Official Opening of New Cullen N.S. on 9th June – Part One

The exact moment when Gerald O’Keeffe officially cut the ribbon in the presence of Principal Hannah Kelleher, the pupils and a host of special guests – marking the official opening of the new Cullen N.S.. (S.R.)

The historic occasion was blessed with perfect weather conditions.  The day began with the celebration of Mass in Cullen Church followed by a grand parade to the new school led by the renowned Cullen Pipe Band.    The release of dozens of blue and yellow balloons (Cullen colours) was a wonderful sight to behold.   Following some very interesting speeches the school was officially opened by the cutting of a special ribbon.   Fr. Gerard O’Leary blessed the building and all then entered the hugely impressive building where photographs were taken and an excellent presentation by the pupils took place demonstrating their many great talents.   Here we share Part One of our selection of images from such an important event for Cullen.

2 thoughts on “Official Opening of New Cullen N.S. on 9th June – Part One”

  1. I remember Willie Joe O Keefe coming in one monday morning in September morning in 1954,thrilled because Cork had beaten Wexford in the All Ireland hurling final the day before.Willie Joe was a very popular teacher who taught infants,first and second class.Another day he finished work and rushed to his car,he was going to the Mardyke to a cup replay.Evergreen United were playing in the FAI cup.These are some memories I have of Cullen National School.

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