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Excellent presentation. Promotional videos were really good.
A lot was covered and we were really impressed. We would be delighted if our son secures a place in 2022.
In light of current COVID-19 circumstances, the Virtual Open Day Webinar was very good.
We were impressed with the quality of the information provided in the Webinar. Thank you!


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7 day boarding, 5 day boarding (Sun eve to Fri eve) and Day Boarding
8:30am to 8pm (Students depart after first study)
This will be the responsibility of the parents. It is expected that shared arrangements could be explored by the parents. The College would be happy to facilitate the sharing of information to allow parents to co-ordinate.
An application form is available from the school or the website On completion, please return to the admissions office as soon as possible. Following receipt of your application a meeting will be arranged. Places will subsequently be allocated subject to availability and the Admissions Policy. For more information contact Seamus Hennessy, on 086 8666387 or (0505) 23344
A. Current year groups are: 25- 32, while individual subject class sizes can be as low as 8 - 12 students
Parents are asked to inform the school of any existing conditions or learning difficulties experienced by their son, and to provide any educational assessment reports where relevant. Aptitude tests are carried out on all new students which will also indicate any difficulty. Resource teaching and Learning Support is provided where necessary.
Yes, and we encourage day boarder parents to seriously consider the benefits of the 5 and 7 Day boarding offerings.
Yes - The subject syllabus incorporates all religions as per Department of Education & Skills guidelines and the religious ethos of the school.
Rugby, Hurling , Athletics, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis & Golf. The school also facilitates student participation in other sports which students participate in on behalf of the school such as equestrian competitions. We have a full time sports director. Please review our calendar, blog and facebook pages for a view of what occurred in 2018 and 2019.
Yes, training and matches are organised so that students can, and do play both.
Music lessons and preparation for RIAM exams, orchestra, choir, annual opera, carol service, UL annual concert, public speaking and debating. Please review our calendar, blog and facebook pages for a view of what occurred in 2018 and 2019.
Yes - the supervisors are happy to assist students. All evening and weekend study is supervised, and throughout the day students are encouraged to approach with any particular learning concerns and impromptu tuition is regularly organised in house by the teachers.
CCR has a zero tolerance of Bullying. Copies of the school’s Anti Bullying Policy are available in the Centenary Room today
A nurse resides on campus and an infirmary is available for ill students and staff.
The first point of call is the Nurse on duty, from which a determination will be made. Parents and Guardians are expected to inform School Management of any health conditions that their son may have.
CCR prides itself on the quality and choice of food available. You may discuss any specific dietary issues in advance with the School Management and Catering Supervisor.
There are specific times when students can use their phone. Phones are not to be used in the classroom block, study hall, Church and dorms (after a certain time). In the evenings, all mobile phones are returned to the housemasters for safekeeping.
Students have access to the IT Centre when working on projects and presentations linked to their curricular work. The College has WiFi throughout the school campus.
Yes if an event is organised by the school, and the day boarder is part of the class or team participating in the event, or if this is an exceptional case of where a student has a particular interest or talent, and is pursuing it to a high level.
No. However, it is very popular and successful at CCR, and the TY curriculum has a large component linked to personal development and as such this is a natural entry point year for senior cycle students as they get more opportunities outside of class to quickly integrate into the student body.
Yes, in Senior House TY students can take a language trip to a French or German school. It is organised by an agency. A representative from the agency visits the College to present an Information Evening to parents.
All students are encouraged to participate in sports activities. However, exceptions can be made where necessary.
Yes, but he will miss much of the weekend program, sunday morning service and sunday evening study.
Yes. However, once a student plays Junior or Senior Cup Rugby for the school, he cannot play for his club that season. (He wouldn’t have the time or energy anyway!) Students may play hurling and football for their local club at every level.
Yes, CCR has a Guidance counsellor available to all students.
Yes - depending on demand in any specific year.


Phone: +353(0)505 23344 | Email: [email protected]
Cistercian College, Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Offaly, E53 DX37, Ireland