Students of the Thurles CBS Sixth Year A and B Classes who did their Leaving Certificate examinations fifty years ago, in the Summer of 1963, will meet again for a nostalgic reunion in Thurles, next August 3rd, at a venue to be decided upon. It is hoped that past pupils now in South Africa, Britain, the United States of America and, of course, all over Ireland will respond positively to the invitation to the event.
Nostalgia was in the air as a small group of those past pupils met to commence preparations for the Golden Jubilee event, the first ever get together of those classes since they left the famed Thurles academy.
The organising group hopes to make contact with all surviving members of the two classes and will also remember with affection school mates who have died in the intervening years.
The group of organisers to date who may be contacted by any past pupils interested in attending the event, which will be a quite unpretentious one with the emphasis on renewing old acquaintance and going down memory lane, are: Michael Dundon (0504) 21321; Tom Ryan (0504) 45105; Michael Kennedy (0504) 22011; Dr Jim O’ Shea (0504) 23875; Patrick O’Gorman (086)8543833 and Andy Moloney (0504)44135.
The students who comprised the A and B classes of Sixth Year at Thurles CBS in 1963 and their addresses in that year comprised: Joe Fewer, Sliabh na mBan Road, Patrick Carley, Iona Avenue, Liam Bowe, Suirside Place, Michael Kennedy, Sean Treacy Avenue, Diarmuid Collins, Sean Treacy Avenue, Leonard Commins, Littleton, Matt Fanning, Dovea, Patrick O’ Gorman, Abbey Road, Eamonn Ryan, Cabra Road, Sean Ryan, Ballycahill, Gerry Hogan, Liberty Square, Pat Murphy, Loughtagalla, Tom Ryan, 11, Fianna Road, Jim O’ Shea, Clonmiclon, Grange, Stephen Shanahan, St. Endas Terrace, Bothar naNaomh, Noel Spittle, Butler Avenue, Andy Moloney, Graigue, Thurles, Willie Reynolds, Mitchel Street, Lorcan Bourke, Cathedral Street, John Cantwell, Ballyerk, Moyne, James Freeman, Coolamore, Windgap, Christy Kerrigan, Ardnacroise, Conor Semple, Butler Avenue, Aidan Cunningham, Abbey Road, Francis Darcy, Iona Avenue, Michael Murphy, The Bungalow, Cabra, Joe Doran, The Heath, Cormackstown, John Purcell, Ardnacroise, Joe Ryan, Cloneyharp, Ballycahill, Conor Ryan, Garraunmore, Clonoulty, Eddie Shanahan, Drumboe, Horse And Jockey, Tommy O‘Connor, Rossa Street, Noel McGrath, Ballyboy, Upperchurch, John Fanning, Cathedral Street.