|23 Mar 2020|
Dear Old Clongownians
On behalf of Emma and I, we truly hope that you are all keeping well and that you are coping in these most unprecedented times.
Emma and I will be working from home but both of us are accessible by email (please see our contact details below).
Every year we look forward to welcoming you to the Father Peter Kenney Day which is scheduled this year for the 17th June 2020. While it is clearly too early to make any formal judgement as to whether this event goes ahead or not, we will comply with official guidelines at the time with the object of giving everyone sufficient notice as to whether it will be cancelled.
The event was planned to celebrate the centenary of the death of the Rt. Hon. Christopher Palles OC1847. Palles was a barrister, Solicitor General and the last Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, a position he held for forty years.
To Old Clongownians he left an enduring legacy. In 1897 he held the first meeting of the Clongowes Union in the front room of his house in Fitzwilliam Place. He retained the title of Union President until his death in 1920. He was also a benefactor of the College.
We wish you all the very best in these unusual and most trying times
Chair of Fundraising
Joe Rooney firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma Robinson email@example.com