John McCullagh April 8, 2007
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The Abbey school magazine that Nitram referred to contained the following list of previous year’s leavers (at least those who went on to Further & Higher Education). 


School-leaver of 1969

University?

Profession?

Where 2007?

 McLoughlin, Robbie

DLS

Teaching

Ashton-Udr-Lyne

Alesbury, Leslie

UCD

 

 

Barr, Hugh

QUB

 

 

Bradley Patrick J

DLS, Manchester

Estate Agent?

MLA ?

Brunker, George H

QUB

 

 

Colgan, Pearse

 

Teaching

 

Crawford, Robert

QUB

 

 

Crawley, Pat

QUB

Abbey Bursar

Retired

Donnelly, Henry

DLS

 

 

Elliot, Gerald

 

Business

 

Fegan, Francis

SJTC, Belfast

Teaching

 

Finnison, Patrick K

 

Banking

 

Fitzpatrick Gerard A

McCartan/McAteer

Building

 

Grant Colum J

London University

 

 

Hollywood Michael K

Newry Council

Clerk

 

Hollywood Thomas

UCD

Teacher

St Coleman’s

Hudson John F

DLS

 

 

Jamro Ronald

Am Uni, Switz

 

 

Kane, Eamonn

SJTC Belfast

 

 

Kieran Oliver

QUB

 

 

Lynchehaun Michael

 

Accountancy

 

Mallie, Patrick

Essex University

 

 

Mallon Francis

B’ham University

 

 

Markey Patrick M

SJTC Belfast

 

 

McAlinden Edward K

QUB

Car Business

Peugeot

McArdle Gerald L

UCD

 

 

McConville Martin G

Tax Off, M’chester

Teaching

 .. in NI

McCormack Dominic

QUB

 

 

McCormack Kieran

BCT

 

 

McCourt William

BCT

 

 

McDonnell Patrick

UCD

 

 

McEvoy Michael

DLS M’chester

 

 

McGowan James

QUB

Lab Technician

 

McKeever James P

DLS M’chester

 

 

McKernin John

 

Business

 

McLoughlin Patrick

QUB

 

 

McSherry Charles

Magee NUU

Teacher

 

McSherry David

QUB

 

 

Meehan Aidan

QUB

 

 

Murray Kieran O

 

Surveying

 

O’Hanlon Patrick

QUB

 

 

O’Hare Adrian

B’ham Coll Edn

 

 

O’Hare Thomas

QUB

 

 

Rafferty Thomas G

DLS M’chester

Teacher

Retired

Russell Anthony

QUB

Teacher, Colemans

Ed Admin.

Sloan James

SJTC Belfast

 

 

Toner Kevin

QUB

 

 

Treanor Sean

QUB

Sacred Hrt Teacher

Newpoint!

White Martin

QUB

Meat Proc. Busnss

Eurostock

Sloan Desmond

CB Jr

Teacher

Retired

O’Sullivan John

CB Jr

 

 

 
Abbreviations: QUB Queens University Belfast

 UCD University College of Dublin

 DLS M’chester De Las Salle Teacher Training, Manchester

 SJTC St Joseph’s Teacher Training College, Belfast

 Am Uni Switz American University of Switzerland

 BCT Belfast College of Technology

                             Magee University of Ulster, Magee College Derry Campus

 C B Jr Christian Brother Juniorite College, Baldoyle

The first two columns come entirely from the Abbey Magazine of 1970, clearly proud that so many of the latest school-leavers went into further education.

Most comments in columns 3 and 4 come from your editor’s local knowledge … please correct where wrong. They refer to the young men’s further life.

This is especially the aspect we would dearly love our readership to complete!

P.S. I didn’t know Desi and John O’Sullivan went first to Baldoyle to train as Christian Brothers!

PPS  Please use Guestbook or Threads to complete Columns 3 and 4.

….

The first name inserted above comes courtesy of an email received recently.

Robbie McLoughlin trained as a teacher at De La Salle, Manchester and has worked the chalkface ever since.  Currently he is Deputy-Headmaster at St Damian’s RC College in Ashton-Under-Lyne. 

Well done! 

And thanks for writing to Journal, Robbie!

 

 

 


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