St. Peter's College Wexford class reunites after 50 years
the St. Peter's College class of '64 held a well-attended reunion last Wednesday (January 14) night, with Bishop Denis Brennan brushing shoulders with his classmates from yesteryear.
One of their number, John Furlong, said the class of '64 started off with 32 Leaving Cert students over the five years and had about 60 in the whole group.
'Every single one of them passed the Leaving Cert,' said John.
He said 16 members of the core group attended the reunion with 24 attending in total.
'We all swapped stories and reminisced, that was the cornerstone of the whole evening going back and the bonding of boarding school,' said John, who said some of those attending hadn't met since the '60s but resumed conversations and friendships like it was yesterday.
Not all the former students were available to attend the night, with a handful living in foreign parts, 'from Australia to Sweden', while several have died.
'It was an excellent night.'
John said the bishop hadn't changed one bit.
'He was always just one of the boys and was a real gentleman.'
Most of those attending were in their late 60s to early 70s, but guests included former staff member Patrick O'Brien, President of the PPU David Power and John Doyle, the trainer of the contemporary hurling team.
To cap off the anniversary, Bishop Brennan invited the class to breakfast on Friday.