50 PM »
Was at SMC from 1969-76. Have noticed that stickyra, sj, marshmallow and one or two others might be of my vintage. Generally stayed under the radar, so have only a few horror stories to impart, but lots of good/funny stuff.

So, does anyone from 1970/71 remember 'Malachy's for Mexico' chant (the All-Ireland GAA Schools Football Final) in Dublin, against a school from Cork, I think? (we lost!).

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« Reply #758 on: December 23, 2018, 09:01:00 PM »
I am looking for late 50's to early 60;s x-students.
I was there 56 to63
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« Reply #759 on: December 26, 2018, 01:46:55 AM »
 I came from Bearnageeha in 1959 and left in 1961.? :)  I passed Junior so was 15 when I came to St Malachy's .    ;)
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Re: St Malachy's College
« Reply #760 on: December 26, 2018, 03:47:11 AM »
I started in 1958 and finished in 1964.

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« Reply #761 on: December 26, 2018, 03:48:29 AM »

So, does anyone from 1970/71 remember 'Malachy's for Mexico' chant (the All-Ireland GAA Schools Football Final) in Dublin, against a school from Cork, I think? (we lost!).
If the chant had anything to do with a certain member of the office staff, then I do. Looking back on it now, it was pretty cruel to single out someone who was just doing his job, although at the time it was funny. It's lucky that we grow up, really.

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« Reply #762 on: February 26, 2019, 12:03:46 AM »
Hi !. I was a boarder at St. Malachys from 1948 to 1952.  I remember Pat Lee as a rather tall,reserved student.  Not much help I'm afraid. Very sorry to hear that he has passed away.  My time at the College was uneventful.  I got the odd thumping from the teachers but probably deserved it.  Nothing like the students experienced in later years.  Good luck.  Peter

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« Reply #763 on: February 26, 2019, 09:06:34 AM »
I started in 1958 and finished in 1964.

Hi Brian, good to see you're still going strong!
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« Reply #764 on: February 26, 2019, 09:14:29 AM »
My Great Uncle, W.D. Broderick (Bass) was the Choirmaster / Director of Music way back in 30s & 40s. Died in 1946.
Wonder if the College hold any archived of him?. I think ill Drop them a line.