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Message from the President

WELCOME to the Blackrock College Union Website. It is a great honour for me to represent all my fellow Rock men as President of the Blackrock College Union for the academic year 2018/2019.


Last year saw another large increase in our membership base, rising to 7,350 members, making the Blackrock College Union the largest Alumnus in Europe. This is a tremendous achievement and I most sincerely thank the Membership Officers and the Committees over the previous number of years for leading the initiative of “Membership At No Cost”. It has been a great success.


Our mission for the year ahead is to:

  • Foster continued contact between Past Pupils and the College and between Past Pupils of the College;
  • Support the Traditional Ethos of the College;
  • Support the College in its various activities, both academic and non-academic
  • Carry Out Charitable Works
  • Foster a Spirit of Support between Past Pupils for Each Other


The year ahead will be a very busy one, and I would urge you all to keep note of some of the key dates in the Union Calendar, notably the Annual Dinner, Business Lunch, Annual Retreat and the Golf Outings. With the recent growth in the Membership, the demand for Union events has never been greater so booking early is essential. In order to cater for the Global Reach of the Blackrock College Union, we will be holding events in New York and London.


The Blackrock College Union has never been busier, so I would like to Thank the Union Committee and also Brigid O’Byrne, in the Union Office, for all their dedication and hard work in Supporting the Union Activities and all the Members.


Finally, I would ask you all to “Keep In Touch” with the Union in the year ahead, and hopefully we can meet up at one of the Union Events throughout the Year.


Warmest Regards,


John Rogan

Class of 1989

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