Castlelyons Prepares for Reunion of Memories and Nostalgia


In conjunction with Castlelyons Carnival and to Celebrate the 50th anniversary of closing one school and opening another, a Castlelyons National School Reunion night will take place on Friday, 18 August in the Carnival Marquee in Fr. Ferris Park.
All past pupils that could be contacted have been invited, though unfortunately there are a few that we had no details available for or who had lost contact with anyone in the area. All past pupils are more than welcome to attend regardless of whether they could be contacted with an official invite.
The evening will commence with An Ecumenical Service, with readings, poetry, Castlelyons Gospel Choir, homily by Fr. Neilus O’Donnell and very relevant bidding prayers. For some past pupils, the chances of meeting old schoolmates in a festive and joyous atmosphere are scarce as too often we meet for sad events. Don’t waste this opportunity as it may not come your way again.
The Castlelyons Carnival will be an action-packed week of fun with entertainment by Michael English on Thursday 10 August, Flash Harry & Queen Tribute Band on Friday 12 August, a Monster Bingo Session on Saturday 13 August, Red Hurley accompanied by Castlelyons Gospel Choir on Wednesday 16 August, Jimmy Buckley on Thursday 17 August, the Past Pupils reunion on Friday 18 August, and a barbeque with music by Black Rose on Saturday 19 August.
On Sunday, 20 August, we have A Taste of Cork & Waterford Food & Craft Fare, an opportunity not to be missed with over 40 exhibitors attending lots of sampling, and a vast variety of products on display, and demonstrations, along with this we will have Williams Amusements, The Irish Army No. 1. Band in Concert, sheaf tossing, guess the weight of the cake, wellington throwing tea and coffee stall, numerous competitions, free novelty children’s and parents sports, free dog show, free pony rides, free Face Painting, and much more.
Raffle for a holiday voucher valued at €1,000 will take place on Sunday, 20 August at 5.30pm. All those who have tickets please return with money as soon as possible, should you not have purchased a ticket yet please do so soon as it is only €5 per book of three tickets and all proceeds go to the maintenance and further development of Fr. Ferris Park which is such a benefit to so many clubs and people of all ages, it is managed by Castlelyons Community Council and it is the property of all the Community. Help us secure and develop it into the future.