Huge turnout for Donnelly Mirrors reunion in Naas

Conor McHugh conor@leinsterleader.ie

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Conor McHugh conor@leinsterleader.ie

Huge turnout for Donnelly Mirrors reunion in Naas

The Donnelly Mirrors reunion committee pictured with representatives from Little Way Cancer Support, Clane, who were beneficiaries of the night. Photo: Tony Keane

More than 230 people attended the Donnelly Mirror’s reunion at Toughers on Friday, June 17.
And organisers say that reminiscing carried on until well after 2am.
The factory, which closed in 2006, had its official opening on April 1, 1968, and many of its first intake of employees were present on the night.
Many of those attending hadn’t seen each other since the company closed its doors.
In fact, there were even some people who had worked briefly there in the 1970s and 1980s who returned on the night.
Former employees travelled from as far away as the UK and Galway to attend the reunion, which also doubled up as a fundraiser for the Little Way Cancer Support Centre in Clane.
And a candle was lit for those who didn’t make it to the reunion.
“It was late enough, for old fogeys like us!” Jim O’Sullivan told the Leinster Leader.
“The atmosphere was electric,” said one of the organisers Margaret Brerton.
“A wonderful crowd turned out. All the talk now is of when the next one is on!”