Membership of OCSPPU




The O’Connell Schools’ Past Pupils’ Union (OCS PPU) is 80 years in existence. One of the principal aims of the Union is to financially support the school through the establishment of a Benevolent Fund.

The funds we raise through the Annual Mass, the Annual Dinner and through membership subscriptions from existing Members go to help disadvantaged pupils who attend the school. The Benevolent Fund is administered by our school Principal, Gerry Duffy.

The assistance given by the PPU is used to help pay for

  • School uniforms and books
  • Exam fees
  • The breakfast club
  • Annual Christmas hampers

Apart from assisting the students, membership of the PPU also provides a great social opportunity of meeting old school pals and renewing friendships.

Subscriptions have dropped to less than €500 per annum, with only 67 past pupils currently making an annual contribution. To ensure the survival of the PPU we need to see a substantial increase in the number of people willing to pay a small yearly contribution – €20 (More if you wish).

We absolutely appreciate everyone’s support over the years, but we would really like to increase our contribution to the school as well as providing additional social opportunities for past pupils to stay in contact and meet.

A very special thanks to those of you already paying an annual subscription, but could we ask you please to update your standing order to increase your contribution.

To everyone else, we would be most appreciative if you could make the yearly contribution by filling out the attached Standing Order form or by setting up a standing order online using the PPU account information on the attached form.

Sincere thanks

Tony Connellan

President OCSPPU

Standing Order Form No 2 Account

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Booking for 2016 Reunion Dinner

Payment for the PPU Annual Dinner in the Gresham Hotel on Friday 18th November 2016 7.30pm

Payment amount: €50 – however, we have an “early bird” rate of €45 if you make the payment before Friday 4th November

 You can pay by Cheque, Postal Order or by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

  • By Cheque or Postal Order
  1. Send a cheque/postal order, made payable to the OCSPPU to; John Doheny, 69 Templeroan Avenue, Knocklyon, Dublin 16 D16 C9K4
  2. Please send a note with the payment highlighting the year you left OCS or the group of people you would like to be seated with at the dinner.
  3. Lastly, please also send John a quick e-mail to let him know he should expect a payment in the post:
  • By Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
  1. At a bank branch or from your PC

Account Name OCSPPU

IBAN IE91 AIBK 93105568979079


On the bank narrative make sure to state your name and the Year you left OCS (e.g. J Doheny 1972)

2.  When you have made/submitted the transfer make sure to e-mail John Doheny to let him know that you have booked and made a payment:


If you cannot pay using either of these methods but would like to attend, it is possible to pay €50 on the night of the dinner. However, you must let us know and book your place in advance by e-mailing John Doheny at or phoning him on 087 811 6502.

On the night of the dinner, we will have a list of people who have made contact and booked a place with John Doheny or any of the other PPU committee members. As we are limited to a maximum of 180 people, if you do not book in advance, unfortunately we cannot guarantee a place at the dinner on the night.