President’s Welcome

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Welcome to all our fellow Green Past Pupils at home and across five continents.GPPA President Monika Leech

The Green Past Pupils Association welcomes all Loreto on the Green graduates as members.

Our aim is to foster and develop links between Past Pupils of Loreto on the Green and to support the Loreto Union in its causes.

We run a variety of activities each year to include an annual “At Home” quiz, a “drop in day” in December, a Mass for deceased Past Pupils, carol singing on Grafton Street not to mention our ever growing Past Pupils Choir Verdi 53 which has gone from strength to strength.

Earlier this year, I was delighted to succeed our immediate Past President Catherine Anne Dooley as President.

Catherine Anne’s contribution to the GPPA as President over the last seven years is immeasurable– the ultimate legacy of which has been the inception of the Past Pupils choir – Verdi 53. Coming to a venue near you!

We are delighted that Catherine Anne has agreed to continue her link with the GPPA as coordinator of Verdi 53.

We would also like to acknowledge the valuable contributions of Anne Cooke and Events Organiser Ciara Power as they retire from the committee.

This year marks 183 years since Loreto on the Green opened its Big Red Door (most likely green then) creating a tradition of education and personal growth which has spanned generations of families and Irish women honouring  the ethos of our founder Mary Ward that we should “Do good and do it well”.

We are  delighted that during this year of 1916 reflection, the recorded memories of those present at No 53 during the week of the Easter rising were unveiled and are presently on view at an exhibition in the Pro Cathedral  from 1.30 to 5.30 daily.

Any organisation is only as vibrant as its members. As a global movement with much to share amongst each other, we look forward to your input, suggestions and feedback as to how we can continue to grow our “Green “ethos with our fellow Past Pupils.  Please drop us a line at greenpastpupils@gmail.com . We can also be found on Facebook and Linkedin.

I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at our various events this year.

With every best wish on behalf of the Green Past Pupils Committee,

Monika Leech

President GPPA.

GPPA 1984.