Archive | January, 2017

Munster Schools Debating

Munster Schools Debating

 The quarter final of the Munster schools debating competition took place in UCC on the 30 th  of January. Two teams from Glenstal participated.  The first team of Maccon Keane and Jack O Donnell won their debate. The second team of Andrew Hogan and David Kelly performed excellently in their debate but were unlucky not to […]

Update from Rome

Pope to Dignitaries

On Wednesday January 24th, Br. Denis Hooper and ten monks from San Anselmo  joined their fellow Benedictine confreres in the Basilica of St. Paul to sing Vespers commemorating the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. The basilica lies outside the Vatican walls. Pope Francis presided with dignitaries and representatives from all the different Christian […]

JCT V Munchins, January 2017

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JCT V St Munchins


Glenstal Abbey School played St Munchins College in the second play off stage of the Munster Schools Junior Rugby Cup at the University of Limerick (UL) today (26/01/17).   Munchins started well and finished with a try within the first few minutes. In fairness Glenstal regrouped with a penalty from the boot of Ruairi Woodcock. […]

Glenstal: Liturgy and Music

Short video showing the weekly liturgy and music at Glenstal Abbey School.

Hunt Museum Visit


  Fifth and Sixth Year art students paid a visit to the Hunt Musuem last week to view an exhibition of oil paintings and works on paper inspired by the West of Ireland. ‘Weather Gauge’ , by Limerick-born acclaimed artist Donald Teskey , was curated in collaboration with Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin.    During their […]



Congratulations to Glenstal past student Conor Kearns who has been named Oxford University RF Captain for the 2017 Varsity Match campaign. The 23-year-old full back takes over from Fergus Taylor and becomes the first Irishman to captain the Dark Blues since Tyrone Howe in 1995. Speaking on his appointment, Kearns said: “The work starts now. Although […]

School Musical: Mama Mia, Here We Go Again

Mama Mia Part 1 November 2016   Part 2    

SCT V St. Clements


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Young Scientist Competition

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Second Year student Ivor Larkin will take his science project to the BT Young Scientist Competition this week. Ivor has been fascinated by the effect of gravity on microorganisms and this formed the basis of his research project since early last year. Ivor’s project was one of several representing the school at the regional Scifest […]