Dear Fellow Past Pupil,
I am humbled and honoured to be named as President of the St Mary’s College (C.S.S.p) Union for the academic year 2022/2023.
Following the disruption since early 2020 I am looking forward to returning to the Union calendar of events and meeting with as many fellow past pupils as possible. I hope that this year our past pupils can attend these events and meet in person with school friends, and also make new connections, and to continue to build the strength of our network. Our upcoming events in November are the Memorial Mass on 13 November, and our Annual Dinner is returning to its usual “3rd Friday in November” on 18th November.
The first mention of the Past Pupils Union in the school archives was approximately February 1898 – the actual date being uncertain. February 2023 will therefore be a special date as the union celebrates 125 years in existence.
This year the Union will continue our strong relationship with the College, and we look forward to supporting the College in any way we can.
The Union was able to continue to support a number of charitable causes when restrictions allowed, and this will increase over the course of this year.
Finally, I would like to wish all students, staff, and everyone in the wider St. Mary’s community the very best in the year ahead. I look forward to seeing as many past pupils as possible at our future events as we get return to a “new normal”.
Fidelitas in Arduis
Padraig Keogan (Class of 1990),
St Mary’s College (C.S.S.p) Union