As we think of the hustle and bustle that is Black Friday for some of our friends in the U.S., it is a good time to sit back, relax, and be glad that we aren’t fighting crowds for great deals on televisions and toys. It’s a perfect opportunity to grab a cup of coffee and look at some more early-years photographs from Westport’s educational institutions.

St. Ed’s School Band ~ Year unknown ~ Back Row: Eulalia Kallaugher, Marie Hamilton, Fern Stoness, Catherine Murphy, Monica McCann Third Row: Vivian Donnelly, Dorothy Lynett, Hilda McAndrews, Julia O’Grady, Marie Garvin. Second Row: Helen Myers, ____ Stoness, Walter Byrnes. Front Row: Hugh Walsh, Margaret Donnelly, Donny Cooper, Harry Hamilton. Band Leader: Des Walsh

St. Ed’s School Children on Front Steps of the Church, 1920s ~ Front Row (Left to Right): Anna Speagle, Elizabeth Speagle, Justina McMartin, Teresa Farrell, Helen Hamilton, Catherine Mulville, Mary Vincent Speagle, Ida Bryan, Irene Coburn, Mary Byrnes, Margaret Merkley, Eileen Bennett, Mary Murphy, Kathleen Speagle, Marie Martin, Helen Martin. 2nd Row: Wilfrid Adam, Edwin Hamilton, Oliver McNally, Edward Bryan, Joseph Herlehy, William Merkley, Thomas Murphy, Gerald Mulville, Bernard Cawley, Joseph Muchmore, Joseph Hamilton, Patrick O’Hara, Bernard Merkley, Edward Speagle, James Cawley, Deming Bryan. 3rd Row: Thomas Cawley, Joseph Cawley, Austin McAndrews, Francis Merkley, Vincent Topping, Gerald Adam, Brandon Mulville, Evaristus Carty, William McVeigh, Francis Farrell, George Speagle, Walter Mulville, James Bryan, Francis McShane, William Byrnes. 4th Row: Doreen Hicks, Kathleen McCann, Kathleen Cawley, Marie Speagle, Helen Farrell, Margaret Mulville, Mary Peters, Mary Bryan, Bernice Mulville, Ella Gillis, Evelyn Coburn, Ursula Herlehy, Irene McAndrews, Della Speagle, Margaret McMartin, Rita Bryan.

circa 1922 St Ed’s ~ Names unknown