Cnoc Mhuire class of 1986 to hold May reunion in Granard

It’s 27 years since the Class of ‘86 sat its Leaving Cert at Cnoc Mhuire in Granard.

It’s 27 years since the Class of ‘86 sat its Leaving Cert at Cnoc Mhuire in Granard.

To mark the occasion a very special gathering takes place in the north Longford town on May 4 next and organisers say that over 80 people from the class of 120 are expected back for the reunion.

“It’s 27 years now since the Class of ‘86 sat the Leaving and down through the years it was often mentioned that we should have a reunion, but nothing ever happened,” Carl Sullivan, organiser told the Leader. “This time however, a few of us got chatting and we decided to just organise a gathering and, so here we are.”

Armed with the school register of the 120 names of those who sat the Leaving Cert in 1986, and access to Facebook, organisers very quickly touched base with their class members.

“We did make contact with quite a few people on Facebook and then the list from the school of those who sat the exams also proved very helpful,” Mr Sullivan continued. “There were 120 people in that year and we now expect to have 70 or 80 people on the night, so we are all looking forward to it.”

Proceedings kick off at 7pm with a walk around the school building and grounds on May 4 next. This will be followed by refreshments and music in Fay’s Bar and an opportunity to catch up.

“We are all looking forward to meeting each other again,” said Mr Sullivan. “It will be great to meet up with people again and especially those whom we haven’t seen in a long time. It will be interesting to see how our lives of changed and what has been going on all these years.”