A message from Brendan Toolan, President of the PPU

Dear Past Pupil,

Welcome to the rebranded website of the Presentation College Bray Past Pupils Union. The relaunch coincided with the centenary in 2021/22 of the founding of the school on Putland Road.

It is a great honour for me to be elected President of the Past Pupils Union as we celebrated 100 years of Presentation College Bray. This is my second stint as President having served during the Diamond Jubilee in 1996!

The fact that you are visiting this website indicates you have a keen interest in the Past Pupils Union and by extension the school. We hope you find it of interest as we record events both on and off the campus. We are in unprecedented times as we cope with the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine following the global pandemic and its impact on our society’s health and wealth!

The Past Pupils Union is facing a challenge. The number of ‘Paid-up’ members is relatively small considering the number of pupils who have passed through ‘Pres’ over the years. I would encourage you to join the PPU. We do run a few sociable outings including the Annual Mass, Golf competition for The Scannell Cup and Presidents Dinner. However, our main aim is to make some positive contribution to the fabric of Presentation College Bray. To this end, we have launched The Centenary Fund and hope you are in a position to lend your support.

I would like to thank, on your behalf, the very hard-working sub-committee who has brought this very user-friendly website to fruition.

Finally, I am sure you will join me in wishing the Principal, Martin Locke, the staff, the community, the pupils, the parents, and all associated with our Alma Mater, every success as we embark on the 2nd century.

Kind regards

Brendan Toolan

President PPU 1995, 1996, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.

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