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(Photo: Eugene MacBride)

The Study Hall in 1961. There used to be a piano in front of the bookcase.

Can you see it?
David Airley & Desmond Boyle practised on it continuously during my time (1956/7).
And 'Ted' Heath held regular choir practices around that piano.

The Study Hall was central to our lives at The Priory, of course:
late-night study, spiritual readings, exams, letter-writing on Sundays etc
As you may remember, the door that you can see led on to the corridor
by the Chapel, where we kept our cassocks and cottas
(known irreverently as 'monkey suits' if I recall correctly.

 


(Photo: Eugene MacBride)

The 'Senior Dormitory' in 1961.

In my time, 4 years previously, there were two adjacent dormitories
;
that gap at the far end looks like the small adjoining corridor, in fact.
Invariably, Fr Fitzgerald (then Prefect of Discipline) slept in the partitioned area,
far left — so there was absolutely no breaking of the Grand Silence, of course!

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(Photo: Eugene MacBride)

Totteridge (Scholastics) at The Priory, Easter 1961.

Names, please!
Back : Eugene (4th right) and Packy Harrity (6th right)

Front : Pat Martin 4th right.

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(Photo: Eugene MacBride)

The Priory versus The Scholastics in 1961

Thanks to Chris Campbell :
Back : Andy Coyle, Alan Mair, Jerry Gavin, Sean McGovern, Pete MacKenzie & John Leonard.
Front : ——, Paddy Byrne, Frank Smith, John Hughes, Hugh Maguire.

Peter Vale-Humphreys writes :
". . . Yes it's Frank Smith, centre of the front row.
My, for such a small fella he could jump up in the air and connect with the crosses I put in.
I was sure he'd make a good footballer. Hughes and Maguire were also talents.
Big strong tall Sean well nobody messed with him!
I do not recognise the front left of picture either.
It might be him that took my place!!

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(Photo: Eugene MacBride)

Left to right: Pat Martin and Eugene MacBride. Galleydown, late April 1954.

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(Source: Eugene MacBride)

Brother Paddy at Galleydown, in the late 1940's.

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(Photo : Eugene MacBride)

The Priory, date unknown.