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Mount Sion - Did you go between 1973 - 1980?

  • 08-02-2020 12:28am
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    Registered Users Posts: 674 ✭✭✭ Cuttlefish


    Reason I ask is that whilst living with my grandparents in Griffith place I used to go to Mount Sion primary school for a few years then transferred to St Declans, those early primary school years in Mount Sion were terrific mainly because of one particular Christian brother...I think his name was Brother Minouge....I can't be 100% sure but he was brilliant.


    He taught us chess and to this day I still play the game, badly, and love it.

    Also on a Saturday morning we would meet on our bikes outside the school on Barrack street and spend the day cycling. Clearly remember all of us heading to the Comeragh mountains and up to Lake Coumshingaun for s picnic. Another time to Lord Waterford estate near Portlaw.

    Brilliant brilliant days

    Does anyone reading this remember this Christian brother and care to share stories


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,571 ✭✭✭ vriesmays


    I remember Br Killian in DLS, he was a prick.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,623 ✭✭✭ marlin vs


    I remember Br. Murphy back in the sixties, sigh suas ar mó chus a buachaill mháith.Brings tears to my eyes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,571 ✭✭✭ vriesmays


    Br Gerard /Fergus Dunne in DLS, another prick who quit the Brothers because he couldn't manage the smarter kids.


    .


  • Registered Users Posts: 674 ✭✭✭ Cuttlefish


    Lads was on about a decent Christian brother in Mount Sion who actually cared about the kids and that teaching could be outside the classroom too...Saturday cycles to Comeragh etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 674 ✭✭✭ Cuttlefish


    vriesmays wrote: »
    Br Gerard /Fergus Dunne in DLS, another prick who quit the Brothers because he couldn't manage the smarter kids.


    .

    Was he Economics teacher - he left to get married?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,623 ✭✭✭ marlin vs


    Cuttlefish wrote: »
    Was he Economics teacher - he left to get married?
    Good for him if he did, instead of being a frustrated xxxx.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,571 ✭✭✭ vriesmays


    Fergus Dunne is still a frustrated xxxx. He's been hassling former pupils for years.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 ✭✭✭ debok


    vriesmays wrote: »
    Fergus Dunne is still a frustrated xxxx. He's been hassling former pupils for years.

    Now we starting to see the reason for your Waterford hatred quiet fella


  • Registered Users Posts: 523 ✭✭✭ Mugser


    vriesmays wrote: »
    I remember Br Killian in DLS, he was a prick.

    Took an instant dislike to him in the 1st ever french class in 1st year, wasn't proven wrong. As a result I hated french and never did particularly well in it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 674 ✭✭✭ Cuttlefish


    Lads on about a decent Christian brother teacher in Mount Sion!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,770 ✭✭✭ shockwave


    I went to primary school there during that time and dont remember him at all


  • Registered Users Posts: 674 ✭✭✭ Cuttlefish


    shockwave wrote: »
    I went to primary school there during that time and dont remember him at all

    Cant remember if that his name, just a name that sticks in my head. Nonetheless there was a Christian brother who was fantastic


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,571 ✭✭✭ vriesmays


    Was it Brother Con Desmond.


  • Registered Users Posts: 674 ✭✭✭ Cuttlefish


    vriesmays wrote: »
    Was it Brother Con Desmond.

    Doesn't sound like him, name doesn't ring a bell no pun intended


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,146 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    Br Hans Moleman


  • Registered Users Posts: 881 ✭✭✭ Deisegodeo


    Br. Todd Unctious?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 ✭✭✭ debok


    Br Windy Shepherdhenderson


  • Registered Users Posts: 555 ✭✭✭ gobo99


    Brother Spodo Komodo


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