Message from Jerry Carroll, President, Westland Row Past Pupils Union.

As we approach Christmas, I welcome this opportunity to address members of the Westland Row Past Pupils Union (PPU) and all past pupils of the ‘Row’.

It is many years since I was a pupil in the ‘Row’. Yet, throughout my life I have been very proud of having attended the alma mater of Patrick and Willie Pearse and all those pupils, too many to name individually, who have made major contributions to the social, economic, sporting and artistic development of our country.

As the Officers and Members of the Union’s Committee are not getting any younger, I have made the focus of my term of office to endeavour to recruit new members and particularly younger members to the Committee.

I direct my call to those who have left the school in the last twenty years. In particular, I would be most pleased to see the level of female representation and involvement in the PPU grow in the period ahead.

I am, therefore, asking past pupils to consider joining the PPU and taking part in its activities. The next big event will be the Annual Dinner, which will be held in the Westbury Hotel, Grafton Street, Dublin 2, on Saturday 26 January 2019. All are welcome. Tickets are available from the Hon. Secretary of the PPU, John Cullen (

I will keep you updated on events during the course of 2019.

Finally, Happy Christmas to everyone and wishing you every success in 2019.

Jerry Carroll,


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Notifications from the WR CBS PPU

Annual Dinner. Westbury Hotel, January 26, 2019

This takes place, as usual in the Westbury Hotel, on Saturday 26 January 2019. The ticket price is €60. Contact John Cullen at or 087 2312728 to reserve a place.

Row Person of the Year 2019 - Call for Nominations

We are seeking nominations from past pupils for Row Person of the Year 2019, to add to nominations made in previous years. If you consider someone worthy of the honour, please let me know, setting out why you consider him/her suitable. Please let John Cullen know not later than Friday 24 November.

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