Many thanks to Paul Lanigan for sending us these photos from the 1983 trip to Berlin.
This was a pretty special trip because it took place several years before the Berlin Wall came down. The Olympic stadium was the stadium that Jessie Owens famously won a gold medal in front of a very upset Hitler, and in the picture of the Brandenburg gate you can see the wall run right behind it.
The small group picture includes Alan McCormack who was goalkeeper on the CBS Kilkenny Senior Hurling team. Alan had to stay back in Kilkenny to play in a Leinster final against our near rivals, St Kierans -which CBS Kilkenny won! Alan was then flown into Tegal to meet up with the rest of the group where they got great accounts of the Berlin airlift and the Marshall Plan from Dermot Curran.
Fantastic memories there, many thanks again Paul!