Former, current and "future" residents of Ireland Hall celebrated the building’s 100-year anniversary with a fun-filled afternoon of socializing, tours and “birthday” treats on June 2. A slide show of the event can be viewed on the Alumni Association website.
In recognition of the hall’s reputation as a “second home” to many UST students, rooms were decorated to reflect the many decades of its legacy.
“Despite being back on campus many times, I don't think I've been in Ireland Hall since 1978. Funny, my room, 301, seemed smaller than I remember it during those four years, but I guess we get used to bigger surroundings though the years,” alumnus Mike McEnaney ’78 reflected on the celebration.”Being back in that room again brought back many good memories – the fun and, of course, the studying. I had a fantastic time reminiscing with three of my classmates in Ireland Hall.”
Green plastic peanut-butter spreaders were given to attendees in honor of Monsignor James Lavin’s tradition of providing Ireland Hall’s residents with free peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
The “Lavinburgers” are served on Sunday evenings now.