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Senior B Volleyball Round 1

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Senior B Volleyball League – Round 1 Report


A group of 12 Transition Year students travelled to Mountrath in County Laois to participate in the 1st round of the Senior B Volleyball League on Thursday, November 9th. It would be all of these students’ first competitive experience of school’s volleyball and so a lot of learning was to be expected. That was to […]

Storm Ophelia


In the light of the developing weather warnings regarding Storm Ophelia and given that Limerick has now been included in the status RED alert I have consulted with the Chair of the Board of Management and the decision has been taken in the interest of the safety of our school community to close Glenstal Abbey School on […]

Phone Line Fault – RESOLVED


Wednesday 13th September: We are currently experiencing a fault with our landlines.  Please use alternative means to contact us until this is resolved.  

Kenya A Reflection


“As for him who is making progress in the religious life and in faith his heart enlarges”                                                                                                 ~ Saint Benedict The decision to travel to Kenya was not one I made lightly. It was a huge commitment both from the fundraising perspective and taking part in the trip itself. That said, it was undoubtedly […]

The Birds in Kenya


The first night in Kenya, I broke Fr. John’s guidelines for tent management – for ease of access I had left my tent flaps open during the day – as a result mosquitoes gathered and a scorpion snuck in without me knowing it! I sprayed the mosquitoes and went to bed. Later that night the […]

Kenya Project – Report #2


This comes to you from the spacious veranda of Lale’enok Resource Centre, on Friday, 21 July. The sky is a cloudless blue, the air warm and filled with varied birdsong and the view is one of dried earth, numerous elegantly formed acacia trees and many scraggly bushes. The ‘Kenya crew’ has just come back from […]

Simply Glenstal…


Getting ready for Transition Year are Matthew Cannon, Hugo McElligott, Art Keane & Rory Quinn (Delbarton) with celebrity chefs Darina and Rachel Allen at Ballymaloe Cookery School

Farewell Ciara


It is with great regret that to-day we bid farewell to Ciara O’Toole, the school administrator. Ciara has been an exceptionally generous, competent and kind presence in the school and she is leaving us to pursue her dream of working with the ambulance service which is a great opportunity for her and a sad loss […]

Kenya Project 2017 – Report #1

17 Kenya

This ‘report’ from the south of Kenya is meant as a token of appreciation towards the very many people who have supported the ‘Kenya project of 2017’ in any way and, especially, towards the parents of the boys who on the crew, namely, George Downing, James Fitzgerald, Aran Egan, Ben O’Sullivan, Arthur Moore and Jack […]