Roscrea Class of 1964 celebrate Golden Jubilee

Thanks to the wonderful organisational skills of Iseult Broglio (née O'Rahily) and Helen Byrne (née Mangan), 15 from the Roscrea Class of 1964 arrived in the Malton Hotel, Killarney for a two night stay to celebrate their Golden Jubilee.  It was a great opportunity to reminisce and exchange many memorable events but most importantly it was an endorsement of the deep friendships made during those years in Roscrea.   Those who were unable to come along sent messages of congratulations and regret that they could not join us.  The venue was excellent and provided activities to meet all our tastes with lots of fun and laughter.  

50 years later we were still able to sing the school song and we each not only took home warm memories of our time together but also our school crest beautifully framed by Iseult.

Josephine Fitzpatrick 


Back Row: Margaret Donovan (née Dorgan), Gabrielle Schoofield, Olive Cotter (née Quinlan), Valerie Winters (née Doyle)

Third Row: Iseult Broglio (née O'Rahily) Dairin Faherty (née O'Donovan), Anne Gleeson

2nd Row: Josephine Fitzpatrick, Ann Sugrue (née Downes), Barbara O'Meara (Conroy), Margaret Keane (née Walsh)

Front Row:  Dorothy McQuillan (née Moore), Mairin Dunlea (née Bannon), Liz Lynagh (née Molloy) Helen Byrne (née Mangan).


Award-winning Architecture

Past pupil Sheila O’Donnell (Leeson Street & Mount Anville) is one half of O’Donnell + Tuomey, an award-winning Irish architecture duo who have recently won the highest accolade in the architecture industry. 

Given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty The Queen and is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence “either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture”. 

Sheila and John met while they were studying architecture at UCD and have worked together as O’Donnell + Tuomey for more than 25 years. Among the buildings designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey are the Student Cenre at LSE, the Lyric Theatre in Beflast and the Lewis Glucksman Building,UCC (pictured above). They teach at University College Dublin and have lectured in Europe, Japan and the USA. 

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