April 2014

Lyn Halpin

We are very sad to have heard today of the passing of our former and esteemed colleague Lyn Halpin
Lyn was for many years the leading fashion guru in CTT and was highly respected in the industry.
Please check the papers for funeral arrangements

Gala weekend is heavily booked !

The Committee has done a really great marketing job this time. Normally  the annual dinner- always enjoyable – attracts c. 50 alumni. This time the committee set an ambitious target of 100, and so far the total reservations has reached 149!. That’s the capacity limit. No more seats available, lads. However, its not so much first come – first in, but first paid in advance/ seat confirmed. The hotel must be paid by the committee in  advance. Activities are becoming heavily booked too, by normal standards. Golf is at 26, compared to last year 12; tennis is at 12 compared to 8, Rossborough House 22, and so far 12 have indicated attendance at the Drunch. Former colleagues will be attending from Ireland mainly but also Australia, Belgium, Germany, and elsewhere .If you want to make a booking, see the details in the previous post about the Gala weekend.

Our new website

This site is made with Word Press technology, which your editor hopes he will be able to handle. (In fact, he invites someone to take over .. Any offers?) It’s the worlds leading blog technology and this site is essentially a blog, providing news of the Alumni Assn. and its events and hopefully news of some of the current primary major activities and interests of former colleagues in CTT.

We’ll try to post something new every week or so. If you want to be notified about new posts, or comment on posts, you must be a registered “member” of the site .. That’s a member of the Site, not a member of the Alumni Association, but in fact membership of the site is open only to ex-CTT persons. To register please click the link on the right sidebar.  It takes seconds .. just enter your name, username – pick one recognisable to colleagues ! – , email address (not for publication) and say when and where you were in CTT. You’ll get immediate entry but if you’re not authenticated later you might find yourself booted out!. (The old site is still available for a while if you need to take your documents off it. Go to http://old.cttalumni.com)

25th Anniversary “Gala” planned

First it was a “Gala Dinner”, to celebrate the Alumni Association’s anniversary .. and now its a whole Gala Weekend!. I hear even some former locally employed colleagues from overseas will attend. The activities include sports- golf and tennis- culture – outing to an interesting manor house- and dining and wining with dinner at Thomas Prior Hall and a brunch- make that a “drunch”- lunch-dinner- on another day. Details in summary:

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