Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Christian Brothers School
Part 1
The Golden Jubilee Journal
Edited by Michael Purcell 1986

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The Bishop Foley Primary School Old CBS Secondary School

The Golden Jubilee Journal 1936-1986

Bishop’s House,

Sixteen years ago I was walking down Station Road with Father Dunny, the then Parish Priest of Tinryland. He stopped and pointed to the magnificent stone frontage of Bishop Foley School and said, “They’ll never build another one like that”. There was intense pride in his voice - it seemed as if he were taking the whole credit to himself. He had every reason to be proud but, of course, credit for a new parish school can never be given to one man - it is a result of combined efforts and, ultimately, it is the creation of a school and parish community.

In the fifty years that have passed since the opening of the School generations of Carlow boys have benefited from the dedicated service of the Christian Brothers and Lay Teachers.

I wish to salute the Golden Jubilee and to express my deep appreciation of the achievements of fifty years. And, since a celebration of the past must also look to the future, it is my earnest prayer that the Bishop Foley School will continue to give the boys of Carlow the sound christian education which has always been such a striking feature in Christian Brothers’ Schools.

Signed Patrick Lennon
Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin.
30th January, 1986.

150th Anniversary to Edmund Rice 1844-1944
Image by 'Carloman' c2007
Plaque to CBS St. Mary's Academy.
Image by 'Carloman' c2007

Christian Brothers Academy - c.1920
Can you identify any of the students?
Image sent in by Maribeth E. Nolan c.2008

“Maurice and The Woodcutter” — Carlow Christian Brothers production, 1922.

L. to R. seated on ground: Jimmy Bolger, Tullow St.; Sean Prendergast, Coxs Lane; Second row on chairs: J. Brennan, Tullow Road; Paddy Oliver, Dublin St.; Peter O’Neill, Post Office; Paddy Tynan, Tynans Hotel; George Jackson, Pollerton Road; standing: Philip Dunphy, Pub, Tullow St.; Sandy Wright, Sawmills; John Dunphy, Pub, Tullow St.; Michael Connolly, Ballyfoyle; Peter Carbury, Tullow St.; Laz Little, Potato Market; Jackie Graig, Dublin St.; Hanlon ???; Back row, standing on chairs: Billy Fenelon, Montgomery St.; ; P. Clarke, Court Place; Kealy, Governey Square; John O’Neill, Castle Hill.

Source: Carlow Past & Present Vol. 1 No. 3 1990 (Curtsey of Michael Purcell)

Christian Brothers School Gymnastics Display in, Carlow in 1938

“Krazy Gang” Variety Concert, Town Hall, 1963.

L. to R.: Michael Foley, Eamon Bolger, Gerry Duggan, Joe Corcoran, Louis Carr; Seated: William Roberts, Violinist; Tom Dillon, Drums; Mrs. Renee Dillon nee Burke, Accordionist; front: Tony Croghan, Producer; Standing: Billy Murphy. Dessie Lawler, John Riordion, Ron Gibney, Kevin Quigley.

Source: Carlow Past & Present Vol. 1 No. 3 1990 (Curtsey of Michael Purcell) & Charlotte Bolger (Facebook).

Sources: Michael Purcell

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