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A reunion

September 17, 2014

Last weekend saw me and the Class of ’94 celebrate our 20 year reunion from Loreto Foxrock. I was part of the organising committeeeee and responsible for the venue. We chose The Residence in Dublin and could not fault it one bit. It was a beautiful setting and the staff couldn’t have been nicer.

So what did I observe at my 20 year reunion….

The adrenaline was akin to the dressing room in Croke Park on All Ireland Final day! It’s really weird seeing people you haven’t seen for 20 years. You see them, pause, hope to hell you have the right person and then squeal their name whilst wrapping your arms around them! This is quickly followed by “You have not changed one bit”.

This is mostly true. Once the initial recognition panic is over you keep staring and all of a sudden the brown v-neck and green tie replaces the little black dress and you are back being 16 again.

Some had changed a lot. Others not at all.

One had four babies, some had none and two were pregnant.

Some were married, others ‘living-in-sin’. Some had lost partners and others had left them.

We had doctors, receptionists, housewives, solicitors, jewellery designers, matchmakers, engineers, mothers, photographers, accountants, marketeers, HR’s, childminders, psychotherapists and everything in between.

When I looked around the beautiful room filled with beautiful women sipping beautiful cocktails I remember why I loved school so much. It wasn’t the teachers or the sports and it certainly wasn’t the academia. It was the people, my class mates made it the rollercoaster ride that it was.

There were good times and bad but we all muddled through them together and the one thing that struck me about that room on Saturday night was the utter honesty being shared. Honesty about tough times experienced to explain the acting out in classrooms and about our relationships in our now adult lives.

It was lovely to see the old ‘clicks’ all sitting together towards the end of the night but most of all it was lovely to see all those familiar faces and to be transported back to teenager years.

Photos from the night below, mostly by Liosa McNamara

The venue. Residence, Dublin

The venue. Residence, Dublin

The Bramble

The Bramble

The girls

The girls

The chats

The chats

The catching up

The catching up

The craic

The craic

the old days!

the old days!

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