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50th Celebrations

MARY’S B.N.S. CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

June 19th – 22nd 2024

The school year 2023/’24 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of St. Mary’s Boys’ National School.  To mark this momentous occasion, we have planned a number of events.  Over the course of four days, past and present Pupils and Staff, Parents and Guardians, Boards of Managements and Parents’ Associations will be given an opportunity to visit the school. It will be a wonderful opportunity to take a trip down memory lane, meet friends, classmates and staff and view our exhibition of photos and memorabilia.

 

WEDNESDAY 19TH JUNE – 12 NOON

  • RE-ENACTMENT OF THE WALK-UP FROM THE COURTHOUSE, Willbrook Road.

Some of the original pupils and staff will lead the parade (2nd – 6th classes) from the Courthouse, where some of the first pupils were temporarily schooled until the current school building was completed.  Parents are encouraged to line the path opposite the boys and cheer them on.

The parade will be greeted at the school by Junior Infants to 1st Class pupils and a flag raising ceremony will follow.

 

THURSDAY, 20TH JUNE – 7pm – 9pm

OPEN NIGHT FOR PUPILS AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS, PAST AND PRESENT

  • Photographic and Memorabilia Exhibition
  • Reeling in the Years Video
  • Music by Rathfarnham Concert Band
  • Hurling Match (7.30pm) – Re-enactment of the famous 1978 match, when St. Mary’s A Team played St. Mary’s B Team in the final of the Frank Cahill Cup in Croke Park. A number of the original team will attend as spectators.

 

FRIDAY 21st JUNE

SPECIAL 50th CELEBRATION TIONÓl (ASSEMBLY) FOR CURRENT PUPILS 9.30 am

  • Songs from the St. Mary’s Musicals over the years.
  • Reeling in the Years Video
  • Picnic Party

 

SATURDAY 22nd JUNE – 8pm – late

CELEBRATION PARTY – (Adults only)

Food, Fun and Dancing in BALLYBODEN ST. ENDA’S CLUBHOUSE

Tickets €30 available by following the link below.

https://www.aladdin.ie/p/5534063534538752

 

Please note there are only 200 tickets for this event and a limit of two tickets per family.

So, buy early to avoid disappointment.

 

We look forward to seeing our St. Mary’s friends from far and wide as we celebrate this milestone.

LET’S GIVE A CHEER FOR 50 YEARS!