Our 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Scoil Bhríde, Eglantine was opened in 1959. In 2009 we organised a number of events to celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

  • The 6th class girls organised a committtee among themselves and undertook a number of projects. One of these was a school history book which was full of interesting facts relating to the previous 50 years. They also wrote to President Mary McAleese inviting her to come and celebrate the event with us. There was huge excitement when we got the reply informing us that she would be delighted to come! See photos below

 

  • We had  a mass in the school and on the night Minsiter Micháel Martin launched our history book. Many past pupils attended and noted the many changes and indeed the things that hadn’t changed that much!

 

  • On June we had a day of celebrations for the pupils in school. The Eglantine Parents’ Association organised bouncy castles for the day. We all got treats of ice-cream and chips, again organised by the EPA. 5th class put together a fashion based on the fashions of previous decades. One of the highlights involved the entire school performing a dance arranged by Ms. Trish Fitzpatrick which took place out in the school yard. It was fantastic to see 650 girls all taking part!