Communications Etc.

The photo below of the WESTLAND ROW LOURDES PILGRIMAGE GROUP 1971 was posted by Peter Mullen to the PPU Facebook page Westland Row CBS Past Pupils. Peter said that his brother shared it with him. Many of our older past pupils will recognise most of the Brothers and maybe some of the pupils in the photo.

Westland Row Lourdes Pilgrimage Group Easter 1971

FACEBOOK

We actually have two Facebook pages on which postings of news and other items related to the PPU appear at present. The older one is Westland Row CBS Past Pupils and it has 87 members. The more recent one is CBS Westland Row PPU and it has 37 members. Many of the members overlap. I am trying to merge these at present and the best way appears to ask all the members who are on CBS Westland Row PPU to join Westland Row CBS Past Pupils. I will close down the former when I know that all the members have changed over. In the meantime, we will keep both pages going. If any one has a suggestion to bring about a quicker merger please email me on jim.conway7@gmail.com.

EMAIL ADDRESSES

The email contact list, which is maintained by Hon. Sec. John Cullen, is our most important means of communication with past pupils. John advises that a large number of emails which operated under the Eircom service provider recently bounced back because Eircom started to charge for their email service and many of their account holders changed to other providers such as Gmail. If you or any past pupil you know fall into that category please advise the new email address to John on jjmcullen@gmail.com.

Please also contact John if your email address recently changed or if you are not already on the list and would like to receive email communications from the PPU.

WhatsApp Groups

The WhatsAPP groups continue to expand and have proven to be popular especially since the pandemic started. We now have about 70 past pupils on whatsApp class groups and on ROW NEWS. If you would like to get on to one of the Groups just text me your name and mobile number to 087 2557298.

NEWS BLOGS

The News Blogs are proving to be popular with many past pupils including quite a few based overseas. The viewer figures have been high during 2021 at over 2,000 and a look at the hits for December are interesting. There were 434 for the month and the geographical spread below shows that ROW past pupils are spread far and wide across the globe.

We recently started a series on which ROW people overseas can tell us their stories (Home Thoughts From ???) and we already had two great contributions from Conor Dwyer in Brisbane and Ray Behan in Perth, Western Australia. More contributions would be very welcome, so if anybody is in touch with past pupils overseas, why not ask them to email jim.conway7@gmail.com and maybe they will get to see their names in Lights!!

Remember the direct link to News Blog is https://westlandrowppu.blog or just Google westlandrowppu.blog.

We will try to post regular News Blogs so why not check in when surfing the web. You can view archived items stretching back to 2015.

WEBSITE

The quick way to get to the website is http://www.row ppu.ie. You can now make donations and pay annual subs through the website as well as accessing other interesting services such as the schools roll archives.

This News Blog was posted by Jim Conway who can be contacted via email on jim.conway7@gmail.com or text to 087 2557298. You can also post comments directly on any News Blog posting.

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