This should sound familiar to many former past pupils of a well known Inishowen secondary school: “Announcements...Would all past pupils go to the Áras on 2nd & 3rd August at 8pm for the 40th Anniversary Gathering Dinners.”
Some of you haven’t heard the intercom in Carndonagh Community School for decades. It’s still used...and yes, Veronica still makes the announcements!
The Carndonagh Community School Gathering 2013 incorporates the 40th Anniversary of the school.
A spokesperson for the school said they are now gearing up big time for the big event and are calling on all past-pupils and past-staff to join together to eat, dance, share stories and catch up over the first five days of August.
Thursday, 1st August - Concert in the Áras (featuring local musical talent across the years) €5
Friday, 2nd August - Past Pupil Gathering Dinner (1973-1992 as a guide) €25
Saturday, 3rd August - Past Pupil Gathering Dinner (1992-present as a guide) €25
Sunday, 4th August - Past / Current Staff Gathering Dinner (Redcastle Hotel) €30
Tickets can be purchased online at www.carndonaghcsgathering.com or from the school directly. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 074 9374260 for more details.
It is planned that there will be a host of other activities throughout the weekend there will be activities aplenty: golf, reunion football, meet-and-greet opportunities, walking tours, bus tours, car treasure hunt, 5k road race, to name a few. Local travel and accomodation offers will be available, particularly with overseas visitors in mind. The spokesperson went on: “Our hope is to get as many people from Inishowen, in the catchment area of Carndonagh CS, whether at home or abroad, to come together for this Gathering. As a central focus for the Gathering, the school wishes to facilitate as much networking and communication as possible among our many past-pupils across the globe.