Crescent past pupils reunite with union

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

THE RECENTLY formed Crescent College Past Pupils Union have appealed for past pupils of both the ‘old’ Crescent and newer Crescent College Comprehensive to register on their website.

THE RECENTLY formed Crescent College Past Pupils Union have appealed for past pupils of both the ‘old’ Crescent and newer Crescent College Comprehensive to register on their website.

The major focus of the recently relaunched Crescent Past Pupils Union is an upcoming annual dinner in the Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel in April, but recently elected president, Brien Morris - of the Class of 1970 - is appealing for all past pupils to register on the website, www.crescentpast.com.

“We want to foster a fellowship between the past pupils, that is the important thing - it is too easy to stay in touch between the internet, and we want to get people together and to keep in touch,” said Brien.

“The older you get, the more significant it is,” he adds.

The inspiration for the re-launching of the PPU came in 2006 from Helen Kelly-Holmes, the newly elected president explained, with Ms Holmes also acting as ‘de facto’ president up to now. She was assisted by a committee, which included former pupils and Headmasters Fr. Liam O’Connell S.J. and Dermot Cowhey, both of whom are members of the newly formed committee.

In recent years the fledging union has organised functions to mark the achievements of past students, such as a Roll of Honour, and events whereby past pupil authors were invited to formally present their books to the School Library.

The committee also organised events to mark the school’s sesquicentenary (150 years) celebrations in 2009/10.

The newly launched PPU have formalised the structure and Brien is hoping that past pupils will get in touch with the PPU and register.

“We have a newly formed committee and it is nice to have people involved. The major function will be in the Castletroy Park, but we are also very keen that people would register their name on the website, and keep in touch,” he added.