- National School c.1927
- Published in the Nationalist July 1982
- Graiguecullen St. Fiac's school boys National School
- Front row: Christy Callinan, Eamon Redmond,
John Redmond, ______? Walter Walsh, Master Nevin, Tom Mcdonald Graiguecullen or Carlow?
- Middle row: John Modelty, Mick Murphy, Master
Scully, Michael Kennessy, John Canilan, Master Callinan.
- Back row: Dan Butler, Bounchy Neill,
Big Drum Byrne, Dinny Hayden, Michael Foley, Master
Geoghegan, Master Scully, Master Geoghegan.
- Source: Anna Nolan Gough Graiguecullen
- St Fiacc's National School Graiguecullen which was opened
- Source: Esther Maher Butcher Facebook
Source: Anna Nolan Gough
- Blast from the past… Graiguecullen NS 1948
- Back row:Paddy O’Neill,
Sean Hurley, Tommy Walker, Gerry Nash, Joe Kavanagh,
Michael Lacey, Principal Sean O’Leary.
- Middle row: Paddy Keating, Bernie O’Shea, Joe Callinan,
Liam McCartney, Eamond Redmond, Michael Dowling, Paddy
Donohue, Michael Farrell, Eamon Brennan, Paddy Brennan,
Michael Corcoran, Peter Begley, Ollie Brennan, Patsy Kelly.
- Probably published in the Nationalist
- St Fiacc's School First Communion Day 1965.
- The photo was taken on Staunton Ave, between Timpsons and
Brennans (it looks like) by Noel Alcock. And it is St Fiacc's School First
Communion Day. It has all the kids from Staunton Ave, St.
Clare's Rd and maybe some from Pacelli Ave.
- Graigue BNS Confirmation Day 16th May 1966.
- In this photo: Seamus O'Brien, Sheamus
O'Brien, Paddy Barcoe, Gerry Moore, Fiacc O'Rourke, Pat Wybrant,
Joe Egerton, Ger Dillon, Joe Egerton (photos), Pat Foley, John
Murphy, Dick Ryan, Oliver Byrne, Lemmy Fleming, Michael Lyons,
John Alcock, Jim Lawlor, Liam Bolger, Tom Coogan, Liam Delaney,
Sean O'Leary, Pat Shaw, Mick Byrne, Gerry Regan, Edward Ryan ?,
J.J.Byrne, Tom Dillon, Fr Byrne, Ollie Hand, Larry Dowling, Joe
Brennan, Ollie Kenna, Seamus Scully, Liam Dowling, Pat Whelan,
John Doyle, Pat Haughney, Joe Brealy, Vincent Murphy, Michael
O'Neill, Mick Corcoran, Peter Moore, Pat Scully, John Wybrant,
Tom Byrne, Michael Haughney, Michael Whelan, Maurice Nolan, Des
Hurley, John Corcoran
Source: Michael Lyons
- A small group of boys and girls in Graiguecullen. No
- In this photo: Front Row: John Acock,
........? Mark Wynne, Patricia Hurley, Ellen Lyons,
- Back Row: Robert Wynne, Ellen O'Neill,
Martina Scully (Church st ), Geraldine Wynne Bradley, Bob
- Sent in by Alan McGrath (Facebook)
Graigue N.S. Communion 1973
- Back row: Anna Lawlor, Liz
Doyle, Niall O'Brien, Catherine Lyons, Not in this photo: Lesley
- Middle row: Michael Hennesey,
Thomas Harte, Martin Slattery, Sarah Bolton.
- Front row: Philip Moran,
Miley Power, James Ryan, Brendan Price?, Fr Sean Kelly.
Martin Slattery (Facebook)
Graiguecullen school around 1973
- Front row: Maria Egerton, Ann
Scully, Josephine Shaw, Marie O'Neill, Madeline Coogan, Patricia
Wynne, Catherine Alcock, Margaret Lawlor.
- Back row: Margaret Kelly, Tina
Price, Mary Clare O' Brien, Hannah Hayden, Mary Clare Walsh,
Geraldine Byrne, Martina Moran, Colette O'Rourke??, Cora Grant.
Source: Willie Murphy (Facebook)
N.S. 8th June, 1974
- Front row: Frank Feeney,
Paddy Hutton, Michael Lawler, Kenneth Moore, Liam Egerton, Paul
Egerton, Bobby Dillon.
- Middle row: Ned Hayden,
Philip Bolger, Michael Haughney, John Duggan, Paul Keating.
- Back row: Eugene O' Rourke,
Eddie Doyle, Jim Grant, Paul Scully.
Sourse: Willie Murphy with thanks to Paul Egerton for this photo
- Graiguecullen 1974 girls
- Colette Foley now
Callinan, Jenny Byrne - now in Australia, Rosie Dooley - now Collins,
Ingrid Haughney - from the buses!, Anna Nolan - was El-Madani now Gough.
Source: Anna Nolan Gough Graiguecullen
- St. Fiacc's national school, Girls class c.1975
- At the front is Caroline Kelly.
- Front row: Anne Fitzpatrick, Margarite Byrne,
Giselle O'Shea (holding cup), Sally Doran, Treacy Dowling.
- 2nd row: Ursula Bradley, ?? Scully, Edwina
Price, Julia White, ___? ___? Patricia Nolan, Laeticia McGee
- 3rd row: Helen Ryan, Geraldine Callinan, Not
- Back row: Pauline Hayden, ?? Ryan, Marie
Doyle, Margaret O'Sullivan, Mary Scully.
- Source: Anna Nolan Gough Graiguecullen
Click on images to
- First Communion Graiguecullen 1976
Source: Alison McLoughlin Miley
Back: Joan English Mary Claire Lawler
Margaret Mary Nolan Rosemary Boyd Elizabeth Haughney
Margaret Hand Gillian Norris Ber McDonald Elaine Grant
Middle Suzanne Mcsweeney Frances D Janet
Fitzpatrick Carol Lacey T Murphy Clodagh O’Shea Niamh Obrien
Catherine Ramsbottom T Doogue Claire Doogue
Front Sarah Slattery Linda Whelan Angela
Lyons Caroline Shannon Alison McLoughlin Claire Hutton Mary
Nolan Ann Doran
- Carlow Schools Drama Festival Graiguecullen 1976
- Carlow Schools Drama Festival Graiguecullen
had the best play in the Carlow Schools Drama Festival last
weekend and are pictured here- with the Gael Linn Shield.
- (I to r)—Gizelle O'Shea, Martina Dowling,
Caroline Devereux, Majella Dempsey and Ursula Bradley. The play
adapted from "1st Confession" by Frank O'Connor has been
nominated to the provincial finals at the end of March.
- This item appeared on the front page of The
Nationalist and Leinster Times Friday March 12th 1976
Graiguecullen Children in Drama Final
Budding Group of Graiguecullen schoolgirls have shown their
talent for drama by reaching the final of the All Ireland Schools
Drama Festival, Feile Scoil Dramaiochta.
The 39 girls who are all about nine years of
age are in third and fourth class of the local National School and
this is the second year running they have reached the final.
Their teacher, Mrs. Aine Hegarty took Brendan
Behan’s short story, ‘The Confirmation Suit’, translated it to Irish
and especially adapted it for the competition.
The half hour play has taken the group
successfully through all the preliminary rounds.
Although the basis of the story remains unchanged, Mrs. Hegarty
had to write in a conversation piece.
The girls completed in the first round in Mew
Ross and were nominated to the provincial final in Kilkenny last
Friday. Again they were successful and received the important
nomination to compete in their own category in the final at the
Player-Wills Theatre, Dublin in April.
The Festival is for national, secondary,
vocational schools etc. and three years ago, the Graiguecullen school
won, for the first time the All-Ireland final. Here again, Mrs.
Hegarty, adapted a short story ‘Jany Mary’.
Mrs. Hegarty, a native of Cork, has been
teaching in school for the past four years and commented that local
curate, Fr. Sean Kelly gives her great help with the children. “I do
the spade work and he adds the sparkle”, she said.
Graiguecullen is the only school from the
Carlow area in this year’s festival. In previous years, schools from
Carlow have taken part and preliminary rounds were held in the county.
The children’s success in reaching this year’s
final was remarked upon at a meeting of Carlow Urban Council on
Tuesday night. Councillor
John Alcock proposed a vote of congratulations to the school. The
achievement was a great credit to them. He recommended the other
members to see the play. His vote was seconded by Cllr. Jim Nolan.
Originally printed in the Nationalist on
March 25th 1977. page 20.