Events & Activities
Dates for your Diary
September 2019 - Muckross Alumni Choir, rehearsals commence
Venue to be confirmed, start at 8pm
11 Sept 2019 - Past v Present Pupils Hockey Match
Muckross Park College
20 Sept 2019 - Muckross Park PPU Golf Society Outing
Edmondstown Golf Club
28 March 2020 - Annual PPU Lunch
Marco Pierre Whites, Donnybrook at 12.30pm
March 2020 - AGM
Details to be confirmed in early 2020
6 July 2020 - Combined Dominican Unions Golf Society Outing
Naas Golf Club
In February 2017 the PPU decided to try something new – a choir. We picked a start date and waited to see if anyone turned up! We were delighted (and relieved) when 18 past pupils arrived to join.
We decided there would be no embarrassing auditions and all singing abilities are welcomed. We look forward to Monday evenings singing a variety of songs in the back parlour of Muckross convent. We are grateful to the sisters for allowing us use this lovely facility.
So far we have covered songs from musicals such as Mamma Mia, Les Miserables and Chess. Other songs include ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams and Cee Lo Green’s ‘Forget You’, some Cold Play, Bee Gees and of course Dominican Magnificat. As you see it’s a varied repertoire.
We continue to practice every Monday night at 8pm in the convent. We currently have 28 members and would be delighted to have more past pupils join us.
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It took an amazing 91 years from the foundation of the PPU to form the Golf Society. The inaugural outing took place at Elmgreen Golf Club on 25th September 2003. This was thanks to the then president of the PPU, Valerie Clancy (nee Barry) who made all the contacts and arrangements. The weather was excellent and 11 past pupils played golf. Eadaoin Maher (nee O’Connor) was the winner with a superb score of 45 points. Since then the annual outing has become a popular event with a record 50 past pupils playing in 2008.
In 2004 the Campbell sisters, Phyl Kelleher and Carmel Keogh, presented the Golf Society with a lovely antique silver rose bowl as our Perpetual Trophy. It was a most thoughtful and generous gift and we are most appreciative of it.
Since then, the Perpetual Trophy has been presented to the following winners:
Moya Williams (nee Forde) in 2004 and 2009, Olivia Byrne 2005, Marguerite Barry 2006, Janice Woodcock (nee Burke) 2007, Anne Keane (nee McIntyre) 2008, Claire Baxter 2010, Susan FitzGerald (nee Levins) 2011, Grace Redmond 2012, Mary O’Brien (nee Whooley) 2013, Bernadette Murphy (nee Gogarty) 2014, Elaine Hartigan (nee Kavanagh) 2015, Grace Redmond 2016 and Mary Grier (nee Boden) 2017.
In 2005 the annual outing moved to Edmonstown Golf Club, Rathfarnham. This proved to be a lovely and successful venue for the Society and where the PPU Centenary Outing was played in September 2012. In 2014 and 2017 the outings were held in Elm Park and Old Conna respectively.
Golf Society Captains:
Valerie Clancy (nee Barry) 2003 and 2004, Sheila Hughes (nee Nally) 2005, Beatrice Doran 2006, Phyl Kelleher (nee Campbell) 2007, Mary O’Brien (nee Whooley) 2008, Annette Quigley (nee Soraghan) 2009, Darina Marshall 2010, Moya Williams 2011, Eadaoin Maher 2012, Bernie Feeney (nee Lacy), Annette Burke 2014, Susan Fitzgerald (nee Levins), Jackie Horan 2016, Suzanne Timlin 2017, and Mary Whooley 2018
spirit of muckrosS AWARD
The PPU and the school have continued to build and strengthen links. As part of the Centenary celebrations in 2012 the Union wanted to sponsor a new award in Muckross, an award that would recognise the spirit of Muckross, rather than a specific academic or sporting achievement. With the support of the school it was decided that the criteria for selection would be a 6th year who had demonstrated the following qualities during her time in Muckross:
generosity of spirit
interest and involvement in fundraising
acting beyond the call of duty
involvement in social work
involvement in sports
Rachael Ortiz (2019)
Laura Farnan (2018)
Molly Colbert (2017)
Alannah Owens (2016)
Elma Seaver (2015)
Rebecca Byrne (2014)
Susan Gough (2013)