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frankie1961

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Re: St Thomas' School - Whiterock Road
« Reply #510 on: November 16, 2015, 06:55:48 PM »
Delaney s from moyard ? Had he a sister called Angela ?

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« Reply #511 on: November 17, 2015, 12:06:41 AM »
Yea he was from moyard and had a sister called angela and ann

AL CAPONE

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Re: St Thomas' School - Whiterock Road
« Reply #512 on: November 18, 2015, 07:32:15 PM »
He probably knows my uncle, Brendan Garland, who lives in Gransha. Brendan is in his 80's now and has a great interest in local/family history.

I knew the Garlands well, my oul neighbours. :)

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Re: St Thomas' School - Whiterock Road
« Reply #513 on: November 18, 2015, 08:38:34 PM »
Paul delaney he wud have only been 44 in October there

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Re: St Thomas' School - Whiterock Road
« Reply #514 on: November 22, 2015, 12:38:08 PM »

GandT

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Re: St Thomas' School - Whiterock Road
« Reply #515 on: November 22, 2015, 05:34:49 PM »


Danny Rooney is the teacher here and I think I may spot Frank Dawson among the footballers??

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Re: St Thomas' School - Whiterock Road
« Reply #516 on: December 22, 2015, 09:41:17 PM »
Anybody know if there were class photos taken in the 60s?

johnnymac

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Re: St Thomas' School - Whiterock Road
« Reply #517 on: December 23, 2015, 04:33:26 PM »
I was there 1962-69, 1B to 7B,  I don't recall ever having a class photo taken.

Clint

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« Reply #518 on: December 23, 2015, 08:20:04 PM »
Thanks johnnymacI was there 62 to 66 1D to 4d. I didn't think they did.
Just checking. You must've done something very wrong to be kept there
so long.   

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« Reply #519 on: December 23, 2015, 11:57:00 PM »
Some of the teachers there inspired me to go on and get my 'O' levels and 'A' Levels. There were not too many of us doing 'A' levels in 1969.

I was in 1D for a very short time in September, 1962, before they booted me up to the 'B' stream. You may remember Gerry Crossin who was in that 1D class of '62. We both recently became OAP's!

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Re: St Thomas' School - Whiterock Road
« Reply #520 on: December 24, 2015, 01:24:30 AM »
Yes I remember the name. Once we sat the Jr tech exam,
we automaticaly left school. Did Gerry work in some
housing trust?

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« Reply #521 on: December 24, 2015, 08:32:28 AM »
Yes, he worked for 'Habitat For Humanity' for a number of years. I did a little bit to help out with their project in the Beechmount area in the mid '90's. The late Fr Gerry Reynolds attended the opening ceremony. Gerry Crossin's eldest son, Martin, is well known for the making and playing of the Irish pipes.

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Re: St Thomas' School - Whiterock Road
« Reply #522 on: December 24, 2015, 09:31:08 PM »
That's were I saw him last, near Iris drive.
We were installing the electric supplies to
the buildings.

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Re: St Thomas' School - Whiterock Road
« Reply #523 on: December 26, 2015, 06:23:17 PM »
went till it for a year 1970,cant believe some of the praise being give out here to the so called teachers beating kids.wasnt long stopping when the trouble s started.

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Re: St Thomas' School - Whiterock Road
« Reply #524 on: December 28, 2015, 02:53:28 PM »
I had the late Brother Hanley as a P7 teacher in St Aidan's 1961-62. He took no prisoners but he was a hard man and expected his pupils to be hard. I ended the year quite liking the man. Compared to him the teachers in St Thomas's were pussy cats.