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 Robert Brophy
Welcome to the New Blackrock College Union website. It is a great honour for me to be elected as president for the academic year 2021/2022.
It is a privilege for me to represent all my fellow rockmen as President of the Union. This year we expect the total membership numbers to exceed 8500 members. This growth in numbers will continue to be driven by our class ambassadors programme which is up and running. Inclusion and engagement are two strong themes that we will continue to focus on during the year ahead.
In this regard, we are conscious that the experiences of some of our fellow past pupils while at school in Willow Park or Blackrock College may have been damaged by abuse by persons, priest and lay, who were teachers during those important years. The Union wants you to know that if you have been affected by such experiences, there is practical and moral support available on a confidential basis by contacting the Union Office email@example.com.
During the past eighteen months all of society has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Blackrock College Union has been no different. Many of our events have been rescheduled or postponed. As the new union calendar kicks off, we are cautiously optimistic of hosting as many of our events as possible, strictly following the government’s guidelines and restrictions. We salute the great work done by all the frontline workers and this work continues every day by these heroes. Many of our own members are amongst these numbers and we thank them all for their dedication and service. We remember everyone who has been affected by this pandemic and our thoughts and prayers go out to them all. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our future events as we try and get back to our usual way of life.
Stay safe and stay well. Fides et robur.
Robert Brophy (Class of 1982)
BLACKROCK COLLEGE CLASS OF 1961 “POSSIBLY THE LAST HURRAH” OUR 60th ANNIVERSARY REUNION FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29th 2021 TIMETABLE 10.30hrs - Meet at Blackrock College 11.30hrs - Memorial Mass & Ceremony 13.30hrs. – Celebration Lunch … Read more
You are invited to join us for our annual Christmas Drinks in The Irish Club, 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia. All past pupils, family members and friends are welcome, if you have moved recently to Western Australia we would be delighted to meet you. Finger … Read more
The Mass of Remembrance is held every November in Blackrock College Chapel. The Blackrock College Community extends its sympathy to the families and relatives of those past pupils who have passed during the year and to any other members of the 'Rock family who too have … Read more
We are delighted to announce the Annual Business Lunch is back! We are selling tickets for a table of 10 here, please refer to the Individual ticket page if you are looking for a single ticket. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 12th October 2021 at 10am, a table of ten ca… Read more
We are delighted to announce the Annual Business Lunch is back! Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 12th October 2021 at 10am, individual tickets can be bought here for €80. (if you are looking to buy a table please go to the other event page for tables only) As always tick… Read more
Save the Date Now in your 2022 Diary !! All proceeds will go to Spirasi Spirasi (the Spiritan Asylum Services Initiative) was set up by the Spiritans in the late 1990s. It was a response to the evolving migration and asylum situation in Ireland and was in line wi… Read more
Happy Birthday Pat from All of the Past Pupils from Blackrock College More...
The Union was saddened to learn of the loss of Brian O'Connor (1950), the 72nd President of the Union. More...
24 Nov 2021
You are invited to join us for our annual Christmas Drinks in The Irish Club, 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia. All past pupils, family members and friends are welcome, if you…
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.