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Dub

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« Reply #2340 on: July 15, 2019, 04:27:46 PM »
SJ, I sent you an email by gmail several days ago with two photographs attached.   Did you receive it?
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« Reply #2341 on: July 16, 2019, 02:27:26 AM »
SJ, I sent you an email by gmail several days ago with two photographs attached.   Did you receive it?
                                                                                                                           All the best.Dub.
No Alex not yet.
Maybe the e=mail is not correct.  Will send you a p.m.
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« Reply #2342 on: August 18, 2019, 03:25:46 PM »
Hello all,
Just came across this forum; St.Pat's 4A 1955 1958. Via St.Pat's, Donegall St

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« Reply #2343 on: August 18, 2019, 10:30:31 PM »
Hello all,
Just came across this forum; St.Pat's 4A 1955 1958. Via St.Pat's, Donegall St
[size=78%] Hello A. F.[/size]
[size=78%]Great to have an old hand on this thread [/size]
[size=78%]If you Joined in 1955 did you start in 2A..[/size]
[size=78%]I started in 1A and there are a few of our vintage here.[/size]
[size=78%]Tell us who was in your class and do you still live in Belfast..[/size]
[size=78%]Great to have you here. [/size] ::)
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« Reply #2344 on: August 19, 2019, 12:23:01 AM »
Hello SJ,
Coming from St.Pat,s Donegall St. age 13, I and others of similar age started in 4A. This group included people from Earl St., Hardinge St. schools etc.
The place was still being finished when we moved in no canteen, equipment still not wired up. O'Neill was Principal with Steele as Deputy.
I can only remember a couple of names from the period Oliver O'Rawe (I met once on the Antrim Rd. C.1974), Aloysius Mahomed (whom I still see occasionally, when he's over from London).
They're the only two people I've ever met since. Possibly because I went into the Merchant Navy as a Marine Radio Officer a year or so after leaving and spent most of my time away. Around the early eighties I ran into Dermot Denver who at that time was Principal of a school in the Beechmount area. He was the only member of staff I've met since.
Sorry I can't remember more names (my memory for names was always pretty bad) although I can remember more faces.
Living in Belfast.

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« Reply #2345 on: August 19, 2019, 06:38:03 AM »
Hello SJ,
Coming from St.Pat,s Donegall St. age 13, I and others of similar age started in 4A. This group included people from Earl St., Hardinge St. schools etc.
The place was still being finished when we moved in no canteen, equipment still not wired up. O'Neill was Principal with Steele as Deputy.
I can only remember a couple of names from the period Oliver O'Rawe (I met once on the Antrim Rd. C.1974), Aloysius Mahomed (whom I still see occasionally, when he's over from London).
They're the only two people I've ever met since. Possibly because I went into the Merchant Navy as a Marine Radio Officer a year or so after leaving and spent most of my time away. Around the early eighties I ran into Dermot Denver who at that time was Principal of a school in the Beechmount area. He was the only member of staff I've met since.
Sorry I can't remember more names (my memory for names was always pretty bad) although I can remember more faces.
Living in Belfast.

Hello A.F.
I can remember Aloysius Mohammid vividly.  He was the first leader of the past pupils association and in the year that he was leaving Paddy O'Neill called a meeting of students who were leaving the next year.  I can remember a chess society  and a P.P. basketball association being organised.  No doubt some other societies were founded but they escape me.  I think that the basketball association lasted for about 4 years or so.   Some members of it were Charlie Malone, Seamus Lavery, Tommy Quinn, Frank Mc Donnell, ( who might have been in your year  but all from Holy Family primary. )  Sam O'Neill, ( Star of the Sea ),Leonard Hughes, Marvin Blake,George Rooney, ( Holy Family ) and Anthony Vernon ( Millfield primary ).  Do you remember any of those names.
Did you have Billy O'Neill who taught Irish , History and Religious studies.?
Regards,
Sam O'Neill.
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« Reply #2346 on: August 29, 2019, 09:46:21 AM »
 I can remember a trip to Ballycastle with the P.P. Basketball club about 1957.  I was still at school and about 3A. :)
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« Reply #2347 on: January 22, 2020, 06:45:24 AM »
It would be good to keep this site going
    A F is the first student from the early days who has been on this site .
The school is now no longer but we should try to keep the site alive
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« Reply #2348 on: January 22, 2020, 11:39:07 AM »
SJ. Some of the Barney boys will be meeting up in Belfast for a few drinks and a chat on the 11th of Feb.
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« Reply #2349 on: January 22, 2020, 11:44:38 AM »
SJ. Some of the Barney boys will be meeting up in Belfast for a few drinks and a chat on the 11[size=78%]                                                           All the best, Dub.[/size]
Thanks Alex.
Why on 11th and will anyone come from outside Belfast
.Give my regards to those who appear  :-\
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« Reply #2350 on: January 22, 2020, 11:48:19 AM »
Thanks Alex.
Why on 11th and will anyone come from outside Belfast
.Give my regards to those who appear  :-\
Alex. Can you let them know about this website .
Hope that you are well. :)
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« Reply #2351 on: January 22, 2020, 02:25:41 PM »
SJ, Gerry arranged the get together and made it the 11th as it suited me to travel up. The usual crowd will be there and they are all aware of the forum.
 As for me, I am in good health as are all my family,
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« Reply #2352 on: January 22, 2020, 10:34:59 PM »
Hi Sam and Dub Still a few off us popping in and out Not as much time These Days Hope ye are all well as are  all the past Pupils. Where is meeting on 11th when I read date i thought my god why meet before the  12 th Then i saw the month ha ha


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« Reply #2353 on: January 23, 2020, 08:37:39 AM »
Hi Sam and Dub Still a few off us popping in and out Not as much time These Days Hope ye are all well as are  all the past Pupils. Where is meeting on 11th when I read date i thought my god why meet before the  12 th Then i saw the month ha ha

Hello Hugh
As one of the 1st pupils across the front door you should go .  Dub lives in Dublin and you don't live far away from him  ..as the crow flies??   The blokes who meet together are about two years younger than you and I.  They are a great bunch of people and many knew one another before going to the school.
How are you keeping.?    I believe that the Newington school had a large reunion recently so did you get the opportunity to go to it.  I visited Brendan Murphy from Newington recently. who was perhaps the second head prefect. Mohammid ?  who was mentioned recently might have been the first.  Brendan lives near the Gold Coast and is well and in good form :) [size=78%].[/size]
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« Reply #2354 on: January 23, 2020, 10:41:58 AM »
We meet up in Brennan's bar in Great Victoria Street at 7:30 pm. on the 11th Feb.
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