Archive | November, 2016

Historic Meeting At Vatican


  Br. Denis attended a reception for Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Irish Embassy to The Vatican, where the Taoiseach announced that Pope Francis had accepted an invitation to visit Ireland in August of 2018. The Taoiseach returned to the Embassy following an earlier meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican.    Br. Denis spoke to […]

Musical Surprise at Morning Assembly


The Glenstal School Community had a musical surprise on Thursday 24th of November when Noirín Ni Ríain and her two sons, Owen and Moley, sang together as a trio at the morning assembly .  The school was enthralled during the ten minute seasonal recital in Latin followed by an upbeat rap song! What a wonderful […]

Mama Mia, Here We Go Again

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Annual Musical


This year’s school musical, ‘Mama Mia, Here We Go Again’ ,  had its opening night Tuesday and played to a packed audience of parents and students.   The musical tells the story of Sophie, a 20 year old bride-to-be, who finds the names of three possible fathers in her mother’s diary. The needy Sophie is […]

Debs Night


The Class of 2016 held their Debs night at the Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare on Saturday the 19th of November. The Headmaster Fr William Fennelly attended, together with teachers, coaches and the School Matron. A great night was had by all and there was even a surprise appearance by their former Housemaster, Br Denis Hooper, […]

Class of 2016 Debs Night

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Bowen Shield Quarter Final

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Mathematics Olympiad


Round 1 of the 2016/17 Irish Mathematics Olympiad  took place in Glenstal on Thursday, November 17th at 6.00 pm. Any senior cycle student who was interested in attempting to solve 6 difficult problems which required mathematics, logic and creative problem solving was welcome to participate. We had two 5th year students and four 4th year […]

Glenstal GAA Jersey Launch


  The first GAA Jerseys for Glenstal were launched this year. They were jointly designed by myself (Ben McCartan), Robert Burke and Charlie McCartan in the red and grey colours of the school. Two hurlers from Limerick U21’s came to launch the jerseys – Colin and Pat Ryan who had won a Munster and All […]

Senior Volleyball


  After a friendly game last year against St. Villiers of Limerick, the enthusiasm for volleyball continued into this year at Glenstal. With a few training sessions under their belt in the early part of 2016, Glenstal’s volleyball team bundled into the bus on the 16th of November to make their way to St. Joseph’s […]