1960s – St Mary’s Past Pupils

Adams, Gerard (Gerry) (Mr): Former Principal of St. Michael’s Grammar School, Lurgan.  Former Teacher, CBS, Glen Road. Formerly with CLASS.
Adams, Gerry (Mr) TD: Current President of Sinn Féin. Teachta Dála. Former MP and MLA.
Adams, John (Mr): Former Teacher, St John the Baptist Primary, Belfast.

Professor Tom Bartlett

Professor Tom Bartlett

Alexander, Anthony (Fr): Parish Priest, St Mary’s Star of the Sea, Whitehouse, Down and Connor.
Alexander, Paul (Fr): Parish Priest, Saul and Balee, Down and Connor.
Allen, John (Mr): Former Principal of Our Lady’s and St Patrick’s, Knock. Former Principal of  St Colm’s, Twinbrook.

 

Austin, Kieran (Mr): Former Teacher. Múinteoir Gaeilge, Corpus Christi College, Belfast.
Bartlett, Thomas (Professor): 1959-66. Sometime Senior Historian at Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Associate Professor of History at N.U.I. Galway, Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin (1995-2007) and subsequently Professor of Irish History at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

 Berne, Eamon (Mr): Final Year – 1961. Retired Bank Official, Barclays, Australia.
Mr Frank Bunting INTO

Mr Frank Bunting
INTO

Bunting, Frank (Mr) RIP: Former Northern Secretary, INTO.

Caher, Tony (Mr): Solicitor. Often on Radio Ulster.
Carson, Ciarán (Prof): Professor, Poet and Novelist. Gaeilgeoir. Various awards. QUB

Prof Ciarán Carson

Prof Ciarán Carson

Casey, Harry (Fr) SMA, RIP: Served in Africa and Ireland.
Conlon, John (Mr): Former Teacher, History Department, St. Mary’s CBGS.
Cooley, John  (Mr): Former HR Manager with Fords/Visteon, Belfast. Currently a Director with Edmund Rice Schools Trust (NI).
Corrigan, Jim (Mr): Late ’60s
Cullen, Gerry: (Mr): Former Head of Italian, St. Mary’s CBGS.
Cullen, Phil (Mr): Former Head of French in St. Mary’s CBGS.
Curran, Paul (Mr): Former Teacher. Taught in St Teresa’s Primary School, Belfast.
Cushnahan, John (Mr): Former MEP, NI Assembly, TD. Currently Board Member of Co-operation Ireland. Former Leader of the Alliance Party.
Delaney, Kevin (Mr): Solicitor. Former member of St Mary’s Board of Governors.

Mr Jim Devine

Mr Jim Devine

Devine, Jim, (Mr): Former Principal of St. Gall’s Primary School. Retired.
Devine, John (Mr): Former Teacher and Principal of Edmund Rice Primary School, Pim St. Director with the Edmund Rice Schools Trust.
Devine, Michael: (Mr):  Teacher and former Principal.
Donnelly, Frank (Mr) RIP: Former Principal of  St. John the Baptist Primary School.
Dougal, Jim (Mr) RIP : (19 March 1945 – 15 October 2010) Final year 1963.  Journalist, BBC, UTV and RTÉ. European Union.

Dynan, Finbarr (Mr):  Former Teacher of Mathematics in La Salle College and St. Mary’s CBGS
Dynan,  Muredach (Prof):  Professor Emeritus, Australian Catholic University. Former

Professor Emeritus Dr Muredach Dynan

Professor Emeritus Dr Muredach Dynan

Lecturer in St Mary’s / St Joseph’s Teacher Training Colleges. Former and Inaugural Chair of the Board of Directors of Edmund Rice Schools Trust (NI). Current Chair of the Board of Members. Board Member of the Education Authority.
Ferrie, John (Mr) RIP: Industrial Psychologist, USA. Water Polo at school.
Finucane, Patrick Joseph (Mr) RIP: 21st March 1949 – Killed 12th February 1989. Solicitor.
Frawley, Oliver (Mr) RIP: Teacher in St. John the Baptist PS, Belfast. INTO.

Frawley, Tom (Dr) OBE: Parliamentary Ombudsman and Commissioner for Complaints (NI)Former Chief Administrative Officer in the Western Health and Social Services Board. Trinity College.
Gallinagh, Pádraig (Fr): Former Parish Priest, Down and Connor.

Mr Tom Frawley

Mr Tom Frawley

Hamill, Aidan (Dr): Former Principal of La Salle College, Belfast. CCEA. Cumann Rossa. Hurling and Football at school.
Hamill, Eamon (Mr): Former Vice-Principal at Rathmore Grammar, Belfast.
Hodgkinson, Will (Mr): Former Teacher of Physics, St. Mary’s CBGS.
Hughes, Jack (Mr): Final Year 1963. Haulage. Motor Bike Enthusiast.
Jackson, Brendan (Mr): From 1961 to 1968. Deputy Headteacher, The City of Portsmouth Boys’ School. Retired 2014.
Jackson, Terence (Mr): Past pupil – 1964-1969. Retired Senior Customs Officer – Specialist Investigations.
Kelly, Gerry (Mr): Former Teacher and Retired School Inspector
Kelly, Oliver (Mr) RIP: Former Solicitor
Lundy, Thomas (Mr): Teacher.
Lynch, Martin (Mr): Playwright
Mac an Airchinnigh, Mícheál (Assoc Prof Dr): Associate Professor of  Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin.
Mac Gráinne, Ruairí (An tUas): Left 1968. Retired Teacher and Translator (Dáil Éireann).

An tOllamh Séamus Mac Mathúna

An tOllamh Séamus Mac Mathúna

Mac Mathúna, Séamus (An tOllamh / Professor): University of Ulster, Education/Oideachas: Queen’s University, Belfast, BA, First Class Honours in Celtic Languages and Literature (with subsidiary English); University of Zürich, Switzerland: Studies in Indo-European Philology and Linguistics; University of Iceland: Old Norse and Modern Icelandic; Ph.D., Queen’s University of Belfast; Present post/Post faoi láthair: Professor of Irish and Celtic Studies; Other Posts/Poist Eile: Head of Irish/Director of Research Institute for Irish and Celtic Studies, University of Ulster: 1980-2010; Assistant Lecturer/Statutory Lecturer in Modern Irish, University College, Galway: 1974-80; Lecturer in Celtic Languages and Literature, University of Uppsala, Sweden, 1970-74.
Mac Muiris, Peadar (An tUas): Iar-Stiúrthóir Aonad an Oideachais, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge.
Maguire, Robert (Dr): Final Year 1968. B.Sc., Applied Chem; PhD Physical Chem; DASE, Curriculum Studies, Polymer Chemistry, Ist Class Hons. Former Principal Officer, Sciences, CCEA.  Education Management Professional. Ulster Handball Council; Irish Handball Council; Ulster GAA Council; Cumann Seanchas Chlochair.
Mallon, Gerry (Mr): Teacher, CBS, Glen Road.

Manning, Fergus (Mr): Former Head of Science in St. Mary’s CBGS.

An tUachtarán agus an Dr. Martin McAleese

An tUachtarán agus
an Dr. Martin McAleese

McAleese, Martin (Dr): Former Senator (Seanad Éireann). Dentist, Accountant. Husband of  former President of Ireland.

McCann, Sean (Mr): Solicitor. McCann and McCann

McClory, Gerry (Mr): Good Relations Manager at Cromac Regeneration Initiative. Former Member of  Ulster Council GAA.

 

McGrath, John (Mr): Deputy Secretary at Department of Education Northern Ireland

Dr Éamon Phoenix

Dr Éamon Phoenix

McLean, Michael (Mr): Former Principal of Aquinas College, Belfast.
McLoughlin, Richard (Justice): Former High Court Judge, Belfast.
Ó Máirtín, Mícheál (An tUas): Former Dean, Senior Lecturer, Leadership Team, St Mary’s University College. Coláiste Mhuire, Loch an Iúir. Former Chief examiner ‘A’ Level Irish, NICCEA. Current Director with the Edmund Rice Schools Trust.
O’Prey, Harry (Mr): Teacher. Head of Irish – Assumption Grammar. Gaeilgeoir.
O’Prey, Rory (Mr): Teacher. Former Head of German – St Mary’s CBGS. Gaeilgeoir.
O’Reilly, Jim (Mr): Retired Teacher of Physics.
Patton, Gerard (Fr): Very Reverend Father, PP Dundrum and Tyrella, Down and Connor.
Phoenix, Éamon (Dr): Senior Lecturer, Stranmillis College. Historian. Broadcaster. Writer. Former Chair of the Board of Members, Edmund Rice Schools Trust. Current Member of the Board of Members.

Rogan, Paddy (Mr): Former Principal of Training Unit with Saudi Aramco Oil Company, Saudi Arabia. Taught in St John’s, Mongu, Zambia in the ’70s.

Ambassador John Rowan

Ambassador John Rowan

Rowan, John (HE): Irish Ambassador to Bulgaria. Former Irish Ambassador to UNESCO.
Ryder, Chris (Mr): Journalist. Writer.
Sheerin, Jim (Mr): Current Principal of St Mary’s CBGS. Former teacher of History
Taggart, Paschal (Mr): Company Director. Dublin.
Thompson, James (Mr): Final Year 1963. Went to England. Qualified as accountant. Finance Director
of construction company in London, then Chester. Worked in California and Majorca, Chief Executive of development company specialising in hotels.
Tohill, John G (Mr): 1961-’68. Attended the 150 celebration in Belfast.
Treacy, Christopher (Mr): Former Teacher. Former Principal Officer with CCEA. Former Member of the Board of Governors of St Mary’s CBGS.
Ward, Pat (Mr):  Former Vice-Principal of  De La Salle College, Belfast.
Ward, Seán (Mr): Formerly – ETI,  School Inspector.
Wilson, Gerry (Mr): Formerly – Fire and Rescue Service