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The Jubilee Dinner

Golden Jubilee of the Past Pupils' Union

Dec 4, 1946
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Cecil Lavery, President of the Union 1933-35, who replied to the Toast of the Union

THE JUBILEE DINNER

THE Dinner, held in the College on Wednesday, 4th December, 1946, to commemorate the  Golden Jubilee of the Past Pupils' Union, was a distinct success. It was fitting that the return to the College for this function should coincide with the celebration of the Jubilee. A large gathering was present and it was representative of Church and State. His Grace, the Most Reverend John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin, was the guest of honour. Nearly three hundred sat down to dinner, and though there was a number of guests, both of the College and the Union, the majority of those present were Past Pupils. Obviously, the Boys' Refectory could not accommodate such a number and the overflow went to the Junior Play Hall. The speeches, delivered at the Dinner, were relayed to the Play Hall.

The function was very pleasant and enjoyable. A sub-committee had been appointed to organise the manifold details of the Jubilee Dinner and they are worthy of a special mead of praise. The long hours they spent in the work of preparation were well compensated and their efforts were more than rewarded in the success attained in that night's very pleasant function.

THE TOAST OF THE COLLEGE

MR. JOSEPH MURPHY, President of the Union, proposed the toast of' The College.' "I have the honour," he said, " of giving you to-night the toast of The College. Before doing so, I wish both personally and on behalf of the Union, to welcome you all, members and guests, back to the College for our Annual Dinner. I have no hesitation in saying that this is the largest Dinner ever held under the auspices of the Union, a fact which is very gratifying, very appropriate for the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the Union."

"Our first Union Dinner was held fifty years ago in the Antient Concert Rooms in Dublin immediately after the foundation of the Union. The venue for the holding of the Dinner has often changed in those years and during the recent war, transport difficulties compelled us to hold it in hotels in the city. But I am sure we all feel that there is no place like home, especially to-night, when we are celebrating our Golden Jubilee in the College. It is good to be back."

" My first duty as President of the Union is to offer my very sincere congratulations to the priests and boys of the College, for the remarkable results that were obtained in the Public Examinations of last year. We, of the Past, are very pleased to hear of this achievement and we naturally conclude that the high standard of education is being well maintained in the College. Boys of this high standard will become Past students who will cement the foundations of our Union, the first College Union in Ireland, and will continue the wonderful work now being undertaken by it. Not in a spirit of pride or boasting, but rather as a manifestation of that work, do I refer to the St. Columcille's Boys' Club, and to the Discussion Circle. The Union has very recently expressed its willingness to co-operate with the Irish Red Cross Society in the matter of the distressed children of Europe. Our members were circularised as to the possibility of providing homes for these children or aiding financially. The response was very creditable."

" To return to my Toast. I recall the words of one of our late Presidents of the Union-' Castleknock had always a strong grip on the heart-strings of its old boys. This is largely due to the fact that the College has never been a mere academic machine. She always possessed a spirit, an atmosphere-call it what you will of her own, and has ever recognised that book learning alone would never make the man. Castleknock aims first and foremost at character-building and has always endeavoured to produce what Cardinal Newman so eloquently described as one of the needs of his day-' an intelligent and well-instructed laity; a laity not arrogant or rash in speech or reputation, but men who know their religion, who enter into it, who know just where they stand.' In the bright days that lie before Ireland, we want character-builders such as Castleknock College. Ireland's success, with her destiny in her own hands, will depend upon the personal character of her sons in every walk of life, and it is more than ever important to-day in a world reeling after years of war and suffering, that our Colleges should send forth men of high principle and well-balanced character. Castleknock will furnish men who will set for themselves and for their country, a high standard of duty, men who will recognise as the first principle, that the state as well as the individual, must be based on the firm foundation of christian principles, men who will set their faces sternly against corruption and abuse, men who, undeterred by fear of unpopularity or misrepresentation, will work with a single-minded purpose and determination in their country's real and permanent prosperity. All our Colleges are training grounds for the men of the future. Castleknock must be a leader amongst such nation builders."

" It has always been a matter of deep interest to the Union to note the great number of the Past students who have made their mark in the material affairs of the world, both in the professions and in important public positions. But we have a greater interest-an interest which every member of the Union guards jealously and that is, that the College will continue to produce men of character who will live in and die for the faith that is in us. It is with particular reference to this aspect of her training and tradition, that I now propose the Toast of the College, and I couple with it the name of the President, Fr. Sullivan."

FR. WILLIAM SULLIVAN, the President of the College, in replying to the Toast of the College, said:

"It is with happy and joyous sentiments that I bid you all a very hearty welcome on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the Past Pupils' Union. I particularly welcome our beloved Archbishop amongst us. It is only appropriate that he should be here to take part in the celebration of an activity of that College which was so intimately connected with the work of his Archdiocese in the past. Grateful to the President and Committee of the Union for the courtesy of their invitation, he has expressed to me, firstly, his appreciation of the firm Catholic education given in the College, which, having called the Union into existence, sustained it for half a century in its unobtrusive work; and secondly, having watched the progress of our Union in its Discussion Circle and Boys' Club, he expressed his gratitude for the supernatural spirit that animates this practical apostolate. The Taoiseach, Mr. Eamon de Valera, had fully intended to be with us to-night, but owing to an indisposition, has been unable to come. He requested me, while talking to him on the telephone before the Dinner, to wish the Union every success and many more years of prosperity to the College. To the guests of the College and of the Union I also bid welcome and I am happy that they are here to take part in our celebration. I reserve a special welcome for our own Past and I wish to convey to them my very great pleasure in seeing them back once more on this historic occasion."

" You will have judged from what your excellent President, Mr. Murphy has said that the College has had, thank God, another successful year. Applications for entrance continue to pour in and no difficulty is experienced in completing the Roll. There is a difficulty, of another kind, perhaps, but it is only encountered when a rather belated application comes from a Pastman or from some friend of the College. However, such a difficulty rights itself, as a rule, and everyone is happy. The results of the Public Examinations are highly satisfactory and are a guarantee that good work and genuine industry are present. I am glad to be able to say that the present boys are vieing with the Past in maintaining the highest traditions of the College. Our aim is, as it always has been during its long lifetime, to impart a sound practical religious education, to instil a spirit of industry and earnestness, thus to develop in the boys committed to our care, the character of a true Catholic gentleman. The measure of our success in the attainment of this aim can be gauged by the subsequent careers of our boys. It is not in the spirit of vain-glory that I say our heritage is valuable and our tradition high and I say this with a deep conviction at the same time that we do not rely solely on the merit of the work of those who have gone before us. We realise that the preservation of that heritage and tradition demand our constant attention and undivided interest. I wish to assure you that the present staff, both clerical and lay, give of their best in the work of the College, and each member has a personal interest, not only in its success generally, but also in the welfare of the individual boy. Our responsibility is an anxious one, particularly as we appreciate fully the dangers and perils of the present day world into which the young man, his school days completed, enters."

" I join with the President in offering the sincere congratulations of the College to our Pastmen who have distinguished themselves in their various careers during the past year. I wish also to congratulate the more recent Past who have been successful in the Examinations at the National University. My words on these matters may have a familiar ring, but the wish is genuine. You may rest assured that we follow the careers of our Past with no little interest and we hear with pleasure of their success."

" The note of the night is Fifty years of Union. All through the history of the College for the past fifty years, the Union has built for itself a fine record. It has gone from success to success until it now enjoys a splendid prestige and a high place among its fellow-Unions. We derive great consolation from occasions such as the present, the Golden Jubilee of the Union, when we welcome here such a large gathering, almost three hundred, of the Past and such a select party, representative of Church and State, who, by their presence, do honour to the College and all it stands for and pay tribute to the work being done. The College, like most of its sister-Colleges throughout the country, enjoys many advantages. One of these advantages is the stimulus that has been given, and is still being given by the existence of the College Union. The membership of the Union, the spirit that animates it, with the memories of success and honour that cling to it, all these factors help considerably to arouse the ambition of the boys, impressionable as they are at their age. Fired by your example, the boys will strive at honourable eminence in the profession or career of their choice. Above all, they will endeavour to emulate those who have preceded them through the life of the College and have been eminent and remarkable in all that befits a gentleman and a Catholic.. A word of tribute to the Past in this matter. Their success and the esteem in which they are held, in no small way contributes to the reputation and prestige of the College."

" The Union Dinner always affords an opportunity to the President of the College to express his very best thanks on its behalf to the President and Committee for the successful working of the functions of the Union. They are hardworking and painstaking. The Union has never been so active and energetic as it has been during the years of the Emergency, when, perhaps, one might not be blamed for thinking in those days of shortened rations and difficulty of transport that it should be quite the contrary. Examining the works as now undertaken by the Union, one cannot but describe them as a definite form of Catholic Action. These works, though they may not have been foreseen by the founders of the Union, have grown naturally from the Catholic spirit which renders the Union so virile. May the blessing of God ever remain with it."

"I may have appeared to have exercised a certain amount of liberty in replying to the Toast of the College but I feel the occasion has warranted it. I thank you very sincerely for the reception you have given the Toast, and I also thank your President, Mr. Murphy, for proposing it."

THE TOAST OF THE UNION

"Success to the Castleknock College Union."

VERY REVEREND VINCENT McCARTHY, C.M., proposed the Toast of the College Union. In his speech, he said :

" I appreciate, more than I can say, the honour of being chosen to propose the Toast, ' Success to the Castleknock College Union,' on this historic occasion of its Golden Jubilee as tIre first College Union to be established in this country. Casting about in my mind for a possible explanation of my being thus honoured, I came to the conclusion that the impelling motive was: Maxima reverentia debetur senectuti, which I am sure I need not translate for this learned assembly. When I came to Castleknock as a Junior Grade boy, the Castleknock College Union was just two years old, but, even then, a sturdy child. I realise, too, that I am the second senior surviving ex-president of the College, seeing around me here to-night, my four successors in the Presidency, Fr. Harry O'Connor, Fr. Tom Donovan, Fr. Willie Meagher and Fr. Willie Sullivan, now happily reigning. Some of my contemporaries now adorn the purple and some even are venerable grandfathers! So, I may claim to have had some contact with the Union almost throughout its fifty years of existence."

. "Fr. Bodkin told me that the idea of a College Union was first suggested by a member of the College staff, Fr. Patrick J. Dowling, C.M., from whose fertile brain also sprang, ' The Castleknock College Chronicle '-the first college magazine to appear in this country and who also designed the College badge. But Fr. Dowling was in Australia when his idea of a College Union materialised at the first meeting of Castleknock men as Castleknockmen, held fifty years ago tomorrow night, the 5th December, I896, at the house of Dr. Thomas Nedley, 4 Cavendish Row, Dublin. According to the minutes of that meeting there were present :-Most Reverend Dr. Nicholas Donnelly, Bishop of Canea, Canon Connolly, P.P., Professor J. P. O'Reilly, College of Science, Michael MacInerney, Q.C., William MacEvoy. Daniel J. Roantree, Dr. John J. Cranny, Dr. Ambrose Birmingham, F.R.U.I., Walter Doolin, M.A., B.E., Father Paul Cullen, C.M., Lord Russell of Killowen, Lord Chief Justice of England, wrote to the meeting. He lent every encouragement to the projected association, graciously placed himself at the disposal of the Union for any service it might require at his hands, and promised to attend the inaugural meeting. That meeting at Dr. Nedley's house, was a prelude to many others, at which the constitution, the rules, and how best to gain the objects the Union had in view, came up for discussion. To-night we commemorate with honour the members of the first Committee of the Castleknock College Union: President, Lord Russell of Killowen; Vice-Presidents: Most Reverend Dr. Donnelly, Bishop of Canea, Right Reverend Monsignor Molloy, Rector, Catholic University, Dr. Thomas Nedley, Professor J. P. O'Reilly; Executive Committee: Mathew MacInerney, Q.C., Henry Gill, Dr. Ambrose Birmingham, Stephen Cunningham; Secretaries: Mathew MacInerney, Stephen Cunningham; Treasurers: William Nolan, Patrick Brady. As a means of furthering the object of the Union, it was decided by the Committee to hold an Inaugural Banquet on the 6th January, I897, in the Banqueting Hall of the Antient Concert Rooms, Dublin. At that, the first formal meeting of the Union, the Toast of: 'Success to the Castleknock College Union ' was proposed by the first President, Lord Russell of Killowen. He outlined the aims of the Union. The Union was an expression of affectionate loyalty to St. Vincent's College, and of a desire to co-operate in its work. The Union aimed to bring together the alumni of Castleknock, to keep them in touch with one another, to that the old-time associations may be kept alive to playa part in working out the destiny of each. The Union was to bind together a glorious Past, a distinguished Present and a hopeful future. In wishing the Union God-speed and all success, Lord Russell of Killowen expressed the hope that, after an enthusiastic beginning, the Union would never be allowed to wither away and die. Well, gentlemen, si monumentum quaritis, circumspicite."

"Looking back to-night over its fifty years of existence, we rejoice in the knowledge that, allowing for a certain quiescence during periods of emergency. the Castleknock College Union has not only fulfilled its early promise, but has advanced from strength to strength. The various administrators of the College have borne, and bear grateful testimony to the affectionate loyalty and co-operation of its past sons. The bond of affection and of mutual support between Castleknockmen, aided by spiritual, social and sporting occasions, has never weakened, and is as strong to-day as when that link was first forged. I recall that, deeply impressed by the day's proceedings and affected by certain renewed contacts, which he regarded as providential, a Pastman, who had been long absent from this country, said to me at the close of the Golden Jubilee celebration of the College Sodality of the Children of Mary: 'Father, it is one of the greatest blessings of my life that I was present here to-day.'"

" The Union has been singularly blessed in its officers. As a result of their initiative and enthusiasm, with which the members cordially co-operated, new Union activities have blossomed forth in the course of the passing years. To mention but a few: An annual spiritual Retreat, held in the College, was inaugurated in I927, under the Presidency of Willie Tunney. A zealous and most devoted lay-apostolate developed in connection with the Dom Bosco Club for boys, conducted by Pastmen which was inaugurated under the Presidency of Eddie Smyth, in I938. This was in response to the repeated exhortations of Fr. Joseph Sheehy, C.M., that the Union should embark on some definite form of Catholic Action. We regret that Fr. Sheehy is prevented by illness from being with us this evening. He was ever an active member of the Union. He was, in fact, a foundation member. He and our friend, Bemard C. Muntz, must be the only surviving members who were present at the Inaugural Banquet. I mention this, not as a reflection on the catering methods of those days, but as a tribute to Fr. Sheehy's longevity, he being now in his 82nd year. Under the presidency of Joe Downes, whom we congratulate on his professorial chair, there was inaugurated in I94I, a most helpful and enlightening Discussion Circle, where our members may bring to the touchstone of eternal moral principles, the tendencies and theories of this changing world. With Percy Higgins as President of the Union, these new-found works developed on a solid basis, and it is due to his care and interest that they maintained their successful progress. Under the presidency of our esteemed Chairman, Joe Murphy, there has been broadcast to members, a charitable appeal to provide, if possible, individual homes for some of the displaced children of devastated and starving Europe. In the matter of the lay-apostolate, I am sure His Grace realises that in the Union of all Our College Unions, all rivalry spent, he has ready to his pastoral hand, a force, capable of immediate mobilisation, for any object to which he might direct their zeal"

, The record of the Castleknock College Union is indeed a matter for enthusiastic congratulation, and affords a well-founded hope for the future. I should like to quote and to make my own, the concluding remarks of the first President when he gave the Toast of: 'Success to the Castleknock College Union.' He said then, as I say now: 'Upon you, the young men whom I am glad to see here to-night, who owe a debt of gratitude to Castleknock, upon you will it lie to take up the task when we older men have passed away ... ·and upon you will it lie to bequeath to the men who will come after you the duty which I hope you yourselves will honourably discharge.' And so, I give you the Toast: 'Success - continued success to the Castleknock College Union.' repeating, with deep sincerity, the prayer and prophecy uttered at its inauguration:

Esto perpetua !"

CECIL LAVERY, S.C., Esq., replied to the Toast of the Union. "I have been asked," he said, " to respond on behalf of the members of the Union, to the Toast graciously proposed by Fr. Vincent McCarthy. This pleasant duty would naturally fall on our President, but he takes the view that he has already borne his share of the oratorical burden which an occasion of this kind imposes. I need scarcely say that my task is one which it gives me great pleasure to perform and one indeed singularly light in an assembly such as this. My first duty is to pay tribute to the Vincentian Fathers, particularly the staff of the College throughout the fifty years of the existence of the Union, without whose help, hospitality and encouragement, the Union could scarcely have endured or prospered. Perhaps, we may justly claim that the Union, being part of the College, born within its walls and helping to carry on the work of the College, could claim this help and encouragement as no more than its due. Still it has always been forthcoming in such overflowing measure that we would be ungrateful if we did not acknowledge it."

" Our Union is, if not the oldest in Ireland-a point sometimes the subject of controversy-certainly one of the oldest. Most Colleges in Ireland to-day have formed Unions similar to ours and thus given recognition to the benefits to be derived from such an association. Putting aside fundamental associations, such as the Church, the family and the nation, there are few other bonds which can bring men together more suitably than the link of having been educated in a particular College. It is a truism to say that the impressions received in the formative period of life, stamp a man's character throughout his whole life. Though we spent but a few years of our life within these walls, we have more vivid memories of those years than the decades which have passed or may pass since our departure. It is this which makes the work of the staff of a College so responsible. For better or worse, a man faces life with the fundamental beliefs, standards and general outlook his teachers and parents have given him. I think, we may say without undue arrogance, that the stamp of a Castleknock-man is a definite one, and one of which we may well boast."

" At the inaugural meeting of the Union just fifty years ago, our first President, Lord Russell of Killowen, Lord Chief Justice of England, stated the objects of the Union in these words. 'Its primary object is, of course, to afford, on occasions of social intercourse such as this, the opportunities of keeping up and maintaining friendships formed in early youth, and into that idea enters also the idea that in the inauguration and carrying on of this Union, we in some sense express our grateful recollection of the undoubted benefits that we received at the hands of those good, unpretending and true men, the Vincentian Fathers.' Fifty years later we can subscribe wholeheartedly to the concluding words of the Lord Chief Justice. I think, however, that it is an understatement to confine the idea of our association to that of maintaining friendship with our contemporaries. Obviously, the Union goes much further than that. The Union includes Castleknock men of all ages, and, I am told by our Honorary Secretary, there are no fewer than twelve hundred names of past Castleknock men on our postal list. Large though it is, that figure could and should be larger. I would add to the words of the Lord Chief Justice, the idea of not only maintaining friendship, but making friendships and thereafter maintaining them, between all Castleknock men of every generation."

" In recent years, the Union has extended its activities very considerably, and, under the direction of His Grace the Archbishop, I trust that we are not failing to play a part in the very necessary work of Catholic Action. Apart from the serious and formal work of the Union such as the Boys' Club, the Discussion Circle and our social and sporting activities, there is another purpose and object which the Union serves and perhaps might serve in a greater degree than it does. I am thinking of the help and encouragement which older members could give to younger members. In these difficult days, young men and indeed, even not so young, have to face difficulties which they may well find overwhelming. I refer to such matters as the choice of a career, the obtaining of employment, the solution of business, social and family worries and problems. In all these matters, members of the Union often can give their colleagues real help and assistance. I know that much help of this kind is given, but I think it worth while to mention the matter in order to bring home to all members of the Union here present what I believe to be the fact, that every member, and particularly the older members, will always find time to listen to difficulties of this kind and to help in their solution. I will not be understood, I hope, as suggesting that the Union should become an employment agency or anything of that kind, although I certainly would not exclude the ides that Castleknock men should help each other, even in that way."

" Many names have been recalled to-night, names of the Past Castleknock men, who throughout the half century of the existence of the Union have worked for it and ensured its continued success. It is only fitting that these names should be honoured upon such an occasion as this. It is difficult to single out names as some may be overlooked. Fr. Vincent McCarthy has paid tribute to the founders and to some of the more recent Presidents of the Union. I should like to say how much the Union owes to Daniel Maher, Bernard Muntz and John Peart. These men, as Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary, respectively, have given loyal service to the Union over a lengthy period of years. During their periods of office they were devoted to carrying out the various functions of the Union successfully, and I do not hesitate to say that their efforts have to a great extent guaranteed the stability of the Union. I should be reluctant to pass over such names as Joseph McDermott, William Tunney, Dr. Peter J. Keogh, Edward J. Kelly. Each in his own term of office as President fostered the interests of the Union and contributed to the success which the Union now enjoys."

" In concluding, I would like to express a wish. The Union, having reached its Golden Jubilee, has achieved success and the hopes and aspirations of the founders have been realised. Let us not rest content with this. Let us rather derive from this present occasion renewed zeal for the continued success of the Union."

Among those present, were :-

The President of the Union, Joseph Murphy, Esq., His Grace Most Reverend John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin, Right Reverend Monsignor Edward Kissane, President, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Very Reverend James O'Doherty, C.M., Provincial, Very Reverend William Sullivan, C.M., President of the College, Senator Henry L. Barniville, Mr. Justice John O'Byrne, Mr Justice Cahir Davitt, Very Reverend Vincent McCarthy, C.M., Very Revererd Thomas K. Donovan, C.M., Very Reverend \Villiam J. Meagher, C.M., Very Reverend Thomas O'Donnell, C.M., Joseph Brennan,. Esq., President, Clongowes Wood College Union, Dr. James Hanlon, President, Blackrock College Union James Davy, Esq., President, Belvedere College Union, John J. Sheil, Esq. President, Terenure College Union, C. J. Buckley, Esq., President, Catholic University School Union, Right Reverend Monsignor Michael O'Connor (Los Angeles), William T. Cosgrave, Esq., General Richard Mulcahy, T.D., Liam Cosgrave, T.D., Cecil Lavery, S.C., Very Reverend Joseph Canon McArdle, P.P. Professor Joseph V. Downes, Professor Michael Hogan, Colonel Liam Archer, Dr. Michael F. O'Hea, Dr. Curtin, Very Reverend Kevin Brady, P.P., Very Reverend Michael Boylan, P.P., Very Reverend Edward Gallen, D.D., Very Reverend Timothy Condon, Adm., Very Reverend Robert C. Tyndall, S.]., Very Reverend James Clinton, P.P., Rev. Michael O'Connell, D.D., Archbishop Secretary, Rev. John Byrne, Rev. John Campbell, C.M., Rev. Alexander McCarthy, C.M., Very Reverend Timothy Barry, P.P., Rev. Thomas J. Hickey, C.M., Messrs. Percy Higgins, Bernard Muntz, Phil O'Donoghue, Joseph'Brennan, Leo J. Smyth, Patrick O'Donoghue, Thomas A. O'Reilly, Michael J. Dunne, Eddie Lightfoot, Joseph O'Farrell, Nicholas O'Dwyer, Dr. John M{::Grath, Dr. Robert Cullen, Dr. Donough K. O'Donovan, Rev. Austin Murphy, C.M., Rev. Peter Mullan, C.M., Rev. Maurice Carbery, C.M., Dr. Kerry Reddin, Messrs. Diarmuid O'Hegarty, Vincent Crowley, Thomas A. Brindley, Charles Morris, William S. O'Neill, Vincent Downes, Frank B. Meagher, Edgar Hanrahan, Rev. George O'Sullivan, C.M., Rev. John K. Murphy, C.M., Rev. James Rodgers, C.M., Rev. James Sheil, C.M., Dr. Patrick Nagle, Messrs. Liam Burke, Sean Ryan, John Reihill, Bernard Reynolds, Martin Winston, John J. M. Martin, Thomas J. Morris, E. Martin Quirke, Michael P. Campbell, Patrick Ennis, Barry Devlin, Thomas P. Waller, Albert K. Kearney, John Nestor, Patrick Donovan, Dr. Eddie O'Doherty, Dr. Bob O'Connell, Major Patrick J. Delaney, Rev. Killian Kehoe, C.M., Rev. Donal Cregan, C.M., Rev. Michael Walsh, C.M., Rev. Daniel Gallagher, C.C., Rev. Timothy Treanor, C.c., Rev. Eddie Mansfield, c.c., Messrs. Cecil Tyndall, Noel Burke, Austin Baldwin, Eugene Davy, Michael Russell, Fintan Burke, James Farrell, Kevin Donnelly, John Coleman, Eddie O'Brien, Arthur McKevitt, Kevin O'Farrell, Thomas C. Whelan, James MacMorrough, Patrick Glendon, Dr. Vincent Ellis, Rev. John Carroll, C.M., Joseph P. Carbery, Dan Carbery, Tom Carbery, Dr. Henry Murphy, Thomas Murphy, Desmond Murphy, Brendan O'Connor, John Creagh, Rev. Thomas Cashin, C.M., Rev. Thomas P. O'Flynn, C.M., Rev. Desmond MacMorrow, C.M., Messrs. Victor Stafford, Frank Stafford, Jack Healy, Peter Lyons, Sean Barniville, Patrick J. Carroll, Cyril Fleming, Timothy Fitzpatrick, J. Daly" Maurice Fitzgerald, Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Macauley, Rev. Thomas Fagan, C.M., Rev. Patrick Dunning, C.M., Rev. Donal Herlihy, D.D., Rev. Joseph Cullen, C.M., Rev. John Conran, C.M., Rev. William Byrne, c.c., Messrs. Eddie Garland, Lorcan Brereton, Brendan Fox, Dr. Kevin Healy, Dr. J. C. Flood, Dr. J. Ryan, Dr. Gerard Hinds, Dr. Harry McSorley, Messrs. Jack Hinds, St. John Blake, Dermot Clenaghan, Michael Clenaghan, Cathal McAllister, Thomas Bruton, Dermot Ryan, James Conlan, Frank Nagle, Dermot Kelly, Brendan Kelly, Miceal Cosgrave, James Quinn, Peter O'Connell, Dr. Walter Treanor, Rev. Patrick O'Kane, C.c., Rev. William o'Keeffe, C.M., Rev. Kevin O'Kane, C.M., Rev. James Dyar, C.M., Rev. Andrew Spelman, C.M., Rev. Laurence O'Dea, C.M., Dr. Reggie Spelman, Messrs. Colm Callan, Colm O'Lochlainn, Francis Roe, P. Brennan, Thomas McLaughlin, Rev. James Murphy, C.M., Messrs. Joseph Hannon, James Moran, Jack Toner, Nicholas O'Dwyer, Joseph Bourke, John Cooney, Sean O'Dwyer, Patrick Smyth, John Bowers, Arthur Pattison, Jack Delargy, Alfie Farrell, Michael Sheil, Laurence Steen, Sean O'Hanrahan, Dermot Murphy, James O'Connor, Joseph Mills, Cornelius McCarthy, Eddie Toner, Dermot O'Neill, Patrick O'Neill, Eamon Smyth, Dermot Curtin, Michael Nolan, Anthony Smith, Patrick Roe, Michael Fagan, Barry Elliott, Eamon Boylan, Joseph Martin, Charles O'Rorke, Michael Tierney, Leo Murray, Colman Healy, Don Dunne, Cahir Davitt, Cornelius O'Flynn, Brendan Nolan, Michael Heverin, Neil McCann, Frank Johnston, Noel Finnegan, Charles Markey, Patrick Campbell, Gerard Meagher, Noel McQuillan, Ray Carroll, Croyden Schorman, Conor Crowley, Desmond Downes, Michael O'Herlihy, Basil Brindley, Peter Macnamara, William P. Rhatigan, James Donegan, Joseph Downes, Bernard Hynes, Nial Crowley, Noel Fagan, Joseph Cunningham, Edmund Dwan, John Grant, Edward Bourke, etc.