Joy­ful oc­ca­sion for town school

The Argus - - NEWS -

A sense of pride and his­tory took cen­tre stage as Dun Dealgan Na­tional School cel­e­brated its 125th an­niver­sary with an open day for par­ents, pupils, past-pupils, friends and neigh­bours.

Prin­ci­pal He­len Lord, and teach­ers Va­lerie Rogers, Laura McDon­nell, Miriam Don­nelly and Debbi Larkin wel­comed vis­i­tors to the Jo­ce­lyn Street school, which

re-opened in Septem­ber af­ter an ex­ten­sive restora­tion and ex­ten­sion.

Vis­i­tors viewed the new school build­ings in­clud­ing four new state of the art class­rooms and staff room, and the multi-pur­pose room which is housed in the orig­i­nal school, a listed build­ing be­hind Dun­dalk’s Pres­by­te­rian Church. The project was de­signed by lo­cal ar­chi­tects van Dijk In­ter­na­tional and the build­ing work was car­ried out by CJ Cal­lan Con­struc­tion from Ardee.

Former pupil Ken Ram­sey re­called the his­tory of the school, which first wel­comed pupils in 1893, while Dun­dalk Men’s Shed Choir pro­vided mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment for the guests.

A plaque was un­veiled by Mary Mo­ran .

Mem­bers of the Dun­dalk Men’s Shed Choir who per­formed at the Dún Dealgan NS 125th An­niver­sary and open­ing of the new ex­ten­sion cel­e­bra­tions.

Un­veil­ing….He­len Lord, Prin­ci­pal, Cllr. Maria Doyle, Rev. Ger­ard Clin­ton and Mary Mo­ran at the Dún Dealgan NS 125th An­niver­sary and open­ing of the new ex­ten­sion cel­e­bra­tions.

Carol and Annabel Jones at the Dún Dealgan NS 125th An­niver­sary and open­ing of the new ex­ten­sion cel­e­bra­tions.

Ken Ram­say (Left) with Tr­ish McKeague and Rev. Ge­of­frey Walm­s­ley at the Dún Dealgan NS 125th An­niver­sary and open­ing of the new ex­ten­sion cel­e­bra­tions.

Teach­ers Va­lerie Rogers, Laura McDon­nell, He­len Lord, Miriam Don­nelly and Deb­bie Larkin at the Dún Dealgan NS 125th An­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions.

Tina Kirk and Harry McCle­na­han at the Dún Dealgan NS 125th An­niver­sary and open­ing of the new ex­ten­sion cel­e­bra­tions.

Juno Penny, Aoibha Don­nelly, Martha Jane Craw­ley and Amanda Me­for at the Dún Dealgan NS 125th An­niver­sary and open­ing of the new ex­ten­sion cel­e­bra­tions.

Robert Smyth with Prin­ci­pal He­len Lord at the Dún Dealgan NS 125th An­niver­sary and open­ing of the new ex­ten­sion cel­e­bra­tions.

Rev. Ger­ard Clin­ton, Rev. Daryl Ed­wards, Rev. John Wood­side and David Red­mond at the Dún Dealgan NS 125th An­niver­sary and open­ing of the new ex­ten­sion cel­e­bra­tions. IN­SET LEFT: Laura McDon­nell and Jen­nifer Pur­cell at the Dún Dealgan NS 125th An­niver­sary and open­ing of the new ex­ten­sion cel­e­bra­tions.

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