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19 Aug 2022

Not a Dynasty dress in sight

Twenty years after sitting their Leaving Cert , the ladies of Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny reunited in the Pembroke Hotel on Friday night.

Twenty years after sitting their Leaving Cert , the ladies of Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny reunited in the Pembroke Hotel on Friday night.

Nearly 40 ladies exchanged warm embraces - It was like time had stood still and we were all back in 1993 again in minutes. A slide show of old pictures from our school years were on loop on the many television screens in the function room.

There were squeals of laughter and shocked faces as we all looked on at us dressed in “Dynasty” dresses for our debs and badly permed hair styles. We all giggled and commented on how young we looked in our blue and grey Loreto school uniforms. Old stories were told, some remembered by all, some in the deep recesses of our brains and some long forgotten.

There was a mini table quiz testing our knowledge of our years in Loreto. Suffice to say the nuns trained us well and we all got A’s in this quiz. Fabulous finger food of mini burgers, chicken wings and mini quiches were provided by the Pembroke. Safe to say no one left hungry and there was still plenty of food left over at the end. A cold burger or two may have been eaten at 2am.

It was a wonderful evening catching up. By 2am everyone started to leave and head their separate ways with a hug and; “I am looking forward to the 30 year reunion already.”

Let’s hope we are all still here for it and hopefully we will see a few more familiar faces next time. A thoroughly great night was enjoyed by all and there wasn’t a permed hair style or a navy Loreto gabardine in sight.

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