The Wyvern Writes ….
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
Tuesday August 20th, 2019
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. ... See MoreSee Less
Monday August 19th, 2019
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
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
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.
Very sad to hear , she was always so friendly and patient. She gave up so much of her time to the students.
Great memories ,she was such a kind lady and inspired my love of hockey . May she Rest In Peace
Incredibly sad news. I have such fond memories of her, she was such a warm, kindhearted lady. Made me feel like a surrogate daughter during my time in Wesley. Xxx my thoughts are with all the 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. I have very fond memories of her in school- she was a great lady. Sympathies to her family.
Such sad news. Joan really inspired my love of hockey. My thoughts and prayers are with the Blackmore family.
I have very fond memories of Mrs Blackmore. So sad to hear. With deepest Sympathies to her family.
Initially I was a bit scared of Mrs B...but her passion for hockey shone thru and I thank her for kindling it in me..🙂. A great lady indeed 💛 My sympathies to all the family xx
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.
Very sad a lovely lady always a welcome smile when Alexandra College played Wesley College RIP Joan
So sad to hear this- very fond memories...what an amazing, generous, kind,warm woman
So very sorry to hear that sad news. Deepest sympathy to all the Blackmores. She was such a wonderful energetic lady.
My condolence to the Blackmore family. Mrs Blackmore was always a happy, positive person. I remember her always smiling and her passion with hockey. May she RIP.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís! She was a wonderful lady and made sports training a wonderful time as well as all of the other activities that she helped organise as well! My condolences to her extended family and friends! I look forward to paying my respects when the service is arranged!
Very sorry to hear such sad news. She was the most caring woman 😞 Thoughts are with the family.
Very sorry to hear this news - such a special lady & really helped to make Wesley feel like a ‘home away from home’ for so many pupils. Love to all the family x
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.
Condolences to the family. Mrs Blackmore was an amazing lady with a caring soul, may she rest in peace x
Very sorry to hear this news, my condolences and thoughts with Ken and the rest of the family. Great memories. Melanie did you hear? ☹️
Very sorry to hear. I have very fond memories of Mrs Blackmore while in school.
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
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
Tuesday August 13th, 2019
great , thanks a lot
Save the date!
Join friends old & new at the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan on Friday 4th October!
Watch this space for more info! ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday August 13th, 2019
It's our annual dinner Angelina Odwyer so lots of past pupils from a range of years. It's always a great night out to catch up with old friends and make some new ones too!If you organise and pay for a table of 8 of your friends to go you get your ticket free! So that's 8 for the price of 7! Start gathering your friends and we will hopefully see you on the 4th!😁
Who will be there?
We will put up your Photos and Stories here. Send to:
PhotosStories@Yahoo.com ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday August 3rd, 2019
Past Pupils Eimear Richardson and Leah Paul have been selected on the Irish Women’s Cricket Squad to travel to Holland next week. Go well! ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday August 3rd, 2019
In the recent Home Countries International Fly Fishing Competition Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales competed in Derry/London Derry on the Agivey River from 29th June to 5th July 2019.
The Irish team comprising Donal Monaghan, Glen McCrave( Wesley College Alumnist 2007) Seamús O’Neill and Mark Sloan with sub Andrew Sloan took the Gold Medals as over all winners and Glen McCrave also won the prize for the biggest catch.
Congratulations to all involved and in particular to Glen on his wonderful Irish International achievement.
#WesleyCollege ! ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday July 25th, 2019
Photo sent to me by Joe Deverell Class of ‘74, was taken at morning assembly before Christmas break 1970. Do you recognise anyone? ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday July 20th, 2019
Thanks Vonla and have been looking for this photo for ages
I also see Barry Caldwell; Iris is standing in front of him and not Douglas Mahood. I also picked out Edwina Good...
Jonathan Ryan, Simon Cross, David Ormston, Michael Thompson, Neil Gibson, Heather Hutchinson, Ann O Neill, Philip Beck, Iris Gordon, Aleida Van Der Flier, Marianne Fegan, Rosemary West, Derek Shaw, Barry Matthews, Vicky Buxton, Hilda Rue, Margaret McKim, Alma Young, Deirdre Griffin, Olive Leybourne, Linda Foster, Hazel Hutchinson, Gerald Sloane, Susan Baker
Front row l to r: Vera Cave, Ann Shaw, Ruth Loane. 2nd row: Sarah Cave and behind Vera and Ann is Anne Reamsbottom.
Also Gillian Moody, Sharon Parker, Heather Good, Arthur West, Silin Kilroy, Cherry Livingston. I'm there too behind Sharon Parker and Gillian Moody.
Philip Begley and Allison Deegan
"Those were the days my friends we thought they never end"!!!!!
Alan We're all at the back.I can see myself beside Hilas Fegan. Thank you
Lynne Hughes Lesley Mahood Ken Richardson
Alan O'Shea (beside Douglas Mahood)
Liz Harper, Howard Correll, Donald Teskey, Patricia Knaggs, Gina Hannon, Richard Courtney and a few other maybes...
Roland Cox (behind Trevor Johnson) an Jenny Jones... (so far!)
I see Joyce Adams rhs
Ken Drakeford, (2 behind you John) Douglas Mahood, (more to the left)
Eric Anderson, Iris Douglas...
Anyone know what happened to Iris Douglas, and where she is
Elma Wright (née Jennings) was a boarder in Wesley from 1955-1960. She started in Prep A upper.
She recalls walking from Tullamaine to school and church in hail, rain or snow. Her Boarders Hat, seen here, gave some protection, but they still got WET ! ... See MoreSee Less
Friday July 19th, 2019
From what I remember we only wore hats on Sunday, rest of the week we wore berets
Walking to school rain, hail or snow. Those navy great coats and not to forget the navy bloomers under our gym slips!!! 🤓. We were tough chicks in the olden days. Fond memories. Grania Ryan née Ward
I was a day pupil then and rember those hats well.. happy memories
Wow great hat!!
How was the perfect bowler worn,? Sides up sides down, dimples in the top or rounded, worn to the front or the back of one's head. I remember the Boar or Bore, I never new which, constantly hassling girls as to how the bowler should be worn. Imagine trying to get the modern girl to wear such garb, including the brogue shoes!! On reflection it resembles a life style on a different planet. Good Old Days?????
I only remember berets & trying everything to make them look cool. Worn on the back of our head. At the side & stuffing them in to blazer pocket ASAP.
I remember those hats. However we just wore berets!
We used to throw them in the canal when we left Wesley! You would occasionally see a homeless person wearing one.
Then she ust have been in Tullamaine when I was in Burlington House? Did we ever run into each other?
The good ol' bowler hats, as we called them!!
Dr Jennifer Cassidy posted this on her twitter page yesterday...
I am so grateful to officially announce that I have received a Departmental Lectureship in Global Governance and Diplomacy at the University of Oxford. Its been just 9 years since I applied to do this very Masters, worried I’d never even get in. Today, I received the Lectureship.
Congratulations Jenny from the vast Wesley Alumni. You are a trail blazer. ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday July 11th, 2019
Thank you so much! As I mentioned on Twitter I owe Wesley so much for all that has it brought me and shaped who I have become/becoming and I am forever grateful for all that it has given me 🙌🏻
*Jennifer! And absolutely congratulations!! Xx
Congratulations are due Jenny! Having studied economics and political science as part of my degrees I commend your achievement and hope that you bring academic quality to your position in your respective Oxford College!
Wesley College Dublin Alum, class of ‘15 and TU Dublin Product Design Student Daniella Kaligorsky wins Design Innovation Plastics top prize in London. Details on Alum Facebook and Instagram pages.
Danielle came first in the competition for creating a kit to help women understand how to examine themselves for signs of breast cancer. CHECKKIT shows how to conduct a self-examination for breast cancer and includes models that simulate the breast and the physical symptoms of breast cancer. It also has a brochure to explain what to do and how to recognise 12 possible symptoms, along with a notebook to log results. Well done Daniella! ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday July 9th, 2019
Congratulations to Daniella on such a great prize for Plastics Innovation over in London! I hope that her innovation proves to be an important step in the fight against breast cancer for vulnerable women!
Well done Danielle 👏👏👏
That’s fantastic well done Daniella
Fantastic. Well Done Danielle.
ASU Golf Outing: Our WCA team came 5th out of 11 schools yesterday.
High School were 1st (winning 2nd year in a row). It was a great day all round.
Delighted to have participants from Class of 2016 Stephen May & Adam Curry-& encourage new alumni to prepare now to help next year!
Phone or text for info at 087/2985840 &
Email for golf outing updates:
firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday July 6th, 2019
Congratulations to Lynn McCrave for organising such a wonderful golf tournament for Wesley Alumni! I hope that she gets a good response for her golf outing!
Heading to the first Tee in Rathfarnham Golf Club just now.
Today is the ASU golf outing and we have playing on our WCA team Stephen May(class of 2016), Adam Curry(2016), Derek Squires, Alex Byrnes and David Holmes. Goodluck to the lads! ... See MoreSee Less
Friday July 5th, 2019
Good luck to the golfers as they venture forth on Rathfarnham Golf Club for their outing! It is great to have a mixture of young and old on the Wesley Golf Outing!
Hey glad to be there to have taken photos and seen you off. Will await on Alex and David’s results too!
Super day to be playing the ASU outing in Rathfarnham Golf Club. Delighted to photo you on your way. Good luck Lads along with Alex and David. Lynn
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