St Patrick’s, Cavan boarding school book launched

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Ballinamore man Liam McNiffe has recently launched a book documenting life in St Patrick’s College in County Cavan.

Ballinamore man Liam McNiffe has recently launched a book documenting life in St Patrick’s College in County Cavan.

A former student of the college which first opened its doors to pupils almost 170 years ago, Liam’s publication ‘Pounding, Praying, Playing’ (right)is a personal account of life at a ‘no-frills’ boarding school in the 1970s.

In his foreword, Liam says The primary aim of the book is to ensure that the boarding experience, lived by tens of thousands of children throughout the country, could be recorded for posterity.

The publication is also an authentic account of life in Ireland in the 70s and what it was like to grow up in Ireland back then. Pounding, Praying, Playing is available for purchase online at www.mcniffebooks.com and will be of interest to any of the many Leitrim natives that attended the school.