“What springs to mind is mutual respect for all, fellow pupils, Teachers and lay staff. Give Respect and get it back

The environment of having to manage your time and organize your day accordingly suits his personality …”


“Cistercian College caters for all individuals with a diverse range of talents and each individual’s talents are nurtured and developed to enable everyone to achieve their potential. More than anything else, this is what makes me proud to be a CCR man.”


“It seems to me, that if there’s one change from beginning to end that really says it all, it’s a 12 year old me asking my parents “Why am I going to this school ?”, to the 18 year old simply saying “Thank you”.


“The school takes the responsibility vested in them by parents very seriously. Parents are constantly kept informed, of both how their own child is getting on and what is going on in the school in general. If there is an issue with a student, either in or outside the classroom, the school will deal with it in a professional and sympathetic manner, involving the parents where it deems appropriate. This sense of responsibility, coupled with absolute impartiality, is vital to the success and personal growth of each student.”


The CCR unique setting promotes education/Fosters Independence/ Life long friendships and community spirit   –  Ann O Keefe

The sense of independence it fosters/ The structured day with time for school, sports and study/The sense of a positive community the school brings to all the boys and their parents.!  – Enda Kilrane

The values and ethos of the Cistercian College – all parties are involved (student, parents & teachers).  Your son will receive an all-encompassing education not just academic it develops their body, mind and spirit with a very good structure in place


The school has done so much for my sons, both academically and in their personal development. Every time I visit them to watch a match or attend a meeting I am so relieved they are at school here. I wish my father knew about it when I was a student. Small class sizes, extremely supportive staff and magnificent camaraderie amongst the students, teachers and parents who are all pulling in the same direction  – Kevin Barry


“Good discipline, Good academic  results, good sport and music facilities”


“The friendships they make last forever./ They become very confident independent young men. /.They become the best they can be through teachers and coaches.”


“Small class sizes  less than 20 students per class  Full Busy schedule  of sports and extra curricular activities evenings and weekends with limited access to  smart phones and devices Friendly staff who all know each child personally and who encourage an ethos of respect and fellowship to all”


“The education at CCR is truly holistic. In addition to a stimulating and motivating academic environment, CCR develops skills in sport and music and the overall personal development of the boys. It provides an opportunity to try new things and actively encourages boys to be involved in all aspects of school life. The array of activities means our son isn’t glued to a phone screen or computer but is busy living an active life and getting the most out of every day.”

“he thrives both physically and mentally. He loves the food and the standard of catering is excellent. He plays sport almost every day so gets exercise and fresh air…”


“Roscrea is a school where you learn from books in a classroom and study for exams in the future but it’s so much more than that. Roscrea is a community, a brotherhood that I just don’t believe can be replicated anywhere else, school or otherwise. It’s a place that not only prepares you for exams, but for life in general. The people you meet, the experiences you have, the craic, the atmosphere, the comradery are simply unparalleled. Being away from home is a catalyst for growth. You become more independent, more confident,more mature. You’re in an environment that promotes growth of both mind and character.

“It has shaped me to be the man I am today, it has given me the best group of lads I could have asked for. I can now look forward to what lies ahead knowing that CCR has given me everything I need to succeed.”