The Union is a voluntary society with spiritual, cultural and social purposes.
The Union’s objectives are:
- To preserve and develop bonds of friendship, communication and solidarity among Jes (Galway) alumni throughout the world.
- To encourage and facilitate proactive networking for past pupils of both Colaiste Iognáid and Bun Scoil Iognáid and to encourage past pupils to re-connect with and support one another where possible.
- To encourage alumni to co-operate actively with Colaiste Iognáid and Bunscoil Iognáid in their various missions, particularly in education, spiritual life, community service and social justice.
- To help alumni to stand by the education which they were given, based on Christian humanism and Ignatian spirit, above all so that they play their part, through their personal life and their social action, in the building of a world where persons can fulfil themselves with complete dignity; for this, to encourage them to address their minds to all issues of spiritual and moral life leading to personal and collective commitment.
The unions purpose is to be the vessel that allows past pupils of both Colaiste Iognáid and Scoil Iognáid to stay connected to one another, to the schools and to the Ignatian values and spirit that formed us.