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Saturday 28 November 2015

Finaghy Primary School celebrates 75 years

Published 29/04/2009


Finaghy Primary School is to mark its 75th Anniversary with a gala celebration next month.

The event will take place in the Ramada Hotel, Belfast on Saturday, May 23, and will include a dinner, a full swing band and memorabilia display.

Finaghy Primary School opened with six classes and 161 pupils in 1934.

The school’s current Principal, Mr Alastair Mackay, said throughout its history there have only been four Principals. He said: “As the current Principal I have had the privilege of overseeing the most radical transformation of the seven acre site.

“The old buildings have all gone, replaced in 2004 by a state-of-the-art high-tech school, a community sports zone, a public library and a day care centre.”

Mr Mackay said all past pupils, staff, friends and associates can contact the school for tickets to the dinner on 9061 2623, or visit

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