The class photograph taken at the recent Kilrush CBS 1959-2009 50th anniversary celebration in Kilrush.
Sixteen of the original class of 27 attended, while all members of the class were represented by a family member. Peadar Nugent, who organised the event, produced a booklet, which includes a biographical piece on each of the 27 ex-Kilrush CBS students. Back row, from left: Tommy Connors (England), Joe Taylor (Tralee), John Cussen (Kilkee), Flan Kiernan (Dublin), John Doyle (Australia), Michael Donnellan (Sligo), Senan O’Driscoll (Limerick), Peadar Cunningham (Kildare), Don Hamilton (Ennis – for his brother George, Spain) and Peadar Nugent (Galway). Middle row, from left: Alice Crotty (Dublin – for her husband Martin RIP), Jane Coughlan (Kilrush – for her brother Kenneth Humphries, London), John Saunders (Kilrush), Con O’Leary (Kildare – for his brother Fr John, Peru), Seosaimhín Uí Dhomhnalláin (Lahinch – for her husband John Donnellan RIP), Dympna Reidy (Kilmihil – for her brother Joe Devine, Florida), Brendan Daly (Cooraclare – for his brother Paul), John Hogan (New York – for his brother PJ RIP) and Patricia Boland (Kilkee – for her husband Danny RIP). Front row, from left: Bernard Graham (Dublin – for his brother Fr Charlie RIP), Paddy Griffin (New Zealand), Patsy Garrett (London – for her brother Seán Blunnie, England), Joe Byrne (Ennis), Vincent Shannon (Dublin), Joe Flynn (Kilrush), Martin Madigan (Doonbeg) and Vincent McMahon (Limerick). Photograph by John Kelly