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Maybe I’m left school too long ….. May 23, 2012

Posted by irishelectionliterature in Uncategorized.

…. heard of a South Dublin School where after the standard graduation mass the boys were each presented with silver rings with the name of the school engraved on the outside.

The old school tie being replaced with a ring?



1. Stephanie Lord - May 23, 2012

How very Saved by the Bell-esque.

They’ll be getting letterman jackets for the rugby teams next.


2. Joe - May 23, 2012

Going to my daughter’s graduation from school tonight. It’s certainly a big deal these days. Don’t remember any of that shit when I left O’Connells in the seventies! I’m in two minds about the whole thing. All that sentimental, gonna miss you so much, we all love and respect each other, pupils and teachers … would there be a market here for School Graduation Sick Bags like the Royal Wedding Sick Bags that did so well across the water last time out? PS Don’t tell my daughter I posted this.


Logan - May 23, 2012

There certainly seems to be some resistance to it from some students, going by all the stories in the IT every late May of the “departing 6 th year students go on rampage” variety.


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3. FergusD - May 23, 2012

It’s very Merkan. Do you have school “proms” as well, with students going off in huge stretched limos? That arrived in Ingerland some years ago. Harmless, but for some reason I don’t like it. Grumpy old man.


Joe - May 23, 2012

Yep. We call them debs or debs dances here. Debs short for debutantes. But they’ve been around quite a while. I didn’t go to mine back in 1977. A feature I have to look forward to in September is when all the neighbours and friends are invited round to view my daughter and her dress and her companion before they head out and do what debs do. The more I think of it the more I think there’d definitely be a market for Graduation and Debs Sick Bags. I’m gonna be an entrepreneur!


WorldbyStorm - May 23, 2012

yeah, we had our debs in 82. No stretch limos though. Buses too and from the Sands Hotel. A fairly soulless event.

Go for it with the bags. 🙂


4. Tawdy - May 23, 2012

I left school with a blackeye…………a parting present from a viscious christian brother in Limerick………..that was in the 60s………..I was 13


WorldbyStorm - May 23, 2012

That’s a grim tale, Tawdy. And it’d be far from unusual in those days more’s the pity.


Dr. X - May 24, 2012

And a shiner was by no means the worst thing he could have received at the hands of the Men in Black.


5. Feadog - May 23, 2012

I’m a ’60s graduate as well and all I got was an undying hatred of privilege, the Catholic Church, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, IBEC, the Establishment, so I reckon I had a good education.


6. crocodileshoes - May 24, 2012

A typically acerbic view from the Fountains ( worth a TWIMBLT one of these weeks).
And similarly from the Onion.


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