Quick Links

College Record 1960

WITH this third number of the College RECORD we are in a position to announce that it will be a biennial and will appear in the month of June in the year of its publication. This will be sufficiently frequent to cover the life of the College adequately and at the same time will not be so .frequent as to become burdensome for those involved in its production. It may be well to recall here a point made by His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Collier, in his Foreword to the first number four years ago. It is that the College magazine is intended primarily to be a record. Its title is significant and was not lightly chosen. It is to be a faith/ ul chronicle of the life of the College and of important events i’tl the life of past-pupils as far as that is possible. We hope that it will have the personal and intimate atmosphere one associates with a family. While the present student-body will naturally receive much attention, past-pupils, both lay and clerical, will not be neglected. In fact, it is only to be expected that the more interesting and varied items of news will be provided by our past-pupils. And in that regard we take this opportunity of thanking those patt-pupils who make a habit of sending news items which we would not be likely to hear otherwise. We have found those foreign newspapers and other publications which make their way to the College invaluable sources of information for our purpose and we hope that the happy custom of sending them will not only continue but increase. Our chief duty in this Editorial, however, is to acknowledge our indebtedness to those who have contributed articles to the present and previous numbers of the RECORD. We are deeply grateful for their magnificent response to our requests. Only too well are we aware of the time and trouble it will have cost them to provide something worth­while for our readers, and when we reflect that they have to do their writing at odd moments snatched from a busy life we are all the more appreciative of their co-operation. We are glad to say that so far we have had no shortage of contributors and we hope that that happy state will continue. It is scarcely necessary to add that literary con­tributions from past and present pupils will always be welcomed, and we hope that as many as can will avail of the hospitality of our pages. In thanking our present contributors we wish also to acknowledge permission of Monsignor McDonald of the Catholic University of America to publish his Address on the occasion of his Installation as Rector, and permission of Very Reverend Edward Dowling, parish priest of Camross, to make an extract from his notes on the history of the College which he has kindly made available to us. It is our intention to give further extracts from them from time to time. Finally, to the President and staff of the College we tender our gratitude for their indispensable assistance and encouragement at all times. And last, though by no means least, we thank our Advertisers for their valuable support.

Quick Links

Key Dates

Key Dates Academic Year 2024-2025

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.

Wednesday 21st
Staff Day (No school for students)
Thursday 22nd
6th Years return at 8:50
Friday 23rd
3rd Year students return 8:50am / 1st Year Induction at 11am
Monday 26th
2nd / 5th Years and TY students return to school at 8:50am
Monday 16th
Open Evening
Friday 20th
Sports Day
Monday 23rd
Free Day (No school for students)
Monday 7th - Friday 11th
October Exams (Provisional)
Monday 14th - Friday 25th
TY Work Experience (TBC)
Thursday 17th (4:15-6:45pm)
6th Year P/T Meeting (Provisional)
Friday 25th (1pm)
Midterm Break Begins
Monday 4th (8.50 am)
School Reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursday 7th
Dept of Education Staff Training Day (No school for students)
Thursday 14th (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
3rd Year P/T Meeting (Provisional)
Thursday 21st (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
5th Year P/T Meeting (Provisional)
Friday 22nd
Staff Training Day (No school for students)
Monday 2nd - Friday 6th
Christmas Exams (6th Years / 3rd Years - provisional)
Monday 16th - Friday 20th
Christmas Exams (1st / 2nd & 5th Years)
Friday 20th (1pm)
Christmas Holidays Begin
Monday 6th (8:50am)
School Reopens after Christmas Holidays
Monday 20th
Oide Staff Training Day (No school for students)
Thursday 23rd (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
1st Year P/T Meeting
Thursday 30th (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
2nd Year P/T Meeting
Monday 3rd
St Brigid’s Day Bank Holiday - No School
Tuesday 4th - Friday 14th
TY Work Experience (TBC)
Tuesday 4th - Friday 14th
Mock Examinations for JC & LC
Friday 14th February (1pm)
Midterm Break Begins
Monday 24th (8.50 am)
School Reopens after Midterm Break
Thursday 27th (4:15-6:45pm)
TY P/T Meeting
Saturday 1st
Entrance Assessment Test
Friday 7th
St Kieran’s Day Activities
Monday 17th
School Closed (St Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 18th
Free Day (No school for students)
Monday 31st (March) - Friday 4th
Easter Exams (1st & 5th Years)
Friday 11th (1pm)
Easter Holidays Begin
Monday 28th
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Monday 5th
School Closed (Bank Holiday)
Monday 26th
Summer Examinations Begin (Provisional)
Friday 30th (1pm)
Summer Holidays Begin
Wednesday 4th
Junior & Leaving cert exams start

Latest News

Summer Holidays 2024

We wish all our students an enjoyable summer break and look forward to welcoming you back in August. Please refer to the key dates for return days

Read More