Past Events


2016 Golf

2016 Golf

The 2016 Golf Tournament was held on Friday, 1st July at Rathfarnham Golf Club The 18 hole course was in great condition and everybody enjoyed the day despite the inclement weather. Twentyfour played the golf and Thirtyeight attended the dinner that evening which was excellent. Many thanks to Peter Osborne of MBS Business Solutions who was our main sponsor of the day. And thanks also to everyone else that sponsored prizes for the golf and those who supported the raffle in aid of the bursary f...
2016 London Reunion

2016 London Reunion

The Annual London Lunch Reunion was held in the Guoman Tower Hotel on the banks of the river Thames on Saturday, 20th February 2016. This is a unique event with past pupils attending from all over the UK. We have many regular attendees who are passionate about Wesley and who very much look forward to this reunion every year. We were also delighted to welcome the principal who updated us with news from the college. John Coy, Helen Holland and Valerie Grimes deserve enormous credit for the huge amount ...
2015 Dinner

2015 Dinner

The 2015 Annual Dinner was held on Friday, 7th November at the Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club (the site of Epworth Hall). You are welcome to comment and tag photos through Facebook by following this link . Lynn McCrave President Class of 1973
2015 Golf

2015 Golf

The 2015 Golf Tournament was held on Friday, 3rd July at Rathfarnham Golf Club Again, it was a very successful day. Weather was good. We were extremely well looked after by the management and catering staff. Management very kindly gave us permission to be the first Society to play their new course, which had been extended from 15 holes to 18 holes. I must say their new holes have been addition to their course even though somewhat challenging. We had 26 players and 38 for dinner. Winners this...
2015 London Reunion

2015 London Reunion

The Annual London Lunch Reunion was held in the Guoman Tower Hotel on the banks of the river Thames on Saturday, 7th March 2015. This is a fantastic venue, made even more special given the beautiful weather we had. This is a unique event with past pupils attending from all over the UK. We have many regular attendees who are passionate about Wesley and who very much look forward to this reunion every year. We were also delighted to welcome the principal who updated us with news from the college....
2014 Dinner

2014 Dinner

The 2014 Annual Dinner was held on Friday Oct 3rd in Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club (the site of Epworth Hall). I was delighted to welcome our guest speaker for the evening, the Rev Dr. Heather Morris (nee Kingston), the former president of the Methodist Church in Ireland and a proud past pupil of Wesley. In a thoughtful and entertaining speech she spoke eloquently about the challenges of being a working mother and the difficulties in achieving balance between work and family. She fondly remembered...
2014 Table Quiz

2014 Table Quiz

The annual table quiz will be held at Old Wesley on Wednesday, 26th March 2014 commencing at 8pm The relaxing and social evening is a great excuse to contact old friends, meet up for a few drinks, exercise the brain and have a bit of chat and fun. €40 for a table of 4 All in aid of the Bursary Fund which supports pupils in the school. Send us an email [wesleyppu@gmail.com] if you are planning to attend or would like further information.
2013 Dinner

2013 Dinner

More than 120 Past Pupils of Wesley College, Dublin attended the PPU annual dinner at the Fitzwilliam Tennis Centre in Dublin on Friday 4th October 2013. The attendees included past pupils who studied at Wesley College as far back as the 1940s as well as the current Head Boy and Girl and their deputies. The opening speech was made by the current president of the PPU, Melanie Lawlor (nèe McDowell). The evening also included a speech by retired TD and former Minister of Education Mary O'Rourke. Many ...
2013 London Reunion

2013 London Reunion

The London Reunion was held at the Guoman Tower Hotel, St Katherine’s Way, on Saturday, 2nd March, 2013. Over 60 were in attendance and a good time was had by all. Below is a video of the event produced by Billy Butt (1963) which includes "I still remember", a beautiful song about Billy's memories of Wesley when he was a boy. Please visit the Facebook page if you wish to comment, tag or make comments on any of the photos below.
2012 Dinner

2012 Dinner

The Annual Past Pupils’ Dinner was held on Friday 16th November at the Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin 6 (formerly the home of Epworth Hall). President: Simon Grier Guest Speaker: Archdeacon Gordon Linney Dress informal: jacket and tie required. 4 Course Dinner. Cost €50 The dinner was a tremendous success with almost 100 in attendance. The guest speaker was Archdeacon Gordon Linney who gave a most enjoyable and reflective speech.      
2012 Quiz Night

2012 Quiz Night

The Annual Quiz now regularly brings in a crowd, this time some 15 tables, 60 keen enthusiasts settled down in Old Wesley Rugby Club to attempt to answer the challenging questions. It was good to see a number of new faces. The quiz mistress  - Deirdre  Chadwick – once again asked the questions, ably aided by her husband, Brian, who fielded any objections –  and once again, rejected all of them. It was good to see a number of new faces.       The primary purpose of the Quiz is for people to e...
2012 London Reunion

2012 London Reunion

Once again the Annual Reunion took place in the Tower Guoman Hotel on the bank of the Thames overlooking Tower Bridge. The number attending was not a record however 66 was a satisfactory enough figure. It was encouraging to see some younger new faces at the function, one being our current President Elect Simon Grier. Apologies were received from Billy Butt who was unable to make it due to the Eurovision Circus commitment. As usual the Friday Evening was used by the visiting Irish group to catch...
2011 Dinner

2011 Dinner

The recent annual dinner of the Wesley College Past Pupils’ Union was held in the Radisson Hotel, Dublin on 1st October, 2011, to coincide with Founders’ Day. Over 240 people attended, including current and past pupils, current and retired teachers, governors, members of the Parent Association committee, and representatives of Past Pupils’ Unions of other schools. A dinner is a dinner you may say but what made this one unique was that Wesley College was celebrating 100 years of the first enrol...
2011 Golf Outing

2011 Golf Outing

The 2011 Golf outing tool place on 18th August at Foxrock Golf Club. The results were as follows: Robertson Cup  Alex Burns    43 points Gentlemen Old Boys (Wasdale Cup) 1st         David Holmes             40 Points 2nd        Andrew Stroughair     38 Points Front 9          Peter Polden Back 9            Don Jermyn Nearest the Pin         Alex Burns Longest Drive             Andrew Stroughair Ladies Old Girls (Kingston Cup) 1st         Melanie Lawlor           40 ...
2011 Quiz Night

2011 Quiz Night

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2011 London Reunion

2011 London Reunion

The annual London Reunion tool place in the Guoman Thistle Hotel. Over 60 people attended, unfortunately due to illness our President, Andrew Stroughair was unable to travel, however former President, Arthur Ennis deputised very ably for Andrew. The group first met for pre-drinks which gives everyone an opportunity to mingle and renew old acquaintances prior to going in to lunch. Canon Richard Broadberry then got the proceeding underway by saying grace. Following an excellent lunch the Headmaster,...
2008 Northern Lunch

2008 Northern Lunch

Once again our Northern Branch managed to provide a sunny day in late September to hold their AGM. It never seems to rain on their parade! This year the venue was the “New Forge Country Club“ located just off the Malone Road. The club looks over the Lagan valley park and contains many sports facilities, one used by the Ulster Rugby squad. The Club provided an excellent facility for the AGM. After the conclusion of business, lunch was served. Unfortunately as time was limited we could not stay ver...
2008 Midlands Lunch

2008 Midlands Lunch

This was the fifth PPU reunion in Kilkenny with many members traveling long distances to attend, ensuring another large attendance. At the lunch Les Harper and Janice Harper, representing eleven members of the family who attended the lunch, presented some old medals to the College. These were graciously accepted by John Harris on behalf of the College. Arthur Ennis made his last speech of his year, before handing over to Iris O’Ferrall the following Monday at the AGM. He had been a very active P...
2007 Bridge Evening

2007 Bridge Evening

A new Event, Bridge night for PPU members and friends, played in the Myles Hall in the College on a cold November evening. The PPU wanted to find a new way to raise funds for the PPU Bursaries, a laudable idea, as these bursaries are a key part of the activities of the PPU that enable a number of children to attend Wesley College, which might not be possible without the support of such bursaries. The PPU wanted this to be event that would be remembered with the intention it would become an...