Website Changes

June 17, 2018

The introduction of GDPR for websites that collect information about their subscribers has led me to remove the Guestbook. I'm sorry about that but the work involved to achieve compliance is too great. I've replaced the page with notable dates in the history of the school.

For the same reason, I have removed the Paypal button from the page about the book Against the Odds. Contact me if you would like to purchase a copy and I will send the relevant link. Please note, the cost of postage outside the UK is almost as much as the price of the book, so I will no longer be shipping to foreign parts.

I will be updating some pages and gradually adding new ones.

New Website Rebuild

January 17, 2018

With the loss of data when MSN closed its free website hosting, and the closure of the Hollies Past Pupils' Association in 2014, and on-going family illness that prevents me maintaining it regularly, it is time this website had a new re-build. 


 A Friends of this site Facebook Page  provides another platform for alumni wishing to make contact with classmates.

A Hollies FCJ School Facebook page (not run by me) is the  sister-platform for Hollies alumni. Both FB groups require membership confir...

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July 16, 2016
today at Loretoo Prep. with Rosemary Breen (Sister Rosemary). From 12.30
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Hollies Alumni Blog and other pages

June 29, 2016
A Blog (external link)  has been added to the website. Inform me of any Hollies-related news, items of interest, or reunions you would like to share through the blog. 

You can download any files of interest to you, and view photos from several galleries

Please credit anything you share from this website to the site.
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More books available

April 7, 2015
Our printer has unearthed a few more boxes of the book. To obtain a print copy, contact the author.
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Past Pupils' Association

March 9, 2014
It is with sincere regret that I pass on a message from the Secretary of the PPA. 

"Sadly, there have been no volunteers to carry on with arranging future meetings owing to increasing age and infirmity among the members."

That the Association continued and flourished for 25 years following the closure of the Hollies is quite a testimony to the school, its staff, and pupils.

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Domain name

September 28, 2012
The domain name expires soon. As I have no funds to pay for renewal, the Yola site will become the website's new home.

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Urgent notice re Guest Book

February 10, 2012
I have just received the following message from the site that hosts the guestbook.

Please be advised that HTML Gear will be retiring on April 1, 2012. As of that date, all HTML Gear modules will cease functioning and you will no longer be able to log into to make changes or updates.

To avoid a poor experience for your site visitors, please remove all HTML Gear modules from your pages before April 1, 2012.

I have no idea how to transfer the data into another guestbook program. If...
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Website Status

February 2, 2012
Microsoft Office Servers are closing soon so I have transfered the Hollies Website here to Yola.

From April 2012, the url will no longer be available so please update your bookmarkes to the Yola address.

Send notices of reunions and other events to me here via the contact form and I will do my best to include it on the new  'News' page.

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Pat Class of 1961 - 1968


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