Mary Wells


Anne O’Neill


Bernie Devlin


The Assumption Past Pupils' Union has survived for well over half a century and is the envy of many schools. It exists primarily to perpetuate the friendships established during our days at Assumption, as well as to support the Sisters in their missionary work.  Under the direction of our new president – Mary Wells – we hope to continue to do just that.  

Our main fund-raiser is the annual Mission Club. This is a ten-week draw, beginning each January. The cost is £5 per ticket, and each week we have prizes of £20, £15, £10 & £10. On the 5th and 10th week, we have an additional prize of £50. Tickets are available from any committee member or from Sr. Mary Cunningham at the convent. The number of postal entries has increased year on year and we are very grateful for your continued support. We have also several social events during the year.

In the annual Golf outing, past pupils compete for the prestigious Maureen Harbison Memorial Trophy. There are also fabulous prizes for the highest scoring guest (non-past pupil) and non-handicapper.

The role of golf organiser, so efficiently carried out by Cora O’Hare (ably assisted by Eileen Keville), since its inception in 1990, and held for many years at Royal County Down in Newcastle, has passed to new committee member Claire Rourke (née Gordon). She hopes to carry on Cora’s great work and will hopefully have news of the next outing soon.

The highlight of the year is always the Annual Reunion. This year the committee decided on a complete change of venue. The plan is to return to our Alma Mater and so the reunion will take place in the school on Saturday 24th June at 8pm.

We appeal to ALL past pupils to join us in what is always a great night’s craic Particularly welcome are those who started in Assumption in 1987, returning for the first time; past pupils from 1967 who celebrate the 50th anniversary of their arrival in Ballynahinch; and, by popular demand, those from 1977, 1957 and 1947 (or anyone who joined those classes on the way up the school).   We hope this is giving those of you who are living abroad plenty of notice, so you can plan your holiday home!

The Past Pupils’ Newsletter is published twice a year. It informs about coming events, and includes articles by, and news of, past pupils. We depend on you to keep us informed. If you have any contribution, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The annual fee of £2 to cover postage is payable at the Reunion in June, but you can register at any time for inclusion in our mailing list by forwarding your address and fee (cheques made payable to:

Assumption Convent No 5 A/C) to :-

Past Pupils' Union c/o Assumption Convent,
34, Crossgar Road,
BT24 8EN

We look forward to seeing many of you at our events in the coming year. We survive only with your continued support! Finally, we are continually updating our database, and we would be grateful if you would check that your details are registered correctly.

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