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College Record 1982


The first issue of St. Kieran’s CollegeRecord appear­ed in the 174th academic year of the College. This issue, coming in the 200th academic year, has by that very fact been a more challenging undertaking than any of its predecessors. It would take an entire volume to do justice to the inspiring celebrations of the Bicentenary which were so generously sup­ported and deeply appreciated by all living alumni of the College. It was the stuff of which memories are made. Hopefully this volume will help perpet­uate those memories. The College Record has to chroniele the ordinary as well as the extraordinary even ts. Ideally, every student in whatever capacity he partakes in College life should have his own niche, even if by name only, for today’s reporting is tomorrow’s history. In this matter the present issue has a more difficult task. Whereas the earlier issues appeared bienially, it is now six years since the last issue. In a publication such as this there is a pre­dictable inevitability about events to be recorded. One event, however, not in that category is the death of our late Patron, Bishop Peter Birch – an event which broke on us with shattering suddeness. As Historian of the College he was the most knowledge­able individual on all aspects, current and historical, of College life. His interest was deep and genuine, and he was very generous towards the College Re­cord. It is sad, though true, to say that the College has to report the loss of its greatest friend in this, perhaps the most memorable edition of the Record. I am glad to say that his successor, Bishop Laurence Forristal shows every sign of continuing that deep interest in and care for St. Kieran’s. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to tell you that all editors of past College Records have agreed to act on an editorial board for this issue, putting their cumulative wisdom at the disposal of the Editor-in-chief. Regretfully the editor of the first issue (19 5 5-5 6), James Maher of Mullinahone has long since gone to his eternal reward. More rec­ently Fr. Dan Collier who edited the 1960 issue has been called home by the Lord he served so well. To these and to all who helped in any way, I wish to express the gratitude of the College. To all who laboured with such dedication to make the ideals we all had for the recent celebrations come to a most satisfying and fruitful reality, unqual­ified credit and gratitude are offered. To all who were part of the simple though significant events of the years recorded here, St. Kieran’s says thanks and wishes you all God’s blessing and success in the years ahead. To our readers goes the kindest wish that you may have moments of happy reading and rem­iniscing as you tum the pages that follow, in what­ever occupation, in whatever country you may be. Finally may I make my own the words used by James Maher in greeting to the readers of the first College Record.

Go gcuiti Dia sibh go leir.

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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.

Friday 23rd
Sports Day for all students
Monday 26th
Open Night for Incoming First Years 2023 beginning at 6:30pm
Monday 17th - Friday 28th
TY Work Experience
Thursday 27th
6th Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 28th
Midterm Break Begins at 1pm
Monday 7th
School reopens after Mid-Term Break at 8:50am
Thursday 10th
6th Year Careers Information Evening for Parents at 7pm
Thursday 17th
5th Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 25th
Staff Training Day - No school for students
Monday 28th
JCT Cluster Day - No school for students
Thursday 1st
3rd Year P/T meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Monday 12th
Christmas Exams Begin (Provisional)
Wednesday 21st @1pm
Christmas Holidays Begin
Thursday 5th
School reopens after Christmas at 8:50am
Thursday 12th
Subject Choice Meeting for 1st Year Parents
Thursday 19th
1st Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 26th
2nd Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Monday 6th
St Brigid's Day (School Closed)
Thursday 9th (7pm)
Subject Choice Meeting for TY Parents
Friday 10th @1pm
Mid-Term Break Begins
Monday 20th
Class resumes after Mid-Term Break (8:50am)
Thursday 23rd
Transition Year P/T meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Saturday 11th
Entrance Assessment Test (9am - 1pm)
Friday 17th
St Patrick's Day (School Closed)
Friday 31st @ 1pm
Easter Holidays Begin
Monday 17th @8:50am
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Thursday 27th @7pm
Third Year Parents Information Evening for TY
Monday 1st
Bank Holiday (School Closed)
Tuesday 2nd
Free Day (School Closed)
Monday 23rd
End of Year Awards Night
Monday 29th
Summer Exams Begin (Provisional)
Friday 2nd @1pm
Summer Holidays Begin
Wednesday 7th
State Examinations Begin

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