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Byline: TREVOR QUINN

BY TREVOR QUINN A MIXTURE of excitement and a few teary goodbyes marked the first day at school for thousands of children yesterday.

More than 67,000 boys and girls started their primary education with a range of emotions.

Thankfully these cheery kids were all smiles as they waved their parents goodbye and headed off to meet their new friends and teachers.

From Mayo to Dublin and Wexford, our photos show some top class pupils around the country.

BRAVE POPPY'S FIRST DAY: PAGE 25 A MIXTURE of excitement and a few teary goodbyes marked the first day at school for thousands of children yesterday.

More than 67,000 boys and girls started their primary education with a range of emotions.

Thankfully these cheery kids were all smiles as they waved their parents goodbye and headed off to meet their new friends and teachers.

From Mayo to Dublin and Wexford, our photos show some top class pupils around the country.

BRAVE POPPY'S FIRST DAY: PAGE 25

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BIG BROTHER Charlie McKenna with mum, dad and little Bobby

MEET THE PARENTS Joe Murray with mum and dad

HUG ME TIGHT Blake Beetun and mum Donna at St John Bosco, Dublin

HAT A BOY Solomon Lew Man Mew and his parents

TWIN THE NEWS Three sets of twins at Catherine McAuley School, New Ross

CHILD'S PLAY Miss Cosgrave's class at The Quay School, Westport, yesterday

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUIR
Date:Aug 31, 2018
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