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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   ppu@stjosephsfairview.ie
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.

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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 ppu@stjosephsfairview.ie.
If you can help, please contact the conference at fairviewsvp@gmail.com or call
conference president Joe Gantly on 087 415 8809.

 

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Michael Maher RIP

The death of Michael Maher has sadly occurred. Michael (Mick) was in the Leaving Cert Class of 1976. On behalf of all the Joey’s community I would like to convey condolences to Michael’s family.
 
May he Rest in Peace.
https://rip.ie/death-notice/michael-maher-fairview-dublin/363467
 

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Declan O’Donnell RIP

We lately learned of the passing of Declan O’Donnell on 23 April last. Declan was in the Leaving Cert Class of 1967 6A. 

On behalf of all the Joey’s community I would like to convey condolences to his family.
 
May he Rest in Peace.

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Golf Classic Photos

 
Click here to view photos from the Joeys Alumni Golf Classic Fundraiser.

 

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Joeys Alumni Fundraising

 

Fundraising: To support our fundraiser for the new Technology Studies Room, we are auctioning 4 signed jerseys as illustrated here (Dublin GAA, Ireland Soccer, Ireland & Leinster Rugby) at Golf Classic on 22nd June. These are ideal for framing and display as a great talking point in your home or business premises.

Please contact us with an offer (for 1, 2, 3 or 4). All jerseys signed in 2018.

 

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Joey’s Alumni Golf Classic, Clontarf Golf Club, Friday, 22nd June 2018

New Technology Lab will enable the school prepare pupils for new technology subjects. Completion First Quarter 2019. New Technology Subjects will commence September 2019. Total Cost of Build €495,000, Grant Secured €302,000. Funds to be raised €193,000.

You can support the Golf Classic Fundraiser in a number of ways:
Sponsor Golf Fees €5000
Golf Dinner €5000 (secured)
Sponsor hole + team €1000
Sponsor a team €400 or hol €600
Play per person €100

If you would like regular updates or to become involved with the Past Pupils Union please contact me, David Rafferty, President Joeys Alumni, mobile: 087 9178829, email: ppu@stjosephsfairview.ie

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Joey’s Alumni Golf Classic, Clontarf Golf Club, Friday, 22nd June 2018

Hi Fellow Alumni / Friend of Joeys CBS Fairview,

Joey’s Alumni (St. Joseph’s CBS Fairview Past Pupils’ Union) are running a major fundraising Golf Classic in Clontarf Golf Club on Friday, 22nd June 2018.

Format is four-person team event (more details on precise format to follow).

This fundraiser has been organised to support the school with provision of a much-needed Construction / Technology Studies Room on which work will commence this year for completion in 2019. Construction Studies introduces students to the knowledge and skills associated with construction technology and construction materials and practices. This new facility will enable the school to satisfy recognised student demand by adding to the curriculum a proven Leaving Cert (Ordinary & Higher Level) course that combines practical with academic learning. For more information on this Leaving Cert Course, as well as brochure on activities of Joeys Alumni, please click links below.

The school requires voluntary funding of €150,000 to supplement the approved Government Grant and previous personal donation of €85,000.

Fee per team is €400 with sponsorship of €600 per hole also welcomed.

For more information and/or to arrange booking, please contact:

Louis Gillick, Mobile: 087 2428438, email: louisgillick@hotmail.com

Or

Des Kelly, Mobile: 087 9630093, email: deshowthroad@yahoo.co.uk

For additional information click Construction Studies Course and Joey’s Alumni Brochure.

Kind Regards,

David Rafferty

President Joey’s Alumni

087 9178829

Email (home): rafferty.david@gmail.com

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Brochure distributed at Annual Dinner 2018

JoeysAlumniBrochure V3

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Newsletter – circulated to those on PPU database 16/01/2018

I’m David Rafferty, President of Joey’s Past Pupils’ Union (PPU).

In case you haven’t heard about it, I’m contacting you about Annual School Reunion dinner in Clontarf Castle on Friday, 23rd February 2018, Time: 7.30pm sharp, Price €50, payable at the door.

I also want to tell you about our desire to work together to build a mutually beneficial and sustainable Joey’s Past Pupils’ network.

Keeping people abreast with our activities is too big a job for a small voluntary committee, so we need to team up with as many past pupils as possible – “ní neart go cur le chéile”. We’ve now built a database of 4,000 past pupil names, with 800 email addresses and a further 200 telephone numbers – a good start from small beginnings. This email marks the start of using the database to support our extended PPU Team of “Year / Class Contacts” (48 and growing) and contains the seeds of a network that will be much more relevant to past pupil needs, be they social, career or business.

We depend on our class contacts for each Leaving Cert year to organise for their old school mates to attend the dinner, to liaise with us as regards numbers and as our primary channel of communication with Joeys Alumni. Names of class contacts are in the attached news update.

About myself, I was in class of 1966, worked as an accountant till I retired and was coaxed onto Joey’s PPU committee last year, following the successful organisation of our year’s 50th anniversary.

At my stage in life, what’s “in it for me” is keeping in touch with fellow 1966ers and working as part of an overall team to build a network to improve things for students past and present.

From contact with other Joey’s alumni, it is apparent that many share a desire to keep in touch or help out. The idea behind a more organised alumni network is to strengthen our ability to support one another in mutually advantageous ways. Just imagine a network that can be used for job contacts, for business mentoring, to bring together young people with business ideas and older investors (our own Dragon’s Den), or just simply to meet socially, support those in reduced circumstances, etc. The ingredients are all there – all we need to do is “join the dots” to make it happen!

For further information on the dinner and/or how to get involved, please see attached news update.

 

Slán agus Joeys Abú,

 

David Rafferty
President St Joseph’s CBS Fairview Past Pupils’ Union
Mobile 087 9178829
Email (Please add to your email address book to avoid being treated as Spam): ppu@stjosephsfairview.ie

St. Joseph’s CBS Past Pupils’ Union – News Update 15th January 2018

Hi Fellow Past Pupils and friends of Joeys,

The committee of the Past Pupils Union (PPU), in collaboration with school management, is concentrating on 2 key priorities:

  • Assisting the school to maximise its role in the community it serves, now and for the foreseeable future.
  • Engaging in the best way possible with Joey’s past pupils and friends to maximise mutually beneficial networking possibilities and keep you all up to date with developments.

Over the past decade, a much higher proportion of Joeys students than in earlier years hails from the Annesley Bridge to city centre community. As in the past, Joeys is keeping relevant to the needs of its current community and pupils. In common with other urban schools, Joeys comes within the Department of Education’s social inclusion strategy for Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS) to help children and young people who are at risk of or who are experiencing educational disadvantage. This helps overcome some but not all barriers to equal education opportunities through additional funding, smaller class sizes, etc.

The activities and objectives of the PPU Committee (members listed below) for 2018 are as follows:

  1. Networking: 1st event is the Annual School Reunion dinner: Venue – Clontarf Castle, Date – Friday, 23rd February 2018, Time: 7.30pm sharp, price €50, payable at the door. As we are a small voluntary committee, we depend on class contacts for each Leaving Cert year to organise for their old school mates to attend and to liaise with us as regards numbers. Names of class contacts are in paragraph 6 below.
  2. Strategic Direction of the school – We have started working with industry, 3rd level and 2 other schools to develop and implement a course complementary to Leaving Cert. The model we are working on is about enabling students become both career and college-ready. The objective is to put students in the driver seat and for them to have the skills so that they’re in a position to choose. Do they want to go on and get that four-year degree? We will keep everyone posted on this new initiative, which is still at a very early stage of development.
  3. Fundraising:
    • The 3 Funds currently supported by the PPU are:
      • Building Fund: Current balance €60,000. Need an additional €100,000 to build new Construction / Technology Studies Room, for which conservation report has been accepted and is now going to planning stage. It is hoped that work will commence on this project in 2018 for completion in 2019.
      • Evening Tuition Fund: To provide students with after-hours tuition in preparation for Leaving Cert. Need €10,000 per annum to support students for whom such additional studies would be otherwise unaffordable for their parents.
      • College Scholarship Fund: To provide scholarships in the form of financial grants for students who are accepted into 3rd level and for whom this would be a great financial burden for their parents. Target €10,000 to cover next 2 years.
    • Golf Classic: For the last number of years we have run a golf outing around about May each year, which has received good support. Given the new initiatives currently in hand, we feel the time is right to hold a Golf Classic in May 2018 in support of the above-mentioned funds. More about this will follow in the next PPU News Bulletin.
    • PPU Annual Contribution Scheme: We will be launching this initiative as soon as possible whereby past pupils and friends will be asked to make an annual contribution of €35 (or more if they can afford it) to support the very deserving projects outlined above.
  4. Click Link in blue for recent article on one of our Joeys Past Pupils: Journal Article.
  5. PPU Committee 2017/8: Dave Rafferty (President), Des O’Loughlin (Hon. Secretary), James Rogan (Hon. Treasurer), Brendan McGrath (Strategic Development), Derek Moran (Work Experience), Conor O’Reilly (IT), Gerry Cullen (Principal), Tim Quinlan (Teacher), Sean O’Connell, Paddy Walsh, Patrick Martin, Peter O’Mara.
  6. Year / Class Contacts:
            1950s & 60s            1970s          1980s
    1957 John Baragwanath / Dan Chambers 1970 Martin Doyle 1980 Volunteer Required
    1958 Volunteer Required 1971 Gerry McInerney 1981 Padraig Phelan
    1959 Frank Byrne 1972 Andrew O’Connell 1982 Peter O’Mara, James Rogan
    1960 Volunteer Required 1973 James McPherson 1983 Volunteer Required
    1961 Hubert Fuller 1974 Edward Boyne 1984 No Leaving Cert
    1962 Brian Fagan 1975 Volunteer Required 1985 Eddie Clarke, Cian Murnane
    1963 Matt O’Donohoe 1976 Sean O’Connell 1986 Seamus McCormack / Adrian O’Loughlin
    1964 Volunteer Required 1977 James O’Loughlin 1987 Volunteer Required
    1965 Aidan O’Mara 1978 John Phelan / Michael Quinn 1988 Volunteer Required
    1966 Terry Roche, Tom Petherbridge, Dave Rafferty 1979 Gary Gartland 1989 Volunteer Required
    1967 Denis McDermott, George Leonard & Lar Walsh        
    1968 Paddy Walsh, Michael Barrett        
    1969 Brendan Martin        
               
                1990s           2000s         2010s
    1990 Volunteer Required 2000 David Burke, Colm Egan 2010 Gavin Kelly
    1991 Fergus O’Riordan 2001 Vincent Whelan 2011 Volunteer Required
    1992 Derek Moran 2002 Peter Loughney 2012 Volunteer Required
    1993 Kevin Cohen 2003 Piaras McNeill 2013 Volunteer Required
    1994 Niall O’Loughlin 2004 Volunteer Required 2014 Volunteer Required
    1995 Volunteer Required 2005 Patrick Martin    
    1996 Volunteer Required 2006 Leroy Carter    
    1997 Stuart Devine 2007 David Gahan    
    1998 Eamon Moore 2008 Chris Weafer    
    1999 Volunteer Required 2009 Volunteer Required    
               
               

    Note: If you would like to volunteer or are unable to get in touch with your year contact, please email: ppu@stjosephsfairview.ie.

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Death of Mr Richard Heneghan

Mr Richard Heneghan, former teacher in St Joseph’s died on Thursday 21/12/2017

He was born in Westport in 1932 and came to teach in St Joseph’s in 1963 and retired aged 65 in 1997 having spent 34 years teaching Accountancy and Business Studies. Prior to being a teacher Mr Heneghan served as a Garda Síochána in Cork City.

May he rest in peace.

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St. Joseph’s CBS Past Pupils Union – Newsletter 16/10/2017

Hi Fellow Past Pupils and friends of Joeys,
Over the past decade, a much higher proportion of Joeys students (than in earlier years we all remember) hails from the Annesley Bridge to city centre community. As in the past, Joeys has kept itself relevant to the needs of its current community and pupils. In common with other urban schools, Joeys comes within the Department of Education’s social inclusion strategy for Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS) to help children and young people who are at risk of or who are experiencing educational disadvantage. This helps overcome some but not all barriers to equal education opportunities through additional funding, smaller class sizes, etc.

Given this background the committee of the Past Pupils Union (PPU), in collaboration with school management, has been concentrating on 2 key priorities:

  • Assisting the school to maximise its role in the community it serves, now and for the foreseeable future.
  • Engaging in the best way possible with Joey’s past pupils and friends to maximise mutually beneficial
    networking possibilities and keep you all as up to date and involved as possible with developments.

In this regard, we have been and are currently working on the strategic direction of the school, so as to improve how we enable students to realise their potential – either in the world of work and / or post Leaving Cert education.

Building on this work, at the 1 st meeting of new PPU Committee (members listed below) in October 2017 we decided on the following objectives for the year:

  1.  Annual School Reunion dinner: Venue – Clontarf Castle, Date – Friday, 23 rd February 2018, Time: 7.30pm sharp.
    Indicative price €50 (to be confirmed). Now is the time to round up support among your former school
    colleagues for this most enjoyable event. As we are a small voluntary committee, we depend on class contacts
    for each Leaving Cert year to organise for their old school mates to attend. Do please advise
    ppu@stjosephsfairview.ie of contact name and email for your Leaving Cert year. More details on booking
    arrangements will follow asap.
  2.  Strategic Direction of the school – focus is on student needs and links with industry / 3 rd level.
  3.  Fundraising initiatives:
    • The 3 Funds currently supported by the PPU are:
      1. Building Fund: Current balance €60,000. Need an additional €100,000 to build new Construction / Technology Studies Room, for which conservation report has been accepted and
        is now going to planning stage. It is hoped that work will commence on this project in 2018 for completion in 2019.
      2. Evening Tuition Fund: To provide students with after-hours tuition in preparation for Leaving
        Cert. Need €10,000 per annum to support students for whom such additional studies would be
        otherwise unaffordable for their parents.
      3. College Scholarship Fund: To provide scholarships in the form of financial grants for students
        who are accepted into 3 rd level and for whom this would be a great financial burden for their
        parents. Target €10,000 to cover next 2 years.
    • Golf Classic: For the last number of years we have run a golf outing around about May each year, which has received good support. Given the new initiatives currently in hand, we feel the time is right to hold a Golf Classic in May 2018 in support of the above-mentioned funds. More about this will follow in the next PPU News Bulletin.
    • PPU Annual Contribution Scheme: We will be launching this initiative as soon as possible whereby past pupils and friends will be asked to make an annual contribution of €25 (or more if they can afford it) to support the very deserving projects outlined above.
  4. Click Links in blue for Joeys Past Pupil on recent RTE programme “The Classroom Divide” (minute 5:46 onwards) and Journal Article.
  5. PPU Committee 2017/8: Dave Rafferty (President), Des O’Loughlin (Hon. Secretary), James Rogan (Hon. Treasurer), Brendan McGrath (Strategic Development), Derek Moran (Work Experience), Conor O’Reilly (IT), Gerry Cullen (Principal), Tim Quinlan (Teacher), Sean O’Connell, Dermot Martin, Paddy Walsh, Dave O’Farrell.

 

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golf-2017

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Joey’s connection with Siege of Jadotville, 1961

Click here.

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Citation: Brendan McGrath, Joey’s Hall of Fame Award, 24/02/2017

Click here.

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Photos from School Reunion Dinner, February 2017

Click here for details.

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Annual Dinner 2017

Click here for details.

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St. Joseph’s CBS PPU Committee 2016/7 (Key Issues from Oct, Nov & Dec 2016 Meetings)

Committee Members (contact through ppu@stjospehsfairview.ie):

Sean O’Connell (President), Paddy Walsh (Ex Officio), James Rogan (Hon Treasurer), David Rafferty (Hon Secretary), Conor O’Reilly (IT Officer)

Objectives:

  • High level organisation of the annual school re-union / dinner and other events.
  • Fundraising.
  • Creating a central database of contacts. So far, we have approx. 1,200 partially complete records out of an estimated 5,000 going back to the late 1950s. A sub-committee has been set up to assess what is involved in sizing, funding and implementing this project.

Committee would benefit from a few more members and supporters – if you think you can help in any way, please contact any committee member or email: ppu@stjosephsfairview.ie.

School Re-union Dinner:

  • Friday 24th February 2017, Clontarf Castle, Price €50 – to book please click here.
  • Featured Anniversary Leaving Cert Classes are 1967 (50yr), 1992 (25yr) and 2007 (10yr).
  • Year organisers for 1967 have started contacting former class mates (link here).
  • Contact details for the 25 and 10 year guys are extremely sketchy – if you can help in any way, please contact any committee member.
  • For photos from Annual Reunion Dinner in February 2016, click here.

Fundraising:

The school has separate funds for Building, College Scholarship and Evening Tuition, from which students have benefited greatly over the years:

Building Fund:

The balance available in the Building Fund stands at €57,716 (19th December 2016).  The school has been granted Department of Education and Skills funding of €302,000 to build a Technology / Construction Studies room.  The estimated cost of completing the technology room, extra classroom and two resource rooms (including relocation of science lab) is €460,000.  This leaves €158,000 to be found from our own resources or a net shortfall of €100,284, when the balance available of €57,716 is taken into account.

This amount has to be raised through the voluntary efforts of the school community – students, parents, staff and past pupils. Any help you can provide would be most welcome.

In November 2016 the Technology / Construction Room project received approval from the Department to proceed to planning stage and this will begin early in 2017.

Evening Tuition / College Scholarship Funds:

The balance available in these 2 funds stands at approx. €4,500. The PPU Committee is considering how these funds can be kept going and would welcome any assistance in this regard.

 

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Know anyone from Leaving Cert Class of 1967?

Joey’s Past Pupil Reunions are held at the end of February every year.  With just months to go before our 50th anniversary of doing the Leaving, the “1967 group” below have started to work on contacting as many of our old class mates as we can to ask them if they would like to come to next year’s reunion dinner.

The problem is getting contact details – hence this post to enlist the help of anyone who knows guys who did the leaving in 1967 – whichever of the 3 classes they were in 6A (E), 6B (L) or 6C (S).

To see class photos, please click on following link (then scroll to year and click): http://www.stjosephsfairview.ie/past-pupils-union/memorabilia/ . This should bring back a few memories and, if you can help with providing contact details for any of our former classmates, please contact one of the guys named below.

We already have a small number of contact details from the 3 classes and a few other guys from each class are working on contacting their old classmates.  What we want to do is to contact as many as possible to renew old acquaintances and reminisce about the old days.  This would add continuity to our very successful and enjoyable 25th anniversary in the Hollybrook back in 1992 (next year’s re-union dinner is already booked for Friday, 24th February 2017 in Clontarf Castle).

So, what to do – if you can assist in any way, it would be great if you could contact any of the following “1967ers”:

Dave McPherson: mobile 086 0808078, landline: 01 8333967, email dmacp50@gmail.com

Larry Walsh: mobile 086 2547918, email larwalsh@gmail.com

Denis McDermott: phone 00322 647 0043, email denis@kdmcdermott.com

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100th Birthday Celebrations

Congratulations and many happy returns to past pupil James Shortall on his 100th birthday today.

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Anniversary Books

Please note that the 1888 Centenary Book, the 125 Anniversary Book and the 1916 50th Anniversary Book are available to view, click here.
We intend to put other Joey’s Anniversary Books here in the coming months.

Year photos are also available, click here.

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Annual Dinner 2016

The annual PPU dinner will be held in Clontarf Castle on Friday 26th February, 2015 at 8pm. Sean O’Connell, our new President, will host the dinner. Ticket costs €50 and is payable on the night.

As always ring or drop me an email if you can or can’t attend.

Regards,

James Rogan (Hon Sec)
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Death of Vincent Kenny

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Vincent Kenny. I first met Vincent when he was appointed President of the PPU in 2010, serving for two years and his verve, positivity and enthusiasm was compelling from the off and it was clear that he had never lost his great “grá” for Joeys despite leaving in 1968 following completion of his Leaving Certificate.

It was my great pleasure to have known him albeit for such a short period and I will always fondly remember my time working with Vincent. On behalf of the PPU and the wider Joey’s family I extend my sincere condolences to his wife Claire, daughters Lesley and Niamh and his extended family and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

James Rogan (Hon Sec)
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Know anyone from the Class of 1966?

Joey’s Past Pupil reunion dinners are held annually in Clontarf Castle on the last Friday in February.  With almost a year to go before our 50th anniversary of doing the Leaving, the “1966 group” below have started to work on contacting as many of our old class mates as we can to ask them if they would like to come to next year’s reunion, 26th February,2016.

The problem is getting contact details – hence this post to enlist the help of anyone who knows guys who did the leaving in 1966 – whichever of the 3 classes they were in (6E, 6L or 6S).

You might recognise either yourself or someone you know from one of the class photos from that year. (Available here)

We’ve already contacted about 25% of the year and have had a great response so far. A few other guys from each class are working on contacting the rest of their classmates.

What we want to do is to contact as many as possible to renew old acquaintances and reminisce about the old days.  This would add continuity to our very successful and enjoyable 25thanniversary in the Hollybrook back in 1991.

So, what to do – if you can assist in any way, it would be great if you could contact any of the following “1966ers”:

David Rafferty: 0879178829, emailrafferty.david@gmail.com or via Facebook / LinkedIn

Terry Roche:      0879831428, emailterenceroche@eircom.net or via Facebook

Fergal MacAlister: 0860459571, emailfergal.macalister@gmail.com or via Facebook / LinkedIn

 

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PPU Golf Outing 2015

Golf Outing Banner, 2015

Golf Outing Banner, 2015

School Reunion Banner, 2015

School Reunion Banner, 2015

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St. JOSEPH’S C.B.S. PAST PUPILS’ UNION

St. Joseph’s CBS Fairview (Joey’s) Past Pupils Union (PPU) was established in 1955 to maintain and develop links between Joey’s and past pupils of the school.

The purpose of the new PPU website is to keep all past pupils informed about PPU activities, events and notices and to provide you with a means by which you can interact with Joey’s past pupils online.

We encourage all past pupils to become members of this community and to log onto the website where items are regularly updated with the latest news and events.

If anyone would like to join the PPU or if you have any questions regarding future events feel free to give me a ring or send me an email.

James Rogan

Hon. Sec.

087 923 4368

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Annual Dinner 2015

The annual PPU dinner was held in Clontarf Castle on Friday, 28th February 2015. Shane Conroy was awarded Student of the Year and Fr. Finbarr Neylon was awarded the Hall of Fame. Two trusts were announced on the night: the Christy Oonan Scholarship Fund and the Jim Teeling Tuition Fund.  Click here to read more.

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PPU Golf Outing 2014

When: Friday 12th September 2014
Where: Hollywood Lakes Golf Club

The event has proved to be a most enjoyable social gathering of past pupils, teaching staff and friends. With your continued support, and even through these lean years, the PPU have managed to keep the event going

The cost is € 60 per person (includes dinner and prizes) or € 35 for Hollywood Lake members.

The format for the day is for teams of 4 Players, with tee times as follows;

Afternoon 14:30 to 15:33

  1. Eight slots with four players per slot have been booked (32 Players)
  2. Places on booking sheet will be allocated on a first come basis.
  3. If you wish to play at a certain time we will try to facilitate you as best we can.
  4. A player may book a single, double, treble or one slot of four.

 

To Book or for more info, contact James 087 9234368

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125 Commemoration Year Book

The 125 Commemoration Year Book contains a full history of St Joseph’s from its foundation in 1888 to 2013, and that history is presented through the use of an easily consulted timeline and through an extensive use of original pictures, many of which have never been seen publicly before.

There are articles by many past pupils plus interviews with present and past teachers, supplemented by interviews with pupils from every era.  As sports is a highlight of any good school the 125 Year Book contains a substantial history of Joey’s exploits on the field of play which is lavishly illustrated with pictures of our sporting heroes down through the years.

This special 125 Commemorative Year Book is a “must buy” for all Past Pupils and is available from the school or via the PPU, cost € 10 plus Postage & Package (where applicable).

To buy the book click here.
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Annual Dinner 2014

The annual PPU dinner is being held in Clontarf Castle on Friday, 28th February 2014. The annual dinner is a unique gathering of past pupils in a relaxed and friendly setting. It is anticipated early next year we will be in a position to offer an automated booking and payment system.

The PPU It is looking for coordinators from each year group to work in publicising the dinner with their fellow past pupils to generate support and ensure a successful dinner for that year group attending. Anyone that is working on a group I would ask them to contact the PPU and inform them what year they are working on.

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Building Project 2014

Joey’s is embarking on an ambitious building project in 2014 and for the first time ever the two school buildings will be connected. Three new classrooms, toilets and dressing rooms are to be built that will provide students with state-of-the-art learning facilities to explore and develop their creative talents, see attached drawings (the areas marked in red on the Architects drawings are the new buildings). Your support of this project will leave a lasting legacy for current and future generations of Joey’s students.

The Past Pupils Union along with the Parents Council, current students and the School Board have come together to drive the fund raising forward. The slogan for the project is “building on tradition – buy a brick for Joey’s.

The price of a brick is € 100 with the names of each contributor being displayed in the new reception area. Brothers, families or friends can come together to buy a brick.

For those still unsure where the new classrooms will be located, they are being built where the bike and smoking sheds once were (a long time ago). The changing rooms are being built onto the side of the physics lab.

 

Donations can be made as follows;

1. Cheque made payable to the “St. Joseph’s CBS (Secondary) Building Fund” and sent to the school.

2. Credit transfer or by a standing order/direct debit either in full or payable  over 5 months.
Account Name:    St. Joseph’s CBS (Secondary) Building Fund
Sort Code:             90-05-43
Account No:          96105498

3. By simply dropping into the school and making a cash donation.

Donations by (PAYE) individuals in excess of € 250 affords the  school the opportunity to claim tax back, e.g. a donation of € 250 by an individual (PAYE) paying tax at 41% will result in the school being able to claim back from Revenue a further € 174, resulting in a total donation of € 424.

Further information on the tax treatments of donations please consult the revenue website or alternatively give me a ring and I will happily go through them with you.

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For PAYE Donors who contribute to School’s Building Fund, download the Tax Relief CHY2 Cert here  and returned to the to the school in order for the school to claim back tax.