Personal Stories 

Jimmy Fitzsimons

I have been volunteering at the Fete since the early Seventies, I was introduced by Cathal O Feinneadha.
I help out four to Five times a week for the month of June. I travel from work in UCD Belfield by bus to Celbridge to
help get everything ready for the Fete. Then every evening I get a bus to Houston Station and then I get the Luas home to Tallaght. Its a bit of a treck but its worth it.

I don’t have a particular job; I just do whatever I’m asked to do.
There has been many changes since the introduction of marquees. It makes the job much easier.
The reason I spend so much time helping at the fete is because I came to school in St Raphael’s
from Cavan in 1963 and I enjoy coming back to St Raphael’s each year and meeting all my friends and making new

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