Ardscoil Rís Past Pupils Union

Dear Past Pupil of Ardscoil Rís

We hope that you and your families are keeping well. We write to let you know that Ardscoil Rís will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in the school year 2022-2023 and that a full programme of celebrations and events is currently being planned for the year.

Celebrations will, we hope, include past pupils of the school. A Past Pupils’ Union has already been formed with the following as interim officers:
President: Mr Pat Gilroy
Vice President: Mr David Petherbridge
Honorory Secretary: Mr Art O’Leary
Honorary Treasurer Mr Brian Brophy

The next step is to reach out to past pupils inviting them to join our Past Pupils Union. Accordingly, all past pupils who are interested in joining the Past Pupils Union are invited to register their interest and provide their contact details through the CALLING ALL PAST PUPILS link below.

Following this, you will be contacted in late summer inviting you to a social event in the school on Friday 30thSeptember 2022 at 6.30pm.  (Note the original date was 23rd September but had to be postponed by a week.)

Sadly, over the years, we have lost some of our past pupils. If this letter has reached you and you are the family of one of our past pupils who has passed away, we send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on your loss. If you feel up to it, we would be pleased if you could let us know so that we could add the name of your loved one to our Book of Remembrance.

If you have any queries, the Past Pupils’ Union can be contacted by emailing

Yours sincerely

Pat Gilroy, President Ardscoil Rís Past Pupils Union

John McHugh, Principal, Ardscoil Rís