The Past Pupils Union is delighted to announce that Brian Whelan has been selected as Row Person of the Year 2016. Brian left the Row in 1969 to start work in the long established and well known camera and photographic business, Bermingham Cameras in Burgh Quay. Brian’s interest in photography had prompted him to seek holiday work in the shop over a few years and when the offer of a permanent position cropped up he jumped at it. The business went from strength to strength and Brian was made Manager in 1978. He acquired the business fully in 1997. The business continues to prosper and is now managed by Brian’s son. Brian married Marian in 1979. They have one son and three daughters. Brian will be presented with the P.V Doyle Memorial Trophy(the 39th. recipient) at the annual dinner at the Westbury Hotel on Saturday January 30th.