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

August
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
September
Friday 3rd
Leaving Certificate Results
Friday 17th
Sports Day (To be confirmed)
October
Monday 11th
TY Work Experience Begins
Friday 22nd
Mid-Term Break Begins
November
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

August
Thursday 26th
Sixth Year students return to school at 8:50am
Thursday 26th
First Year Induction at 2pm
Friday 27th
Third and Fifth Year students return to school at 8:50am
Monday 30th
Second Year and Transition Year students return at 8:50am
September
Friday 3rd
Leaving Cert Results
Friday 17th
Sports Day
October
Monday 11th
TY Work Experience Begins
Friday 22nd
Mid-Term Break Begins at 1pm
November
Monday 1st
School reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursday 4th
Sixth Year Careers Information Evening at 7pm
Thursday 11th
Sixth Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm) TBC
Thursday 25th
Third Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm) TBC
Friday 26th
Staff Training Day (No school for students)
Monday 29th
Free Day (No School for students)
December
Thursday 2nd
Fifth Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm) TBC
Wednesday 22nd
Christmas Holidays Begin at 1pm

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

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