That we are living longer will come as no surprise to anyone, and over the years I have been invited to celebrate with 100-year-olds and more recently 3 or 4 parties to celebrate 90th birthdays.
2015 was a very special year for the Primary Colours Art Group because they celebrated their 20th Anniversary, and I was happy to be the invited guest to open the 2015 exhibition just as I have done for the past 20 years.
The quality of our School Buildings has improved immeasurably since those horrid days of pre-fabs.
It is amazing the transformation that has taken place in Ireland over the last 30 years, where we transformed from a mono-cultural society to a multi-cultural society in such a short historical timespan.
When I was growing up in Dublin and went to Synge Street School, the aspirations of our peer group was to maybe go on to secondary school, but a whole culture existed that to pass the “Primary Certificate” exam was to be the ultimate goal in our educational attainment.