Welcome to the former pupils association website, here you will find information on upcoming events as well as important updates that may be of interest to our members we hope you will find the site informative.

FCFPA 4OOth ANNIVERSARY DINNER

FCFPA 4OOth ANNIVERSARY DINNER

 

Dear Member

 

The 400th Anniversary Dinner of the Association will be held on Friday 22nd September 2017in the Guildhall, Londonderry.

 

TIME:     7pmfor 7.30pmSHARP

COST:   £40.00

DRESS:FORMAL

 

The Committee hopes that the membership will come along to enjoy the renewal of old friendships to mark the 400th anniversary of the school.

 

All replies should be forwarded to:-

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or

Neil Stewart – Bursar

FoyleCollege

Duncreggan Road

Londonderry. BT48 0AW

 

Numbers are limited so an early response is advisable.      

 

Payment must be made prior to this event using any of the following 3 methods:-

1.        By BACS transfer as follows (please put Surname & Dinner as reference):-

·         Ulster Bank Limited – Da Vinci Complex

·         a/c name – Foyle College Former Pupils Association

·         sort code – 98 09 80

·         a/c number – 77863014

·         IBAN – GB39 ULSB 9809 8077 8630 14

2.        Using the Association Paypal account as follows (pay as friend):-

·         Click or go to the following: https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/make-online-payments

·         The FCFPA email address for payments is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3.        Cheques made payable to ‘Foyle College Former Pupils Association’ and sent to Neil Stewart at the above address.

 

If you are paying by BACS or Paypal can you also send an email to the FPA address with confirmation that payment has been made.

 

PLEASE DETACH RETURN SLIP ON COMPLETION

 

NAME: …………………………………………………………………………………

 

Email Address: …………………………………………………………………………

 

If you plan to bring guests, please indicate the number and make the appropriate payment.

 

NAMES OF GUESTS:

 

1.        …………………………………............................

 

2.        ……………………………………………………

 

3.        ……………………………………………………

 

If you have a preference to sit beside a fellow member, please indicate above.

Also indicate any specific dietary requirements.

FOYLE 400th EVENTS 2017

FOYLE 400th EVENTS 2017 CONFIRMED

 

Service of Thanksgiving   St Columb’s Cathedral    7.00 for 7.30 pm 

                                                                                        Friday 3 March

Plaque unveiling (proposed)

(Merchant Taylors)           Site of Free School           Friday 3 March

 

Past & Present                                                              7.00 for 7.30 pm

        Musicians Concert    Guildhall                     Thursday 16 March

 

Former Pupils’                                                                          12.30 pm

        Annual Luncheon      Bishop Gate Hotel          Saturday 1 April

 

LondonReunion Dinner   Farmers’ Club                  7.00 for 7.30 pm

                                                         Whitehall               Friday 28 April

 

Former Pupils’                                                              7.00 for 7.30 pm

        Annual Dinner           Guildhall                   Friday 22 September

 

 

OTHER EVENTS BEING PLANNED DURING 2017

 

End of Season Hockey Tour     TBC     April

Sportsman’s Dinner (Rugby)    City of Derry RFC    May

Cricket Matches (Former pupils/former captains’1st XI) May/June

Farewell BBQ     Duncreggan     June

RugbyTour     South Africa     21 July - 6 August

Armistice Service  Springtown  Friday 10 November

 

Dates and details for all these proposed events and others,

will be posted on the school’s website and in next year’s

magazine when arrangements are finalised.

 

SIGNIFICANT ANNIVERSARIES

 

                      Foundation of the Free School 1617        (400 years)

                      Foundation of Londonderry High School

                      September 1928 (90 years)

                      Opening of the new Foyle College at Springtown

                       Easter 1967 (50 years)

                       Amalgamation of Londonderry High School  and Foyle College    September 1976 (40 years)

Foyle College Archive

Foyle College Archive

 

Five years have now passed since Dr Robert Montgomery and Mr Ken Gamble came into Duncreggan House and were admitted to the Headmaster’s study to inspect the contents of the secretaire and cabinet which contained school magazines going back many years.  Thus began the creation of the Foyle College Archive which is presently housed in a room in Dunseverick where a comprehensive collection of school records from Foyle College and the Londonderry Academical Institution for the boys, and Strand House School, Victoria College, St Lurach’s and Londonderry High School for the girls has been amassed.  There is also an extensive library of books and memorabilia which will be of interest to many past pupils and, indeed, their relatives and descendants.

 

Below is a list of some of the valuable books and artefacts which are among the material currently held in the archive which you may find interesting.   The work of uncovering and cataloguing this comprehensive collection continues with the archive team in school each Tuesday morning, and visitors are welcome by appointment.  Arrangements may be made by contacting the school and speaking to Mrs Jenny Galbraith, Principal’s PA.

London Dinner Photos

London Dinner of the association held in the Farmers Club, Whitehall, London, Friday 24th April 2015