Annual Dinner Booking Details

Annual Dinner Booking Details

Update: We are happy to announce finalised details for the dinner & year contacts, which may be viewed below!


Since we moved the dinner to Tipperary the numbers attending has been on a steady increase. Last year was a sell-out, so it is advisable to book your ticket at the earliest opportunity if you plan on attending. 

  • Tickets are priced at €79 per person. 

  • A reduced rate of €69 applies if you purchase before 31st January 2020. 

  • As is tradition, a reduced rate of €45 is available for full-time students.


The evening will start with a drinks reception at 7:00pm with dinner served at 8:00pm

Ticket Options :

All ticket sales are through the Union wbesite and, the ticket options are as follows:

Accommodation (you must call the Minella Hotel directly):

We have a special B&B rate agreed with the Minella Hotel

  • Single room rate of €125 B&B and a Double/Twin rate of €155 B&B

  • This rate is valid for Thursday & Saturday night if you wish to extend your stay.

  • NOTE: This special reduced rate is only available for bookings made directly with the hotel by telephone at (052) 612 2388 .

Rockwell College Union Person of the Year :

The Rockwell College Union Person of the Year award for 2020 will also be presented at the Annual Dinner - more details to follow as this will be announced in advance. 

Feature Years :

Our Feature Years are a very important part of our Annual Dinner - going back through the decades to bring together our past students for the Annual Dinner. To assist with your feature year class reunion efforts we have compiled a list of class representatives who will be the Feature Year’s contacts. We would encourage anyone from a Feature Year to get in touch with them. Meeting old classmates is a key element of the Union dinner's atmosphere and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible this year.

The Feature Years and Class contacts for this year’s Annual Dinner are as follows :

Class of 1960 – 60 Years

  • Contact Paddy Leyden at 086 3224757 

  • Contact Karl Shanahan at 087 2441016 or

Class of 1965 – 55 Years

Class of 1970 – 50 Years 

Class of 1975 – 45 Years 

Class of 1980 – 40 Years

Class of 1985 – 35 Years   

30 Year Out – Class of 1990

25 Year Out – Class of 1995 –    

20 Year Out – Class of 2000

15 Year Out – Class of 2005

10 Year Out – Class of 2010

5 Year Out – Class of 2015


Saturday 28th March :

  • Parlour Call - The College will be kindly hosting a ‘parlour call’ for past students from 11 to 1pm on Saturday morning after the Annual Dinner on 28th March. The college will be open for past students who wish to visit the College, and tea and refreshments will be available.

  • Saturday night 28th March - for those who plan to stay over in Clonmel on Saturday night there are plenty of fine the local hostelries for a great night out in Clonmel.

I look forward to seeing you all in the Minella Hotel for the Rockwell Union Annual Dinner on Friday 27th March 2020.


John Riordan

Rockwell College Union President

2019 - 2020