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Here are some pictures from the Class of '74 reunion held recently in Kilkenny ... See MoreSee Less

40th reunion of class of '74 in Kilkenny on 4 October (girls names as in '74)

Sunday October 19th, 2014

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Date is set for the Class of 2004 reunion on Dec 27th... ... See MoreSee Less

Wesley Class of 2004's 10 Year Reunion will take place on Sat 27th Dec at 8pm in Sam's Bar, 36 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Please spread the word- all past pupils from our year and any teachers welcome too.

Monday October 13th, 2014

Wesley Class of 2004's 10 Year Reunion will take place on Sat 27th Dec at 8pm in Sam's Bar, 36 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
Please spread the word- all past pupils from our year and any teachers welcome too.

Annual Dinner (33 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

Wesley Past Pupils Annual Dinner 3rd October 2014 www.wesleyppu.com

Monday October 6th, 2014

Wesley Past Pupils Annual Dinner
3rd October 2014

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Wesley College Past Pupils UnionThanks to Arthur Ennis for the wonderful photos. Well done.2 weeks ago

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Wesley was founded on this day in 1845 - 169 years ago.

Who remembers the school song....
Be strong O Wesley Boy!
Be blythe O Wesley maiden
Blythe and strong, in hours of joy
To cheer the heavy laden.
For the weak and the friendless fight
To young and old be tender
Honour the truth
Uphold the right
Keep Wesley's name forever bright
In word and deed defend her!
Our school is like a little state,
Founded on light and truth
Here, youth works willingly for age
And age works hard for youth
Here brain and heart, perform their part
In love and loyalty
O Wesley make we help to make a wider world like thee

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Wednesday October 1st, 2014

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Emma BlainI can't believe they have retired the School Song, such a shame.3 weeks ago   ·  1
William Buttwho said they have retired the School Song? Is this true? Can someone please verify?3 weeks ago
Sam GallagherNo ....my kids are in Wesley and they sing this song.3 weeks ago   ·  5
Sandra RinglandThankfully they haven't retired the school song :)3 weeks ago   ·  1
Marijke Smiet-BünkerI even have an original score in one of my boxes in the attic3 weeks ago   ·  1
Wesley College Past Pupils UnionOriginal score Marijke... Can I have it for archives?3 weeks ago
Marijke Smiet-BünkerYou can, but it will have to wait until next summer as it is in storage as I am abroad. PM me a contact address and I will look it out next time I am home3 weeks ago
William ButtThe original score was handwritten by the composers. I would be happy to write a new score based on the old one - It would be exactly the same as the handwritten version, but it would be written with a computer. Mind you I would be writing it from memory....:)3 weeks ago
Ian GaviganBrian !! They even have their own song :-)3 weeks ago   ·  1
Gwenda Saul BellionI never really thought about the words and meaning just used to hum along and join in at certain parts but it must have been so ingrained in my brain because this is how I have lived my life. So glad for being able to attend such a great institution. Don't know if I have ever been blythe the strong part describes me better but then it was written in 1845, thankfully some things have changed since the.3 weeks ago
William ButtWell actually it was written just after the First World War before Women had the vote etc. Women were considered the weaker of the species and hence the words "Be Blythe O Wesley Maiden" - I think those words don't really reflect the modern day interpretation of women, so these lyrics are in need of an update. Evidence of the fact that the song was written prior to Ireland's independence (1921) can be found in the original lyrics of the song's chorus where it goes "Honour the King - Uphold the right, Keep Wesley's name forever bright" - This is a British lyric, not Irish. However I believe it has recently been changed to read "Honour the truth, Uphold the right...... etc... But its a great song with a very catchy melody and strong lyrics like e.g. "Our School i like a little state, founded on light and truth. Here youth works willingly for age - and age works hard for youth. Here brain and heart perform their part - in Love and loyalty. O Wesley may we help to make a wider world like thee!" - Great lyrics aren't they?3 weeks ago
William ButtI think maybe it's also time to change the first two lines of the first verse which read: We welcome not the knave or drone, but send him on his way. I think "Knaves" and "Drones" are a bit out of fashion :)3 weeks ago

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Busy day at the ploughing championships yesterday! ... See MoreSee Less

Friday September 26th, 2014

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