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College Record 1987

It is particularly appropriate that this issue of the St. Kieran’s College Record should be produced in the wake of the 150th. anniversary (1836-1986) of the building of the ‘new college’ on the Callan Road. This issue also com­memorates the thirtieth anniversary of the launching in 1956 of the Record itself As with all previous issues, it is our earnest hope and objective that the current issue will be a welcome and valuable link between the present generation of seminarians and pupils and the many generations of alumni around the world. ‘Aspects of Mission’ is the theme we have chosen to cover the series of articles by past pupils (some, I am happy to note, from the recent past) who have written of their life and work . A quick glance at the titles will give the reader some indication of the important contributions they are making in so many walks of life and in the service of humanity generally – famine relief in Ethiopia, volunteer work in the Sudan, caring for drug addicts in Dublin, missionary work in Peru, community radio in Kilkenny and chaplaincy work in the Lebanon – to mention but a few. Within the college itself two new magazines have been appearing regularly since the last issue of the Record – Leargas in the seminary and Focus in the secondary school. Long may they continue to flourish as for­ums in which students can practise the art of writing and test their liter(J.ry skills. Here the Record wishes to acknowledge its indebtedness to their editors and contributors who have kindly allowed us to use material which first appeared in their pages. A Record such as ours has the duty to chronicle the ordinary as well as the extraordinary events – today’s reporting is tomorrow’s history. The opening of the new Computer Centre in the Spring of 1984 and the visit of the Minister for Education, Mrs. Gemma Hussey, T.D., in the Autumn of that year for the official opening of the Joint Schools’ Complex, were historic developments in the life of the college. Speaking on that occasion, the Minister said: ‘Ultimately, all our efforts must be directed towards the young people. It is for them we want the best of facilities and for them that we plan the use of resources wisely. We want them to have access to up-to-date equipment and exposure to the most modern curriculum and breadth of sub­ject choice. I am deeply indebted to each and every contributor to the Record – those who have written full length articles and the many teachers, seminarians and pupils who have prepared reviews and reports for the seminary and layside sections. I am happy also to thank the many priests who have written with news of what is happening in dioceses as far as Paisley and Maitland. Thanks and appreciation are also due to Denis Bergin, who as Managing Editor has brought his professional skills to bear on the finalisation of scripts, layout and production .. In conclusion a special word of thanks to our Patron, Most Rev. Laurence Forristal, for his continued interest in the Record and for his kind­ness in writing the Foreword. My sincere thanks too, to the President, the Bursar and the firms who have contributed towards the cost of publication. To one and all, thank you, and to you the reader, I hope you will find this, the thirteenth issue of the St. Kieran’s College Record enjoyable and interesting, and a valuable medium for maintaining contact with the college.

Father Michael Ryan, Editor

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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.

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
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 at 7pm
Thursday 17th
6th 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)
Thursday 8th
5th 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
Tuesday 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)
Friday 10th @1pm
Mid-Term Break Begins
Monday 20th
Class resumes after Mid-Term Break (8:50am)
Thursday 23rd (7pm)
Subject Choice Meeting for TY Parents
Saturday 11th
Entrance Assessment Test
Thursday 9th
Transition Year P/T meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 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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We are delighted to have been selected to participate in the Active School Flag Programme. This initiative has been rolled out across the country as Primary School level and is now being piloted amongst a small number of schools around Ireland at Post-Primary level. Our Active School Team of Transition Year students aim to help […]

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