The Wyvern Writes ….
Showing that we are still the number one table, at the Association of School Unions dinner! 😅
Hey guys and girls, if you are around next Friday, please drop over at 2pm to #NewlandsGolfClub to stretch your legs, have a natter and if you like; a spot of food afterwards. Bring your spouse or friends by all means!
Further info: Alan Rufli 0879972401 or David Bursey 0862721759 - Booking unnecessary. ... See MoreSee Less
Monday June 17th, 2019
young as you are David Bursey and not (David Young)
Must catch up for a pint soon damo you still living shankill
Yeah that’s why David Young he is, is going golfing on 21st in Newlands. Who can win against David? How about you Damien?
Looks like David Bursey has not aged at all.
The class of 1989 are also having a reunion. Meeting in Old Wesley on Sept 21st from 7.30pm. All welcome! ... See MoreSee Less
Friday June 14th, 2019
THE CLASS OF 1963 are having an informal reunion in Dublin on 28th June 2019. So far we have about 25 persons attending. Any Class of ‘63 friends who haven’t heard about this and who would like to attend are welcome to send their email contact details to William (Billy) Butt at; firstname.lastname@example.org or to Ken Flynn at; email@example.com. Spouses are welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday June 14th, 2019
Can you post something for class of 1989 please? Get together at Old Wesley on Sept 21st from 7.30pm please b.
Janice can you please fix my email address. It looks strange with an @ sign in front of the address. The correct address is : firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks
This was posted today on the RTE Archives twitter feed. @RTEArchives
New Wesley College Campus
Wesley College leaves Saint Stephen’s Green for a new beginning in Ballinteer.
WATCH: @RTENews footage broadcast #OnThisDay 50 years ago bit.ly/2wQMBRX ... See MoreSee Less
Friday June 7th, 2019
I went to Wesley 1961-1967. My brother John and I were the first to arrive in Ludford Park in 1964, part of a contingent of 24 boarders there until I left in June 1967. It was such a liberating experience to leave the dark confines of the dormitories in St. Stephen’s Green. The freedom to roam the fields and ride our bicycles around the Dublin mountains was wonderful. We took a minibus (an old blue Bedford), the CIE bus (48A) or rode our bicycles into school every day. On the minibus we used sing ‘We go to school in a blue minibus” to the tune of Yellow Submarine, making the words fit rather badly! In our first year there were still cows being miked and tended to and a farmhand who live in the house that ran the farm on behalf of Mr Callow (the previous owner) We had three rooms at the end of the house, sleeping in the 4 bunk beds in each room. Our House Master was Guy Milner and our Matron was Iris Willoughby. The food was excellent! One of the cooks, Mrs Power, lived in the old gatelodge and her husband worked for Irish Forest service. None of the construction had begun by the time I left in 1967
I remember that day. I was there with my family including my mother and grandfather who were past pupils. And I remember that last year in St. Stephen's Green where the only place there was room for the whole school to gather was in the Centenary Church. One of the best things about the move to Ballinteer (we called it Ludford) was the end of Saturday school!
What a surprise to see my father, mother, cousin and aunt front row left!.. Valerie Ellis ( Barkman) , attended Wesley 1952 - 1959
Sept 1964 to June 1970,so 5 years St.Stephend Green and 1 in Ballinteer.
I remember St Stephens Green and the new school was delayed
It was a roasting hot sunny Saturday, huge crowd and everyone amazed by the modern buildings. Dev was there in a vintage Rolls Royce and he was blind as a bat. Autumn term was delayed by 2 weeks because the buildings weren't ready and it was still a building site when we moved in September 69
I also remember having to go to school on Saturday morning when we were in Stephen's Green.....think we had a half day Wednesday then....that changed when we went to Ballinteer where I had my last year
Had 5 years in Stephen's Green.....started in Wesley in 1964 and had my last year 'leaving cert year' in Ballinteer so had best of both worlds!!
The year I started in Wesley
I'm in there somewhere - end of Form 1. Glad I'd a year in the city.
I Think I remember it being roasting n the tarmac was sticky?!
DeValera's vintage Rolls is the bit I remember best.
Didn't start until 1971 so didn't get to start in old school.
WESLEY REUNION IN STOCKHOLM
Last weekend, the Swedish capital hosted a unique reunion between two Wesley College veterans.
After having left the school in 1963, Terry Coulter and William (Billy) Butt lost contact with each other until
more than half a century later, when fate brought them together again through the internet. During Terry
and his wife Rosemary’s holiday trip to Scandinavia the two Wesley veterans met again at Billy’s home city of
Stockholm. 4 intensive days were spent sharing vivid memories of their days at Wesley College. Terry, now
living in British Columbia Canada was at Wesley for 4 years. Billy, who lives in Stockholm, Sweden, was at Wesley
for 11 years. They both graduated 56 years ago in 1963. ... See MoreSee Less
Monday June 3rd, 2019
Do you know where Terry lives in BC? I live in Calgary, Alberta. Terry and Billy were a few years ahead of me in Wesley (1967) but i remember them both well; my older brother Charles was a year behind them, (1964)
Both looking great.
Nice one William Butt !
Class of ‘79 reunion. October 12th 2019 in Sandymount Hotel. Full details later. Contact any of the following: Margaret McGeachin; email@example.com
Neil Metchette; firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com Jackie Kilroy; firstname.lastname@example.org. Anne Tyrell;
email@example.com. Shirley Laird;
firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday May 28th, 2019
The year below me!
Good luck to Past Pupil Leah Paul, who is part of the Irish Squad for this series. ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday May 28th, 2019
"The class of 2019 have been signing up this week to join the Alumni and pictured are the winners of cinema tickets and George Ezra tickets that were kindly organised by the Alumni committee" Have you joined yet? Go to the Alumni page on the College Website ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday May 22nd, 2019
Make a Difference! Support your School!
Come along and connect with fellow past pupils at the AGM of Wesley College Alumni. Just meet up – or, if you wish, there may be behind the scenes social media, finance or advisory roles for you. Perhaps you would like to join others to help fundraise for the college community and bursary funds into the future? Or….you might like to just expand your business connections! All alumni are automatically members – no need to join or pay a subscription.
When: next Tuesday, 28th May, at 8pm
Where: G.B.Shaw Auditorium (tea will be served from 7.30pm in the concourse) ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday May 22nd, 2019
Patricia Lewis presenting Honours Awards to 5th and 6th year students on Friday. It was also Trish’s last full assembly as she and Margaret Wilson are to retire from Wesley at the end of the year. ... See MoreSee Less
Monday May 20th, 2019
What a super teacher! Got my A in junior cert maths 😁
Happy retirement Patricia and Margaret!
Happy Retirement Patricia .. Miss Bond /Mrs Lewis fantastic teacher and friend , great memories .. Thank you 😊
Happy retirement Ms Lewis, you were a great teacher, hope you have a wonderful and well deserved retirement!
Enjoy your retirement Mrs Lewis. Great memories
Best of luck with the retirement, Patricia. We will miss you..!
One of my favourite teachers happy retirement
Happy retirement Trish and thanks for everything 💕
Ah lovely lady best wishes on your retirement Patricia Lewis 😘
Wow remember when you started great teacher . Enjoy retirement
Happy retirement Patricia, enjoy x
What a fantastic teacher!! I will always remember walking through Dundrum one Saturday morning & seeing her pass by in a horse & carriage x
Happy retirement Margaret Wilson 😊
Happy retirement Patricia - I remember when you started teaching in Wesley ☺️
Mrs Lewis you were my favourite teacher! Enjoy your well deserved retirement
Happy retirement Patricia, always my favourite teacher, inside the classroom & if you ever needed anyone outside the classroom.
He’s BAAAACK! Good luck to Josh and Leinster. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday May 17th, 2019
Hello Wesley,remember some of the alumni are in a different province....come on Munster.
Well done to Alumni, Luke Madeley and Daragh Walsh on your selection. ... See MoreSee Less
Monday May 13th, 2019
Very well done to Past Pupil Leah Paul on her selection for the the Irish Women’s Cricket squad for the upcoming T20 series against the Windies women later this month. ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday May 7th, 2019
Fantastic, well done Leah x
I think that Mick Halliday was helping to prepare a documentary about Irish cricketers for RTÉ a few years ago! I am not too sure if it came to fruition! If Leah Paul is playing in the Caribbean I will be the first one to travel over there to see her perform! Kevin O’Brien has a huge reputation with West Indian cricketers!
Fantastic Leah 👍🏼🏏
Fantastic Leah !
Congratulations Leah Paul 🍾
Well done Leah
Well done Leah! 👍🎉
Congratulations Leah Paul
well done Leah Paul
Good woman Leah Paul 👍
Calling all our Alumni! check out the Make A Difference funding opportunity on the 175th page of the College Web site. Have you applied? Up to 5000 euro available. ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday May 7th, 2019
It is a very noble cause indeed by the Wesley Alumni to fund events by the Wesley Diaspora! I hope that notable entrepreneurs, sportspeople and musicians can avail of the funds available!
All ideas and contributions to this website are warmly welcome and appreciated.
Please contact us if you are organising a class reunion, a social, a sporting event, drinks in the pub, a fundraiser, or anything related to Wesley which you would like to share and promote among past pupils, classmates and friends.
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