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Pat Harnedy RIP

The death has taken place of Pat Harnedy, Leaving cert class of 1967. On behalf of the entire school community I would like to pass on our condolences to Pat’s partner and family.
Funeral Arrangements:

May he rest in peace.

David Rafferty

President & Hon. Secretary Joeys Alumni

Fred Crowe RIP

I am saddened to report the passing of Fred Crowe, Leaving Cert Class of 1968 and President of Joeys Alumni 1993 – 1996.

The committee of Joeys Alumni had decided to present Fred with the Joeys Alumni Community Service & Leadership Award at the Annual St. Joseph’s CBS Reunion Dinner in Clontarf Castle on Friday, 22nd February 2019. Fred was very pleased that we had decided to make this award, when we advised him last November, even though he knew that his illness made it unlikely he would make the event.

The Joeys Alumni Community Service Award is granted as a mark of recognition by past pupils of St. Joseph’s CBS, Fairview to past pupils, friends or staff of the school who have made an outstanding contribution to the betterment of communities at home or abroad through exceptional service, leadership, and accomplishments.

Fred was CEO of Nandri, founded in 1996 to help Dalit children in Tamil Nadu, India. Since then Nandri has helped to educate over 5,000 children. Nandri’s mission is to empower disadvantaged women in rural India through self-help groups, micro finance and child education support.

This is our first year to make such an award, which is initially based on nominations from committee members and in future years will be opened up to nominations from our contactable Alumni base.

On behalf of all the Joey’s community I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Fred’s family.

Funeral Arrangements:

May he rest in peace.

David Rafferty, President & Hon. Secretary Joeys Alumni 0879178829



Gerry Fennell RIP

The death of Gerry Fennell has sadly occurred, on 7th November 2018. Gerry was in the Leaving Cert Class of 1952. On behalf of all the Joey’s community I would like to convey condolences to Gerry’s family.

May he Rest in Peace.



Annual Reunion Dinner 2019

The Annual School Reunion Dinner will take place in Clontarf Castle @ 7.30pm on Friday, 22nd February 2019.

Tables for 10 – 12 people may be booked.

Price is €60. For students, there is a discount of 50%.

Contact any member of committee for more info:

David Rafferty           087 9178829
James Rogan             087 9234368
Brendan McGrath    086 2528258
Derek Moran             086 1701041
Tim Quinlan              087 4170262

Please note in your diary – more details to follow.



Can Joey’s PPU help solve the mystery behind a local work of art?

Joe Gantly (Leaving Cert Class of 1963) is President of the Fairview conference of St. Vincent
de Paul. The conference is especially committed to helping people to remain in school and
then to continue to 3rd level education where possible. As we all know a good education is
an absolutely essential step to breaking the cycle of poverty.
The conference has recently been gifted with a stunning, hand-made wooden model of the
original ‘Joeys’ school building and with a challenging mystery: who is the L. Byrne who
created and signed this work of art in 1967?
The gift comes to SVP from the family of the late H.B. ‘Brian’ Dennis who was a pupil in the
Joeys, class of 1947.
It measures 48cm x 26cm x 16 cm, (19” x 10” x 6.5”) and is made entirely of matchsticks and
ice-pop sticks. It recreates the original Joeys building facing onto Marino Mart. The detailing
of doors, windows, external stairways, even the chimney-pots indicate that this is the work
of a very talented artist, most likely a past-pupil.
Professional estimates say that it took months to build.
The conference plans to auction this beautiful piece of local history to raise funds for its
work in the Fairview-Marino area, and hope that someone from Joeys Alumni may
remember L. Byrne and give us some more information about him and his time in Joeys.
If anyone is interested in making a bid, please advise
If you can help, please contact the conference at or call
conference president Joe Gantly on 087 415 8809.





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