The Reunion of St Joseph’s High School Newry – Class of 1965 – was held recently in the Canal Court Hotel. The function was attended by the present Principal, Mr Hugh Mallon and the guest speaker was recently-retired
Back: L-R Danny Murphy: Eugene Convery: Jimmy McKevitt: Eddie McGovern: Jimmy Carr: Art Kavanagh: Martin Auden
Middle: L-R Raymond McNally: Thomas Gallagher: Maurice Laverty: Pat McGrath: Brian McGivern: Martin Payne: Chris Lynch: Jim Lavelle
Front: L-R Frank Ruddy: Pat McKenna: Eddie Lennon: Colm McCoy: Liam McCourt:
[I hope soon to splice this photo and ‘slideshow’ the pieces, so you can better identify the individuals. Martin Payne, you know from Discussion, Threads, Sixties Hill Street!]
Your editor would just like to add that he did his first teaching practice in the school in 1969 – under the tutelage of the said Sean McGuigan, who also happened to be an old pal from the wonderful Meadow early days! I remember him instructing me to deliver a history lesson on Daniel O’Connell! And Mickey Campbell was in the class. I knew all his kith and kin! There were very few years difference between teacher and pupils, many of whom I knew from ‘the street’.