Notifications from the WR CBS PPU

Row Person of the Year 2018 - Jim Farrelly

The PPU are delighted to announce that the Row Person of the Year for 2018 is Jim Farrelly (aka Jim Farley). Jim graduated from the class of 1955 and immediately joined The Earl Gill band as a professional musician. While at the Row he also attended the Municipal School of Music to study clarinet and saxophone. In 1963 he went on to form The Jim Farley Big Band and played through the era of showband entertainment all over Ireland. Jim played with Jerry Lee Lewis, Louis Armstrong, Diana Ross, Sheba, Roly Daniels and other stars while they toured Ireland. Later Jim formed Jim Farley and the Top Hatters, a 22 piece band with 6 vocalists which toured/played in Europe. Jim currently plays with friends in a Dixieland jazz band each Sunday evening at Sin E on Dublin’s Ormond Quay. Jim married Terri in 1958 and they have 3 sons, Karl, Mark and Ian and 3 grandchildren.  Jim and Terri live in Clontarf.

Save the Date - January 27th, 2018

WR CBS PPU Annual Dinner 2018

The Annual Dinner will take place in The Westbury Hotel on Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at 7pm for 7.30pm. We are now accepting bookings. Please contact John Cullen on 087 2312728 or by email at jjmcullen@gmail.com (or any committee member. Ticket price remains at €60. All past pupils are encouraged to attend this important and hugely enjoyable annual event. We particularly encourage past pupils for whom 2017 is the 10th, 20th, 30th, etc. anniversary of finishing your studies at Westland Row CBS. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2018 Dinner.

Annual Mass for Deceased Members - December 3, 2017

As in recent years, the Mass coincides with the St. Andrew’s Day celebrations. The Archbishop of Dublin will celebrate mass in St. Andrew’s Church at 11.30am on Sunday, December 3rd 2017. There will be a lunch afterwards in the Grand hotel on Grand Canal St., which is usually attended by the Archbishop, members of the local community, staff of the school and PPU members. The lunch is of course optional, but anyone wishing to attend could book through the Parish Office (01 6761270), tickets are €25 each. The office is open from 9.30am to 3.30pm.