It is a huge source of pride to the Carysfort Commemoration Committee to have brought to print in the space of 8 months, a volume of articles worthy of marking the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the closure of Carysfort College in 1988. What started out as a possible plaque at the front of the college was soon replaced by a commemorative volume which we hope you have all delved into with some delight since the weekend.

The commemorative volume was the brainchild of two members of our committee, Séamus Mac Gabhann and Áine Hyland, who impressed on us the importance of giving an opportunity to former graduates and staff members to reminisce in writing their experiences of their time in Carysfort. To all the contributors to the volume, we owe a huge debt of gratitude. We are particularly indebted to Séamus and Áine themselves. Séamus took on the mammoth task of producing and editing the volume on our behalf.  Áine, our keynote speaker at Saturday’s commemoration, penned the central article on the events around the closure of the college, which will in time be regarded as the definitive historical account of the closure due to her meticulous records of the events and meetings of the time and her assiduous trawling of the all other papers relating to the closure since. To these two wonderful people we are immense indebted.

 Many of you have been in contact with us regarding the purchase of extra copies of the volume. We still have a limited number of copies remaining and we have decided that we will distribute them on a first come first served basis on payment as follows:

 ‘Carysfort College Remembered’ €25 incl. P & P

 EFT Transfer to

 Account Name: Carysfort86

IBAN No.: IE28BOFI90544087518186



Alternatively send a cheque for €25 made out to ‘Carysfort 86’ to

 Tony Gallagher

Tiratick Lodge


Co. Sligo

F91 AO68


Please include name and postal address on your transfer or your cheque letter. If there is not enough space to include it on your EFT Transfer, send us an accompanying email so we can cross-reference it with receipt of payment. Míle buíochas.