Archive | February, 2017

Mathematics Olympiad


Prior to midterm, 76 students from 1st, 2nd and 3rd year were given 6 problems to solve from the Junior Irish Mathematics Olympiad. These problems involved using logic, problem solving strategies and pure mathematics in order to devise the correct solution.   Congratulations to the following students who scored five or more on the six […]

TY Trip

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Transition Year Waterford Greenway Cycle On Tuesday the 7th February Transition Year students set off on our trip to cycle the Waterford Greenway. We were excited to get off in Waterford after the bus journey down. Although it was quite a long journey to Waterford, it didn’t drag down our hopes for the cycle as […]

Glenstal Ball


History Repeating!


Carpentry Returns To Glenstal Abbey School Housemaster Paddy Gleeson – who is a qualified Woodwork Teacher – instructing a group of Third Year students in the rudiments of carpentry. It is interesting to note that the origins of the current school lie in the small School for Arts and Crafts opened by the founding monks […]

Third Year History/English Trip

History 3rd year

English / History Field Trip January 2017 By Aidan Booth, Third Year We awoke at twenty past seven on a dull Monday morning. We hurried downstairs, grabbed breakfast and rushed onto the bus for eight o’clock. After about an hour and a half, we were in Cork city. After a little confusion, (a few beeps […]

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Spanish Ambassador Visits Glenstal


The Spanish Ambassador, H.E. José María Rodriquez-Coso, paid a visit to Glenstal on Wednesday the 8th of February. The Ambassador attended Mass and met with Abbot Brendan and various members of the Glenstal Community in preparation for a possible visit by the famed Catalonian Boys Choir, The Escolania de Montserrat.       The Ambassador […]

Friendly Soccer Match

Soccer Match

The fledgling Glenstal Second Year soccer team played a friendly match against Newport Secondary school today. This was the first time the team had played together. The boys played a good game but it was not to be their day. Final score:  Newport 5   Glenstal 0. 

Féile Luimní


Congratulations to the following Glenstal students who scooped awards at the recent Féile Luimní: Speech and Drama Impromptu Speaking Adult Billy Acheson – Gold Sam Warren – Silver Tim Mulligan – Bronze   Impromptu Speaking U 15 Matthew Cannon – Gold Julian Dugimont – Silver Jack Nolan – Bronze Christopher Burke-Young – Bronze Chance McKeever […]

Feast of Saint Blaise


The traditional Blessing of Throats on the feast of Saint Blaise took place on Friday February 3rd in the Atrium with Abbot Brendan and several Priests from the Monastery.