Archive | December, 2016

Ordination To Diaconate


In a simple but moving ceremony, Br Denis Hooper OSB was ordained to the Diaconate by Archbishop Kieran Reilly, SMA, on Wednesday the 21st of December. The ordination took place in the Abbey Church in the presence of the Benedictine Community and friends. In a very touching and poignant homily Archbishop Reilly commented on the […]

Christmas Dinner

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Annual Christmas Dinner


The school hosted the Annual Christmas Dinner on Saturday the 17th of December with both Junior and Senior Dining Rooms almost full to capacity. Several day boarders opted to stay overnight.   There was a special appearance by Santa (Edmund Aylward, Sixth Year) with gifts for the Nursing, Catering and Cleaning Staff.       […]

Glenstal Abbey School Staff Christmas Concert

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Christmas Awards


Abbot Brendan attended The Christmas Awards Ceremony at Morning Assembly. Awards were given in several categories including: (1) Rugby, (2) Art/Drama/Music, (3) House/Glenstal Community Awards, (4) Academic Awards.     Rugby awards were presented by Sean Skehan (Senior Coach)  to Rory Clarke (Rugby Captain), Ben Healy and Luke Fitzgerald (Irish Squad) and to Mark Fleming […]

Senior Irish Students Visit Galway


A group of Senior Students visited Galway to see the Irish Play ‘An Triail’ by Mairéad Ni Ghráda on the 13th of December accompanied by their teachers Ms Madden and Ms O’Brien.  An Triail – 5th and 6th Year (Higher Level Irish) Ar an tríú lá déag den Nollaig, thaistil lucht na hArdteiste agus an […]

Christmas Recital

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Christmas Recital


The Annual Christmas recital took place in the Boardroom on Tuesday the 13th of December. MC Peadar O’Lochlainn welcomed everybody and then joined  The School Orchestra to perform the Beatles number Eleanor Rigby followed by the theme piece from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly by Ennio Morricone.   James Beatty followed with his […]

Second Year Mannequin Challenge


Second Year Students organised a Mannequin Challenge during the lunch break today. All the boys managed to stand a marathon 90 seconds!       All good fun in aid of Focus Ireland.

Gap Students Final Day


    Australian Gap Students Jack Grey and Ben Williams said their final goodbyes to the Glenstal Community at  assembly this morning.  In a moving tribute, School Captain Rory Clarke thanked them for their contribution to the school over the past year and mentioned how they had made such a difference in the lives of […]