Pupils past and present line out to catch glimpse of Longford college's eagerly awaited book

Pupils past and present line out to catch glimpse of Longford college's eagerly awaited book

There was more than a tinge of sentimentality in the air last Friday night as St Mel's College rolled out the latest instalment to mark its 150th anniversary.

Pupils past and present were in situe for the launch of 'Selected Memories', a 464 page edition  penned by former principal Denis Glennon.

The retired local councillor was on hand to add his own unique insight into the book's inception, evolvement and eventual completion in front of     attentive onlookers at last week's official launch.

He was flanked by sitting principal Declan Rowley in what was an occasion which marked the latest chapter in the College's long and distinguished history.

The Leader was on hand to witness it all, images of can be viewed in this week’s Longford Leader as well as forthcoming editions.