Welcome from the President


The Wesley College Past Pupils’ Union exists for the following purposes:

  • To support the educational work of the College and to bring together and form a link between Past Pupils of the College at home and abroad.President Heather Burnett Niland
  • To foster the spirit of friendship and co-operation between the Past Pupils by means of social and other activities.
  • To form sections of the Union which shall cater for the intellectual, social and other interests of the members.
  • To provide a Bursary Fund or Funds to assist in the education and advancement of a child or children of a Past Pupil who is or could be a member of the Past Pupils’ Union, who in the opinion of the relevant Trustees is in need of financial assistance.
  • To provide a Benevolent Fund or Funds to assist a Past Pupil who is or could be a member of the Past Pupil’s Union who is in need of financial assistance.
  • To provide bursaries for the fees and costs of education of pupils of the College where families are in need of financial assistance.

Through this website, Facebook, as well as the various reunions and events that are organised each year, we hope you are able to meet up with past pupils and friends, both young and old, and contribute to these admirable goals.

If you wish to organise a reunion, click here for some practical hits and tips. Classes usually like to organise their own 10, 20, 30, 40, and even 50 year reunions, however the annual PPU dinner is a wonderful opportunity for “minor” anniversaries, as well as an opportunity to meet up with friends from the classes above and below your own. The dinner takes place in October or November each year, so keep an eye on this site for dates and venue.

Finally, if you would like to contact us, drop us an email to wesleyppu@gmail.com, write on our Facebook page, or send us a letter.

All the very best,

Heather Burnett Niland
President, Class of 1986


2016 Newsletter :: Lynn McCrave

2016 Newsletter :: Lynn McCrave

Dear Members Please note the following PPU events taking place in the coming year. AGM,  Monday 16th May  Wesley College Tag Rugby Event , Thursday 19th May Donnybrook Stadium Annual Table Quiz , Friday 20th May The Glenside Pub, Churchtown Golf & Dinner,  Friday 1st July Rathfarnham Golf Club Annual Dinner , Friday 18th November Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club London Re-Union,  Saturday 18th February Guoman Tower Hotel, London As my term as President 2015/16 of Wesley Col...
2015 Newsletter :: Niall Sisson

2015 Newsletter :: Niall Sisson

Dear Members, Please note the following PPU events taking place in the coming year AGM , 20th May 2015 Wesley College Golf & Dinner , 3rd July 2015 Rathfarnham Golf Club Annual Dinner , 7th November 2015 Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club London Re-Union , 20th February 2016 Guoman Tower Hotel, London I was very honoured to serve as President of the Wesley College Past Pupils’ Union for 2014/2015. I have thoroughly enjoyed the year especially the privilege of representing Wesley a...
2014 Newsletter :: Melanie Lawlor

2014 Newsletter :: Melanie Lawlor

Dear Members, Events taking place in 2014/2015 AGM Wednesday, 21st May 2014 Wesley College Golf & Dinner Friday 13th June 2014 Rathfarnham Golf Club Annual Dinner 3rd October 2014 Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club London Re-Union 2015 Date and Venue to be announced Annual Quiz 2015 Date and Venue to be announced I was very honoured to be asked to be the President of the Wesley College Past Pupils’ Union for 2013/2014. I have thoroughly enjoyed my tenure especially r...
2013 Newsletter :: Simon Grier

2013 Newsletter :: Simon Grier

Dear Wesley College Past Pupil AGM Wednesday, 22nd May Wesley College Golf & Dinner Friday, 28th June Rathfarnham Golf Club Annual Dinner Friday, 4th October Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club London Reunion Saturday, 1st March 2014 Guoman Tower Hotel This may be an unorthodox way to start the President’s letter, but I felt it was important to emphasise these key social events. As my school report card often stated “attendance is good, but could be better”, so I encourage you t...
2012 Newsletter :: Elspeth Henderson

2012 Newsletter :: Elspeth Henderson

Dear Wesleyites! I’m not sure if there is a term for addressing you as a collective group of former students. So, I hope I’m not offending any individual, or breaching any protocols, when I use the term “Wesleyites”. If I am, I apologise! Firstly, I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome this year’s school leavers to the PPU. As from Wesley far you scatter, we wish you well in your studies and look forward to hearing about your adventures and successes. Since the last Wesley PPU Newslet...
2011 Newsletter :: Andrew Stroughair

2011 Newsletter :: Andrew Stroughair

Welcome to the 2011 newsletter from the Wesley Past Pupils Union. We have revised the format to reduce one of the biggest annual costs to the PPU which is postage. We hope that the change in format does not take away from your enjoyment or indeed the amount of information that we get across. The PPU is an organisation which exists in the real financial world of post celtic tiger Ireland. The savings we will achieve by reducing postage will allow us to supplement the bursary fun whose investment...
2010 Newsletter :: Peter Squire

2010 Newsletter :: Peter Squire

In finalizing our plans at the start of our year we recognized that the economic environment may impact the PPU and that we might have difficulties in attracting many people to our functions and events, However we have been very pleased with the support given as all the events were well attended despite the current environment. Yes, we are disappointed that a few events were not possible, but we are trying to overcome that and the first of these is the forthcoming event in the Midlands, planned for...
2009 Newsletter :: Iris O'Ferrall

2009 Newsletter :: Iris O'Ferrall

As my year as President is coming to a close it is my pleasure to say some final words about the year just past. The year has gone so quickly since being elected in May. The Golf Outing in August was the first highlight. I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Andrew Stroughair for running it. It was Andrew’s first year and it was most successful indeed. The next big function was our annual dinner in the Royal St. George Yacht Club with guest speaker Senator Shane Ross who spoke strongly about...
2008 Newsletter :: Arthur Ennis

2008 Newsletter :: Arthur Ennis

Having read newsletter editorials of many of my illustrious predecessors, I now find to my amazement that it is now my turn to produce a few paragraphs for this publication. I was surprised and honoured to be elected to the Presidency of Wesley Past Pupils Union, and I wish to thank all the members that made this possible. A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since taking office last May, time has flown and now I find myself in the home straight. My first engagement was the Northern Branch...
2007 Newsletter :: Pam Campbell

2007 Newsletter :: Pam Campbell

My year as President is coming to its close and the time has passed all too quickly. It has been an exhilarating year for me and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting many of you at the PPU functions, where I have been made to feel very welcome. I have been so very proud representing our PPU at the external events to which I was invited, particularly the various Annual Past Pupils’ Dinners of our kindred Colleges. I had not realised how busy I would be during the year and how much work is involved i...