Canonisation of Pope Paul

His Holiness Pope Francis announced last Thursday February 15 that Blessed Pope Paul VI will be made a Saint later this year. He was born Joseph Batista Montini and reigned as Pope from 1963 to 1978 succeeding Pope John XXIII. He also published an important church document, “Humanae Vitae,” in […]

Cistercian College Roscrea Build a Bank

On the 5th of February the Cistercian College Roscrea Build a Bank embarked on a journey to Cork for the AIB Build a Bank competition for Transition Years. We had prepared well in advance for the presentation, however with the loss of two of our team members our two substitutes […]

Gurteen College Visit

The 5th year agriculture class visited Gurteen on Monday of this week for a private tour of the agriculture college. The boys were treated to a tour of the working farm which has one of the only remaining educational pedigree dairy herds left in Ireland. A Q&A session with one […]

South Leinster Athletics Championships

CCR had an impressive haul of 12 medals in the regional championships. This event is spread over 2 days with Minor and Junior on day 1 and Inter and Senior on day 2. There were many star performers over the 2 days in the CCR singlet. On the track Darragh […]

Cian Yonet Budding Artist

Cian Yonet joined CCR as a 5th year student.  Even though he was late joining the Leaving Cert Art class his teacher Mr. O’Donoghue worked with him to encourage and guide him in building up a portfolio of pieces.  Their hard work paid off as Cian was recently accepted into […]

Fr. McVerry Visit

On Thursday the 9th of March Fr. Peter McVerry visited the school to speak to all third year students. He spoke passionately about the nature of the work that he does for vulnerable homeless youths in Ireland and how he actively advocates for those who have no voice in society. […]

Careers Morning

Twenty two past students attended this morning’s Careers seminar. All of our current senior students had the opportunity to have one to one meetings with past students in the careers of their choice. A huge thanks to the past students who gave of their time this morning and support this […]

UCD Scholarship Winner

Brian McGinnity, Leaving Cert Class 2016, received an Entrance Scholarship to UCD in recognition of his excellent Leaving Cert results.  Brian is studying Commerce in UCD and received 580 points in his Leaving Cert last year.  Congratulations to Brian on this outstanding achievement, he is photographed with his Dad Eoin […]

Dr. Fergus Heffernan Visit

Last Friday Dr. Fergus Heffernan visited the College to deliver seminars to the school community on the topic of Wellbeing and Emotional resilience in teenagers. During the school day Dr. Fergus met with each student year group and with the staff. Later that evening he met with the parents. The feedback […]

BT Young Scientist

This year two projects completed by Transition Year Students were accepted for entry into the annual BT Young Scientist competition. This is a considerable achievement considering that less than 25% of the projects that are submitted are selected for entry into the competition. Sean Clancy is from Mitchelstown and he […]