By Jimmy Rhatigan
Pics: Donal Foley
IT WAS a last supper for six students, classmates who between them spent over 60 years at the Mother of Fair Love School, James’s Street.
An end of term debs’ ball including a beautiful three-course meal at Langton’s, John Street was followed by an evening of dancing as the youngsters who have just completed their exams prepared to move on to further education.
They were joined by friends and a dozen teachers from the school for a repast that they will always remember with fondness after many happy years at the city centre seat of education.
The students were in Year 10 at the school and completed Junior Cycle Level 2 of the Junior Certificate, along with Sports Leadership Level 2, also part of the same exam.
Those who sat the exam and are now looking forward to their graduation on this Friday were Chloe Kealy, Gowran, Nathan Dawson, Callan, Lisa Coogan, Castlecomer, Jeffrey Lawless, Old Coach Road, Lisa O’Farrell, Knocktopher and Aisling Moran, Waterford City.
Guests included Finian Ready, Bennettsbridge, Josh Coyne, Melville Heights, Darren O’Neill, Thomastown, Niall Kenny, Sion Road and Paddy Carty, Tullaroan.
The students now part ways as they go on to the National Learning Network, William Street, Kilkenny, its sister school in Waterford City or SOS Access, Margaret’s Field, Callan Road.
Thanks went to local business that supported the event, notably shops in James’s Street and Market Cross Shopping Centre including Khan’s Books, Quinn Computers, Kilkenny Café, KNX Video and especially James’s Choice.
Other great supporters of the school are Goods and Sam McCauley Chemists who gave work experience to students.
A selfie mirror or the party was supplied by ben at CEX Shop.
Staff member Rose McCormack said the end of term celebration proved to be a wonderful success, a deserving finale for dedicated students that was excellently supported by teachers, staff and friends. Music for dancing was by Noel Burke.