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Croeso / Welcome...  to the Old Dominicans' Association Homepage, the official site for the Alumni of Friars School in Bangor, North Wales.

As our motto says, 'Foedere fraterno in perpetuum', or, 'the bonds of brotherhood are everlasting' - we believe the bonds forged during our time at the school will transcend the years.

We have lots of information about the Association, plus, our extensive archives of photos, newsletters and old papers

Members, click here for the password protected areas, otherwise non-members may apply to Join Us Here.

Can you help us ?

Do you have any old School...

Memorabilia, Photos,  Magazines,  Pamphlets,  Exam Papers,  Posters, Newspaper-clippings, cartoons, Documents, or ANYTHING linked to Friars School? 

If so, then we would really appreciate the opportunity to at least photographing or copying these in order to include them into our Digital Archive.  Otherwise, depending on the item, we may be able to physically archive the originals for you, or advise you on how best to do that. 

So, no matter what you've got, Please dont bin it!  

Contact Us... Your 'junk' may be someonelse's  treasured historical artefact! 

Thank you / Diolch!

Whether you're a member or not, there's lots for you to see on our website! 

The majority of our archives are available in our member's pages.  If you're not a Member - then why not Join Us?  We're a friendly bunch!  All Ex-Pupils of Friars School are eligible!  Alternatively, those of you with a link of any kind with the school, may be eligible to join us as a 'Friend' 

We meet regularly for outings, walks and for social gatherings, check out our News and Events page for details - although more details are posted in the Members only pages... Contact Us if you'd like to participate and you're not a member.

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If you have any Friars school material you'd like to donate or lend, we're particularly interested in copying anything suitable for inclusion in our digital archive.  We'll happily copy any photograph or school document you may have, for inclusion in our online collection and we'll quickly return the originals to you safely, and as soon as possible. 

So, whether you have anything to lend or donate, or just wish to renew old connections; Perhaps you just want to share anecdotes or information, then, we'd love to hear from you.  You can do that by either dropping us a private message on the Contact Us page, or alternatively,  you could leave a 'calling card' on our public 'Guest Book', below... just remember to include your email address where requested to on the form, so that we can reply privately.


(NB: Your contact information is not shown publicly on the Guest Book message, unless you include it in the text of your main message).

Special Offer:

A Full Colour updated History of Friars School RRP £9.99 is now available.

Special ODA web price of £7.95 inc. pp. For each book sold £1.00 goes to the ODA funds.

Contact Us with your details and we will process your request accordingly.

Spring Newsletter / Cylchgrawn y Gwanwyn 2017

All our subscribed Members and Friends should have received their Spring Newsletter by now, which as ever, is also available to those members and friends, in our Digital Archive.

Any issues, please Contact Us Here, or here.

We hope to see many of you during any (or all) of the 460th Celebrations later this week!  

Gobeithiwn weld llawer ohonoch chi yn un, neu pob un o’r digwyddiadau dathliadau 460 sydd o’m blaenau ni yr wythnos yma!



Dathliad ‘460’ Celebration

*Dathliad ‘460’ Celebration*

Just to remind you that Friars School 460th year celebration Service is on Saturday, 8th April 2017 meet 11:50 am for 12noon at Bangor Cathedral.  

All Welcome!


  • On 7/4/2017 We will have a ‘Rucksack-Club’ Walk from 10:30hrs - meet at Ogwen Cottage, From Llyn Ogwen up to and around Llyn Idwal and Back (All welcome).
  • On 8/4/2017 After the Cathedral Service, we will hold our Annual General Meeting at Storiel, Bangor, from 2.30pm (All welcome).
  • An exhibition to celebrate the founding of Friars School will be at at the ’Storiel’ Museum, Bangor between the 18th March and the 29th April 2017. The FREE exhibition will include photographs, documents and various school memorabilia:…/Museums…/Storiel.aspx

IMPORTANT:  Please check this ODA 'News and Events Pages’ on our Website for any updates or for any changes to this or any other ODA activity.

Thank You

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*Dathliad '460’ Celebration*

Mond i’ch atgoffa chi fod gwasanaeth i ddathlu 460 mlynedd ers sefydlu Ysgol Friars Bangor yng Ngadeirlan Bangor, ar Ddydd Sadwrn, Ebrill 8fed, 2017, cyfarfod 11:50am am Hanner Dydd .  

Croeso i Bawb!


  • Ar 7/4/2017 mi fydd y clwb cerdded 'Rucksack’ yn cyfarfod am 10:30hrs - yn 'Ogwen Cottage’, Cerdded o Lyn Ogwen i fyny at ac o amgylch Llyn Idwal ac yn ôl (Croeso i Bawb!)
  • Ar 8/4/2017 mi gawn ein Cyfarfod Cyffredinol Blynyddol yn Storiel,Bangor, o 2.30pm  (Croeso i Bawb!)
  • Mi fydd 'na arddangosfa AM DDIM i ddathlu cychwyn Ysgol Friars yn Amgueddfa ’Storiel, Bangor, rhwng yr 18fed of Fawrth a’r 29ain o Ebrill 2017. Bydd yr arddangosfa yn cynnwys lluniau, dogfennau ac amryw o bethau cofiadwy ynglŷn a'r ysgol:…/Museums…/Storiel.aspx

PWYSIG:  Cadwch llygaid ar tudalen ODA 'News and Events Pages’ ar ein Gwefan am unrhyw newidiadau i'r trefniadau yma, hefyd am ddigwyddiadau eraill y Gymdeithas.


Arddangosfa ‘STORIEL’ Exhibition

Just to remind you all that the FREE Exhibition celebrating 460 years of Friars School commences today (18/3/17) at ‘Storiel’, Bangor.  

ODA members have been instrumental in arranging this exhibition and items from our archives will be on display until  April 29th 2017.  

Our sincere and grateful thanks go out to all the wonderful staff at Storiel who have been incredibly helpful and are key in helping us make this happen! 

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Neges i’ch atgoffa chi fod yr arddangosfa rhâd ac AM DDIM sy’n dathlu 460 mlynedd ers cychwyn Ysgol Friars am ddechrau heddiw (18/3/17) yn ‘ Storiel’, Bangor. 

Mae aelodau’r Hen Ddominiciaid wedi bod yn gyfrwng i drefniadau’r arddangosfa hon, ‘rydym hefyd wedi darparu eitemau o'n harchifau fydd yn cael eu arddangos tan Ebrill 29ain 2017.

Diolch o galon i holl staff Storiel sydd wedi bod yn hynod o gefnogol, ac yn allweddol i helpu ni ‘neud hyn i gyd ddigwydd!


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