Annual reunion of those ordained from St Kieran’s College

This year the College is 239 years old; you cannot get to that age without establishing traditions!

One of its most prised traditions is the annual reunion of men ordained from St Kieran’s College to serve throughout the world. As is tradition, then, on the first Tuesday after the 15th August, we gathered but once again we did so virtually.  The priests of Ossory were joined by Fr Andy Dolan, Derry (Golden Jubilee) and Fr Benny O’Shea, England who was home on holidays for the celebration of the Reunion Mass – led by Bishop Denis Nulty, Apostolic Administrator of Ossory.

Bishop Denis reflected on the importance of reunion but also, significantly, on the big project, we face post pandemic in placing the Eucharist once again at the heart of the week for our parishioners, for our families, for our friends. We were gathered, he noted, not merely for reunion but to be sent out! Mission, then, is at the heart of what we celebrate when we gather.
A very fitting aspect of this years gathering was that it marked the first occasion that the newly restored College Organ was heard.  Following months of dedicated and careful work by Derek Verso of the Fine Tuning Company the College Organ from 1850 was once again making beautiful music.  As part of the restoration many of the original pipes were managed to be retrained and so these wooden pipes from the 1850’s once again played their mellowed tones.
The Mass was live streamed with over 200 logging in to view it live.  Those gathered did so safely and in a very enjoyable manner.  We hope and pray that when we do so next year, we will again welcome, all who want to travel, back to a College that was once their home.

Key Dates

Wednesday 25th
Staff Day (No school for students)
Thursday 26th
6th Years return to school at 8:50am
Thursday 26th
Induction for First Year students at 2pm
Friday 27th
Third and Fifth Year students return at 8:50am
Monday 30th
Second Year and Transition Year students return to school at 8:50am
Friday 3rd
Leaving Certificate Results
Friday 17th
Sports Day (To be confirmed)
Monday 11th
TY Work Experience Begins
Friday 22nd
Mid-Term Break Begins
Monday 1st
School Reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursday 4th
LC Careers Information Evening (TBC)
Thursday 11th
Sixth Year P/T Meeting (TBC)

Please note: It may be necessary to reschedule some of the above times and dates. Please check back to this webpage throughout the year for confirmation of the most up to date information.

Key Dates

Please note: It may be necessary to reschedule some of the below times and dates. Please check the school website throughout the year for confirmation of the most up to date information.

Thursday 2nd
Fifth Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 9th
3rd Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Wednesday 22nd
Christmas Holidays Begin at 1pm
Thursday 6th
School reopens after Christmas at 8:50am
Tuesday 11th
Subject Choice Meeting for 1st Year Parents
Thursday 20th
1st Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 21st
JCT Staff Training Day (No School for Students)
Monday 24th
JCT Cluster Day (No school for students)
Thursday 27th
2nd Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Tuesday 1st
Subject Choice Online Meeting for Transition Year Parents
Monday 7th
TY Work Experience begins for two weeks
Thursday 10th
Transition Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 18th
Mid-Term Break Begins
Monday 28th
School reopens after M/T Break
Thursday 3rd
St Kieran's Day Mass
Friday 4th
St Kieran's Day Activities
Thursday 17th
St Patrick's Day - School Closed
Friday 18th
Bank Holiday - School Closed
Monday 21st
Free Day - No school for students
Friday 8th
Easter Holidays Begin @1pm
Monday 25th
School reopens after the Easter Holidays @8:50am
Thursday 28th
3rd Year Parents Information Evening for TY
Monday 2nd
School Closed (Bank Holiday)
Friday 3rd
Summer holidays begin @1pm

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