History of the Yearbook
The yearbook began life in 1983 as a joint venture by the two Presentation schools, primary and secondary. It was published in this format for two years. This was in the good old days when the two schools were linked by a corridor. The magazine was abandoned for a few years and then revived again in its present incarnation in 1986 . It is prepared annually by a committee of hard working pupils and teachers.
It functions as a record of life in school in that year and also as a showcase for the literary and artistic talent of the pupils. The front and back covers are usually designed by a senior Art student. Many of these budding artists have gone on to art college and are still proud of their first published artistic work in the school yearbook. The 1986 cover was designed by DeLourdes McGrath who has gone on to a career as a designer.
Listowel is acknowledged as the Irish home of creative writing.
Poetry, short stories and reflective essays published in the school magazine over the years, bear witness to this.
Plans are afoot for a "where are they now?" section in future yearbooks in an effort to trace some of the early contributors and committee members. If you are reading this and have any happy (or otherwise!) memories of working on the Pres.yearbook the present committee would love to hear from you.