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Monday 23 October 2017

Old classmates join together in Wexford for 20 year Loreto reunion

By Amy Lewis

The class of 1995 at their reunion.
The class of 1995 at their reunion.

A crowd of former Loreto students took a step back into the past as they strolled through their old school corridors for the first time in 20 years.

The class of 1995 paid a visit to Loreto Wexford to revisit the rooms and delve into their memories of their school days. Sister Catherine gave 30 past pupils a tour of their old haunt and as a thank you, the group presented her with a gift.

'The terror we felt going through that door...it was like starting school all over again!' said Audrey MccCarthy from Ballymitty, one of the main organisers of the event. 'The school hasn't changed. Even the smell in the science lab was like it was 20 years ago.'

'Change is needed in the school and it is on its way. It was nice to see the school before that change comes.'

Of course, it wouldn't be a school reunion without a few catch-up drinks. Following the tour of their school, the ladies paid a visit to the Crown Bar and chatted about the old school events and uniform regulations that they remember so well.

'It was great to catch up with everyone,' said Audrey. 'Most of the people who came along were Wexford-based but some of us hadn't seen each other since we left. Nobody had changed!'

Following the success of the 20 year reunion, plans are already underway for another.

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