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Brendan Gormley kindly contributed the photos on this and the Page that follows.
He was at Blacklion during 1969-79, at GAP in 1968-69, followed by a stint at Strasbourg University.

If he was a contemporary of yours, you might be able to help identify the faces and places that feature below.




(source : Brendan Gormley)

Maurice (Billingsley) suggests that this might be Brendan (left) with Paul Chow,
though Brendan normally wore glasses, apparently.


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(source : Brendan Gormley)

Brendan with the late Gus (Augustine) Derry



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(source : Brendan Gormley)


Patricia Hawkins de Medina :
" This is at back of St. Augustines, then there is one where the driver (Ludge McGovern, of Glangevlin)
is in the group picture, and then there is a picture of Eric Gormley sitting on the Giant's Causeway (Co. Antrim). "

Tony Smyth :
" Brendan & Quentin Lowe are towards the centre of the photo. "

Vincent O'Neill :
John Parker (drinking, with glasses), Michael O'Callaghan, John Madden (pointing), ——,
Fr. Joe Mullen, Seamus McShane, Brendan Gormley  (striped top),
Philip Mason (drinking), ——, Malcom Piggot, Vincent Humphries (cup in hand), Richard Parsons (sitting with ?).

Michael O'Callaghan :
Centre is Brendan Gormley, second to the right is Peter O'Reilly and Malcolm Piggott is to his right.

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(source : Brendan Gormley)


Olivia (O'Dolan) :
" I think this was taken on same day as the picture on Derry's walls, as Fr Eugene Lewis is second left at front
and Michael O'Callaghan is first at top left. Brendan Gormley is 5th at end of second row. They are wearing the
same clothes as in the photograph as the one at Derry's historical wells. . . .
Yes, the background looks like the Giant's causway at Co Antrim. "


Tony Smyth :
" Front L-R: Vince O’Neil, —— ,Eugene Lewis, ——(behind Eugene), ——, Richard Morin, Brendan.
Back L-R ——, ——, Quinton Lowe, and it looks like John Slinger between Quinton & Dick Moran
but this could be a bit late for John being at Blacklion, as it looks like it is from the year before my time there. "


Vincent O'Neill :
Back : Michael O'Callaghan, Ludge McGovern and Quinten Lowe

Front : Vincent O'Neill, Fr. John Gould, Fr. Eugene Lewis, Fr. Ian Buckmaster
(behind Fr. Lewis), ? (French student), Fr. John Slinger, Richard Moran and Brendan Gormley.

Michael O'Callaghan :
Back :
Michael O'Callaghan, Lodge McGovern and Quentin Lowe
Second row:
Vince O'Neil, Ian Buckmaster, French student?, John Slinger, Denis Morin and Brendan Gormley
Front :
John Gould and Eugene Lewis


Eric Creaney:
"
This is unmistakably the Giant's Causway, if you will forgive this  Rock Hound. "


. . . and to prove it, here is Eric
in situ—in colore splendide :


(source : Eric Creaney)


Eric Creaney, Geology teacher, in his element.



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(source : Brendan Gormley)



Vincent O'Neill :
(un-named French student), Tony Ryan, Brendan Gormley (striped top), Philip Mason (with back to camera),
Fr. John Slinger, Lawrence McFadden, Sean McGovern, (——), Fr. Joe Mullen.


Michael O'Callaghan :
Back :
French student, Brendan Gormley in the middle, above his head may be Tony Ryan,
behind the one drinking is John Slinger in white sweater, others are ?


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(source : Brendan Gormley)


Maurice Bilingsley writes (March 2009) :
" Brendan's last picture is taken at Gap - compare my 'view from driveway' in the 2004 portfolio,
where the same block of flats can be seen - sloping roof to cope with the snow,
of course. Looks like Spring. There were a few fruit trees thereabouts, one with small hard pears
when Harry and I called by. Another was an almond tree, and Abdul (I think) one of
the Lebanese guys, scampered up it to pick them green; quite tasty with plenty of salt,
on the same principle as our pickled walnuts, I guess."

Brendan is front, centre, holding the flowers; the others are unknown to me. "