This evening I attended the 60th Anniversary celebrations for the National College of Ireland (NCI). The College first started in February 1951 and is still going strong 60 years later. There were about 200 people at the event which was held in the Atrium of the College. It was great to catch up with colleagues - both present and retired. Little bit of name-dropping, I also chatted with Norma Smurfit and Nora Owen - two very nice ladies.
The speeches did go on a bit - there were eight in total. However, it was good to hear about times past in the College and to experience a little bit of nostalgia as two former Presidents - Joyce O'Conner and Paul Mooney spoke about what NCI means to them. A nice touch too was some speeches from former and current students.
Overall - a very enjoyable evening. Congratulations to all involved in NCI - here's to the next 60 years!