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Complimentary Prosecco on arrival, and free parking! Tag your prosecco partner! Have you booked your ticket yet?More info here: www.facebook.com/events/406205773344394/ ... See MoreSee Less

Complimentary Prosecco on arrival, and free parking! Tag your prosecco partner! Have you booked your ticket yet?More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/406205773344394/

Tuesday September 17th, 2019

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Anyone attending from Class of 1964 or thereabouts?

As part of the Wesley 175 ‘Making a Difference’ program, Simon Jennings stayed at an orphanage in Morocco for 19 days. He has written about his experience and says....’While I was there, the project the orphanage was running in the village was in full swing. The house of a family had been destroyed in a flood some weeks earlier and the orphanage was providing them with a home on the campus while the house was rebuilt, financial aid and workers to build the house. The house was nearing completion during my stay…

I was able to go as a part of Wesley 175. As a result, a huge contribution was made to the orphanage and to the family whose house was destroyed in the floods. As for me, I was able to make a difference in the lives of the children by spending time playing games with them, talking with them and perhaps even teaching them. I would certainly encourage anyone who is thinking of doing something similar to go ahead - the memories and experiences will stick around.’
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As part of the Wesley 175 ‘Making a Difference’ program, Simon Jennings stayed at an orphanage in Morocco for 19 days.  He has written about his experience and says....’While I was there, the project the orphanage was running in the village was in full swing. The house of a family had been destroyed in a flood some weeks earlier and the orphanage was providing them with a home on the campus while the house was rebuilt, financial aid and workers to build the house. The house was nearing completion during my stay…

I was able to go as a part of Wesley 175. As a result, a huge contribution was made to the orphanage and to the family whose house was destroyed in the floods. As for me, I was able to make a difference in the lives of the children by spending time playing games with them, talking with them and perhaps even teaching them. I would certainly encourage anyone who is thinking of doing something similar to go ahead - the memories and experiences will stick around.’

Tuesday September 17th, 2019

Photographer Dan Sheridan has tried to capture the people behind the Ireland rugby crest.. here is his image of Josh van der Flier with his dad Dirk and mum Olly ... See MoreSee Less

Photographer Dan Sheridan has tried to capture the people behind the Ireland rugby crest.. here is his image of Josh van der Flier with his dad Dirk and mum Olly

Saturday September 14th, 2019

The Class of 1989 are organising a 30 year reunion in Old Wesley on 21st September 2019. Contact details can be found on a Facebook group called; Wesley College Friends. Check it out if you are interested. ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday September 11th, 2019

Let’s wish Josh and the team good luck for the World Cup. Go well! ... See MoreSee Less

Let’s wish Josh and the team good luck for the World Cup.  Go well!Image attachment

Tuesday September 10th, 2019

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Wishing Josh and the Irish Team the best of luck in Japan.

Good Luck Josh & Ireland.

Good luck Josh and the rest of the team- a chance of a lifetime and you have a country behind you in full support

Good luck to you Josh and all the team. We’re super proud of you. 🏉👍😉

Best of luck Josh! You’ve got this! You are doing us all proud no matter what!

Best of luck

Best of luck 👍🏼☘️🏉

Best of luck Josh. Fantastic young talent.

Best of luck to Josh and Team Ireland!

The very best of luck!

Go Josh best of luck & please tell your Dad I said Hi 👊

Best of luck Josh! Supporting you and Team Ireland in Japan! 🏉 🇮🇪 ☘️

Go Josh and Ireland,behind you all the way.

No underpants?😉

Good luck to you Josh and all the team. We’re super proud of you. 🏉👍😉

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4 reasons to come to the Wesley Alumni dinner:

1) Have a great night out with dinner, wine and entertainment!
2) Help boost the bursary fund.
3) Network and possibly make new business links.
4) Be in with a chance to win two tickets to the Ireland V Wales 6 Nations game!!

It's a no brainer! Get booking those tickets and we will see you on the 4th!🎉🎉
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Saturday September 7th, 2019

WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPS
In Lausanne, Janet Ferguson (née Livingston) Wesley class of '78, has run through the field to claim a bronze medal🥉.
This is Janet’s second consecutive bronze medal in addition to her four gold’s across 2016/2017 world championships in athletics, Duathlon and Triathlon. Bravo Janet.
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WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPS 
In Lausanne, Janet Ferguson (née Livingston) Wesley class of 78, has run through the field to claim a bronze medal🥉.
This is Janet’s second consecutive bronze medal in addition to her four gold’s across 2016/2017 world championships in athletics, Duathlon and Triathlon. Bravo Janet.

Friday September 6th, 2019

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Wow, I’m hugely impressed! Congratulations

Well done Janet😊

Amazing Janet. Well done .👏

Brilliant achievement 🙂

Congratulations!!!

Brilliant

Wow

Janet Ferguson Cherry Stanbridge

Amazing, very impressive you must be elated JAnet

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Revisiting the awards at the Golf Outing social in Newlands! Good food, company and hopefully game..get your heads up for the next get together, with Alan Rufli at 0879972401. 😉
#WesleyCollegeDublin #WesleyCollegeAlumni
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Tuesday September 3rd, 2019

To mark the start of the new school year please read the following.
67 years ago on 3rd September 1952, William (Billy) Butt started at Wesley College. He says;

67 years ago on 3rd September 1952, I started at Wesley College. I had just arrived in Ireland from Nairobi, Kenya a few weeks previously.
I was 6 years and 7 months old when my father dropped me off at the Junior Boy’s residence to be looked after by such caring people as Ernest Armitage.
who at the time was only 18 years old and was a TCD student housemaster at Burlington House. I was bi-lingual, speaking only my Indian mother tongue
Punjabi (Urdu) and the Bantu language Swahili. I didn’t understand a word of English. About 3 months later I had forgotten my mother
tongue and I was speaking fluent English with a full Wesley College accent. Some of my playmates at the time were David Alford, Richard Burrows, Michael Moore,
Michael Cartwright and Ronald Deegan.

The blazer I am wearing in the photo bears the former Wesley crest.
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To mark the start of the new school year please read the following.
67 years ago on 3rd September 1952, William (Billy) Butt started at Wesley College. He says; 

67 years ago on 3rd September 1952, I started at Wesley College. I had just arrived in Ireland from Nairobi, Kenya a few weeks previously.
I was 6 years and 7 months old when my father dropped me off at the Junior Boy’s residence to be looked after by such caring people as Ernest Armitage.
who at the time was only 18 years old and was a TCD student housemaster at Burlington House. I was bi-lingual, speaking only my Indian mother tongue
Punjabi (Urdu) and the Bantu language Swahili. I didn’t understand a word of English. About 3 months later I had forgotten my mother
tongue and I was speaking fluent English with a full Wesley College accent. Some of my playmates at the time were David Alford, Richard Burrows, Michael Moore,
Michael Cartwright and Ronald Deegan.
 
The blazer I am wearing in the photo bears the former Wesley crest.

Thursday August 29th, 2019

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I remember you as a senior when I attended Wesley in 1960.Billy was a unique character who everyone knew. What a lovely memory of the school and a tribute to Ernie Armitage.Thank you for sharing Jean Kenny nee Clarke

Story sounds familiar. In 1971 Oct four brothers stepped into Wesley and warmly embraced by the staff and students. We did speak English. The cricket was a booster, nevertheless the years at boarding was pleasant and mad, not a moment passed where the lungs was not exercised. We had an excellent education, sports, lifetime friends and the craic was legendary. My wife and kids still suffer from the zany Irish logic, a DNA implant from Wesley. I see signs of it in my eldest although never studied in Wesley. Most are not able to understand when I say that the craic was the most important aspect. It wires the brain in a way that is uniquely Irish and only in Ireland. If only they knew it's worth, It is priceless.

Lovely tribute to Ernest Armitage

Well done Billy... we have great memories of our years in Wesley and of course our many reunions since. Lovely to see you recently and your lovely wife Remute. Ruth

6 years old!! I would love to know how long they took boarders/students so young and when all that changed. 👏Mr Armitage!

Fabulous story. Especially when it’s full of good memories.

Great story

Wonderfully written article. Where is Billy now?

I didn't know there was such a thing as a Wesley College accent! I guess I do now 🙂

Never knew there was a different crest it had changed by the time I started four years later. Also didn’t realize you and David went back that far.

I've known you all my life William Butt, but I didn't know this. Thanks for sharing !

Billy you still look the same😊. Just more grey

Wonderfully written article. Where is Billy now?

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Good luck to Past Pupils Leah Paul and Eimear Richardson who are on the Irish Women’s Cricket Squad heading off this morning to Scotland for the @ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier. Good luck all! 👋👋👋 ... See MoreSee Less

Good luck to Past Pupils Leah Paul and Eimear Richardson who are on the Irish Women’s Cricket Squad heading off this morning to Scotland for the @ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier. Good luck all! 👋👋👋

Tuesday August 27th, 2019

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Congratulations and best of luck Leah 😊👍

And Eimear Richardson ?

Alumni Daragh Walsh & Kirk Shimmins playing for Ireland at the men’s hockey Europeans. Wesley Coach Jason Klinkradt is on the coaching team & Carol Metchette on the umpiring panel. Ireland lost to Netherlands on Sat, drew with Scotland on Sunday and face Germany today. Go well! ... See MoreSee Less

Alumni Daragh Walsh & Kirk Shimmins playing for Ireland at the men’s hockey Europeans. Wesley Coach Jason Klinkradt is on the coaching team & Carol Metchette on the umpiring panel. Ireland lost to Netherlands on Sat, drew with Scotland on Sunday and face Germany today. Go well!Image attachment

Tuesday August 20th, 2019

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Congratulations to the men’s hockey on doing so well over in the Netherlands guys! Those were tough teams that they were up against during their matches! I hope that the two boys did us proud at the time! It is a great credit to such a fantastic coach and umpire as well!

Funeral arrangements for Joan Blackmore are;

Funeral on Friday 23rd @ 1200hrs Aghada Presbyterian Church, Cork.

Memorial service on Monday 26th @ 1100hrs In Taney CofI, Dundrum.
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Monday August 19th, 2019

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I am up in Belfast at a conference this weekend but I will definitely make it back down for the memorial service! She was a marvellous inspiration in all aspects of Wesley life and she will be most sorely missed by all those who knew her! My sympathies go out to Ken and her children and extended family as well! The notice on the RIP website was very comprehensive indeed!

The full notice about Mrs Blackmore can be read on rip.ie.

Thank you for that notification.

Thanks for the update

MartinMargaret Thorp

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I am deeply sorry to tell you that Mrs Joan Blackmore passed away peacefully last night. Funeral will take place in Aghada, Co. Cork, and Memorial Service will take place in Dublin. Arrangements to follow. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday August 18th, 2019

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So sorry to hear the news of Mrs Blackmore’s passing. She was a wonderful person and the memories she and Ken created for me at Wesley will never be forgotten. Deepest sympathy to Ken and all the family.

Very sorry to hear this sad news. My condolences to all the Blackmore family. She was a true legend in many ways at Wesley College. A lovely lady.

Such a lovely lady... herself and ken Blackmore were such a lovely couple and made Wesley a very happy place to be.. condolences to all her family

I have very fond memories of Mrs Blackmore. So sad to hear. With deepest Sympathies to her family.

So very sorry to hear this. I have very fond memories of her in school- she was a great lady. Sympathies to her family.

Such sad news. She was a wonderful, lovely lady. Love to all the family. A very hard time for them.

So very sorry to hear this. Mrs Blackmore was such a presence around the school & herself & Mr.Blackmore are so prominent in my memories of my time there. Condolences to Mr.Blackmore & the rest of her family.

Condolences to the family. Mrs Blackmore was an amazing lady with a caring soul, may she rest in peace x

So very sorry to hear that sad news. Deepest sympathy to all the Blackmores. She was such a wonderful energetic lady.

Very sorry to hear this news, my condolences and thoughts with Ken and the rest of the family. Great memories. Melanie did you hear? ☹️

So sad to hear this- very fond memories...what an amazing, generous, kind,warm woman

Very sad a lovely lady always a welcome smile when Alexandra College played Wesley College RIP Joan

Very sorry to hear this sad news, sympathies to all the Blackmore family. A lovely person who along with Ken set a very caring atmosphere in Wesley.

She was a lovely lady so kind to me when I started at wesley, condolences to all family and friends

So sorry to hear this, she was always so lovely, one of my favourite teachers. Condolences to the the Blackmore family.

Great memories of Mrs Blackmore during my time in Wesley, a wonderful, generous lady. May she rest in peace.

Very sad to hear that. Joan was a very special lady and always had time for a chat and wise words, condolences to the family.

So sorry to hear that. I’ve such fond memories of Joan. Sending love to the family. From Wendy Dukes

May she RIP. very fond memories of a fabulous coach. Love to all the Blackmores xx

Rest In Peace Mrs Blackmore, you were an incredible lady who impacted so many of our lives

Fond memories of both Joan and Ken. RIP and deepest condolences. She touched a lot of people with her kindness.

So sorry to hear the sad news. Loved meeting her and Mr Blackmore in Wicklow always a smile and cheery hello.

So sorry to hear that. She was a lovely kind lady and was very caring to me while going through tough times at Wesley. RIP.

One of my favourite teachers such a kind heart and genuinely lovely person. My condolences to the family. RIP Joan x

Such sad news. Joan really inspired my love of hockey. My thoughts and prayers are with the Blackmore family.

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‪Wesley College London Re-Union is on Saturday, 21st March 2020 at the Guoman Tower Hotel, St Katherine’s Way. Cost for three course lunch is £45.00. Also excellent accomodation rates available. Full details and application form on Alumni page of College web site shortly.‬ ... See MoreSee Less

‪Wesley College London Re-Union is on Saturday, 21st March 2020 at the Guoman Tower Hotel, St Katherine’s Way. Cost for three course lunch is £45.00. Also excellent accomodation rates available. Full details and application form on Alumni page of College web site shortly.‬

Tuesday August 13th, 2019

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great , thanks a lot

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