Rocking a trip down memory lane at Coláiste Chiaráin

Coláiste Chiaráin pupils took the audience on a musical walk down memory lane.

15 YEARS on, pupils at Coláiste Chiaráin showed that they’re still turning up the talent, marking a milestone 15th annual school musical – aptly titled ‘Musical Memories’.

The Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick City chorused with excitement as pupils, parents, staff, and musical fans gathered to witness a spectacular performance that blended the old and new.

Coláiste Chiaráin’s performers were joined by 12 former students, lured in by the nostalgia, in taking to the stage. The  reunion showcased the enduring spirit of the school’s musical legacy and bridged generational gaps, creating a tuneful blend of experience and youthful exuberance.

Musical Memories weaved together a tapestry of songs and scenes from past productions, including Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors, Oliver, We Will Rock You, Grease, Les Miserables, and The Wiz, taking a nostalgic stroll through the school’s rich musical history.

The returning pupils shared the stage with current students, reflecting on their own memories and experiences as part of Coláiste Chiaráin’s musical community.

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Principal Gerard O’Sullivan expressed his delight at the success of the event and the meaningful reunion of past and present students.

“Musical Memories has truly captured the essence of our school’s artistic spirit. It’s heartening to witness the collaborative effort of our students, both past and present, in creating such a memorable production.”

Audiences at the sold-out two-night run showered the cast and crew with applause as the final curtain fell. And they’re planning to make it a sweet sixteenth next year.