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Reunion time for demolished primary school

Pupils from Ashwoods Primary School, February 1960. Front row from left; Kenneth Crawford, Patrick Murphy, Peter Murphy, Gerald Moohan, Gerry Corrigan, Patrick Nolan and Edward Magee. Second row from left; Liam Quigley, Cormac Corrigan, Mary Murphy Patricia McTaggart, Christine Corrigan, Aileen Quigley, Mary Sheeran, Joe Sheeran and Seamus Murphy. Third row from left; Maura Higgins, Martina Nolan, Rita Moohan, Triona Quigley, Laura Lilly, Eileen McTeggart, Nora Moohan, Maura Crawford, Mena McTaggart, Margaret Friel. Back row from left; John Moohohan, Jim Nolan, John Bothwell, Gabriel Magee, Jim Maguire, Gabriel Moohan, Pat Corrigan, Brendan Moohan and Gabriel McTernan

Were you a past student of Ashwoods Primary School with some interesting stories and memories to share?
The rural school has been closed for 50 years, and a group of former students from the 1950’s are organising a reunion, and they are looking for all past students to get involved.
The school which was situated at the junction of the Ashwoods and Sligo Road was opened in 1887, and closed in 1968 and was eventually demolished in 1972.
The students who attended the school were sent to other schools in Enniskillen.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the closure, an informal reunion for all past pupils has been organised in the Three Way Inn, Sligo Road, Enniskillen on September 28th at 8pm. The reunion will be preceded by a mass in The Graan at 6.30pm.
A booklet of reminiscences, anecdotes and photos is being published to mark the occasion and organisers would love anyone who has any memorabilia or photos from the school to get in touch.
The organisers said “The reunion will consist of a meal and an opportunity to mingle, chat and renew youthful friendships.”
The cost per person is £25 and anyone who wants to attend the function, or has photos or memorabilia can contact Jim Maguire on or Desi Ward at


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