Welcome to the NEW Blackrock College Union community website which is one of the primary channels of communication with our members. We would encourage you to re-register on the new website to help keep you in contact with other past students and inform you of events, support groups and projects the union and college are currently undertaking.
Welcome from John O'Doherty
It is a great honour and privilege for me to be elected as President of our Union in this its 123rd year.
Presently we have over 8,000 members in 31 countries worldwide and nearly 3,000 of those are registered online.
Over the past two years, many of our events had to be cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic. However, this year we hope to be able to run our full schedule of events. Next month I am delighted to say that we are holding our North American dinner in New York for the first time in three years and in November our annual business lunch returns to the O’Reilly Hall in UCD.
Through our Union and Junior Committees we try to reach out to as many members as possible with our class ambassadors, our reunions, retreats, business mentoring and golf events to name but a few.
One major part of the work carried out by the Union is the support that we give to our two charities the Blue and White and the Mission fund. The former offers support and assistance to fellow members who are experiencing challenging times and the Mission fund helps those less fortunate in Africa in terms of their welfare and education and indeed echoes the ethos of our Holy Ghost founders. The funds to support our charities are raised at our events throughout the year and through donations to our Union office.
Thankfully, with our new website, event bookings are made even easier and I would encourage members to check in on a regular basis for updates.
Finally, I look forward to meeting many of you during my term as President of the Union.
Fides et Robur
John O’Doherty (Class of 1986)
Class of 2022 Graduation Ball - Saturday 8 October 2022 Schedule for the evening Parents & Graduates/Dates Reception in Blackrock College: 5.30pm – 7.30pm Bus Departs for the Pavilion, Leopardstown (Graduates & Dates only): 7.45pm Sharp Dinner for Graduate… Read more
Calling 1962 Leaving Year Rock Classmates The 60 Year Reunion will take place on Thursday 27th October, commencing with Tea/Coffee at 10.30am in the College followed by a Tour of the School and concluding with Service of Remembrance in memory of 37 Colleagues who have died.… Read more
There was a great turnout of Union members and their guests for our President's Prize outing on Friday the 9th of September last, in Elm Park Golf Clu… More...
Membership of the union is free of charge to all members. However, even as a voluntary organisation, the union does incur expenditure to cover administration and to support events such as the Blackrock College Business Lunch, the Annual Dinner, the various reunions, networking events and other charitable support activities.
We would therefore appreciate any donations, no matter the amount as they will all go a long way to ensuring that all of this work continues.
We would also like to take the opportunity to thank those members who have donated in the past. With your ongoing support, we will continue to provide the best possible services to our membership.