Snapshots - Millennium Year in Tipperary - Where are these young boys now?

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New Inn Boys National School 2000

In the arts and crafts class at New Inn Boys School in 2000 were Stephen Flanagan, Joe McEniry, Jonathan Doyle, Simon Anchell, Eoghan Kelly, Eoin Byrne and Philip Irwin. Picture: Mike Hoare

The above photograph from New Inn Boys School taken during the Millennium Year of 2000 brings to mind the well-known Mark Twain quote ....

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

In March 2000 ‘The Nationalist’ paid a visit to the then  two-teacher school, where Mary Moloney was in the junior room and Michael Heffernan in the senior room with the services of a shared remedial teacher Catherine O’Dwyer assisted by Maureen Finn. The school also enjoyed the services of a caretaker, John Kelly and a part-time secretary, Mary Marnane.

The students greatly enjoyed participating in table quizzes, while on the sporting scene the school had a very good Gaelic football team that year.

The senior pupils also went on environmental walks to Galtee Mór, Slievenamon and the Devil’s Bit as well as enjoying other outdoor pursuits.

Remembering the glory days of Jack Charlton in Tipperary




We have all become used to scrolling through the galleries of photos on our smartphones but what about those much-loved print photographs stashed away in the attic,  in a box under the bed or in that “miscellaneous” drawer in the kitchen?  Are they destined to be forgotten forever in the digital age?

Well, it’s time to dig them out and show them some love.

We want readers to take a photo of those much-loved print photos and send them to us.  Whether it was taken a few years ago on an instant camera or a few decades ago, we want the photo that stands out for you. 

 It can be from a social event, a landscape shot, a funny pic or even a holiday snap - we want them all. Yes, even those dodgy “look at the state of my hair” debs photos!

Send us your photos

We want you to dust off the golden oldies, take a picture of your old picture and email it to us. 

We will feature your pictures in both our print and online editions.  In addition to  running your images on and our social media pages we will also carry two pages of your images every week in ‘The Nationalist.'


We will run a poll every week on  and our weekly online readers can vote for their favourite image of the week. 

Two winners will go forward every week, leaving six of our readers images going forward to the grand finale with a chance to win our amazing prize package. 

The overall winner as voted by the public will win the  fantastic prize.

To enter, all you have to do is send your photos to  

and we will do the rest!  Don’t delay!