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Carol Service – December 2017

Carol Service - December 2017

The annual Carol Service took place in the Abbey Church on Sunday 10th of December. Despite the dreadful weather the church was packed which was very pleasing. The Choir’s singing was sublime and all the hard work the choir has put in over the last four months certainly paid off. The sound was clear and […]

Historic Hurling Cup for Glenstal

Historic Hurling Cup for Glenstal

HISTORIC FIRST GAELIC GAMES CUP FOR GLENSTAL ABBEY SCHOOL   Having just earned their final place the day previous, the U16.5 hurling team were out again on Friday, December 8th, in the LIT Sports sponsored Coolderry Cup. On another very cold morning, the panel made their way to Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale where they […]

Feast of the Immaculate Conception


The Feast of the Immaculate Conception was celebrated by the entire Glenstal community starting with mass in the Abbey Church. All students, staff and monks attended. Mass was followed by a brief ceremony in the School Atrium where the oldest Monastic resident, Fr. Phillip and the two youngest boys in the school, Luke Fitzgerald and […]

Latest News -U16.5 Win Hurling Final


The Glenstal Abbey School Under 16.5 Squad have won the Munster Hurling Cup. A more detailed report will be published later. Congratulations to everyone involved. See Photos by John Walsh in the Photos Section

Glenstal into the Final of the U16 Hurling

Glenstal into the Final of the U16 Hurling

U16.5 HURLING: SEMI FINAL VICTORY SENDS GLENSTAL TO SECOND HURLING FINAL   After winning their first round, and receiving a walkover in the second, Glenstal progressed to the semi-final of the LIT Sports sponsored Coolderry Cup where they faced Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh. Initially, it looked like the fixture wouldn’t take place as both schools had transition […]

First Year Walking Tour of Limerick


First Year Walking Tour of Limerick On Saturday the 2nd of December, First Year Boarders went on a Historic Walking Tour of Limerick. Our tour started at the West Door of St. Mary’s Cathedral where we were greeted by our excellent guide Declan. St. Mary’s Cathedral was built in 1168 on the site of Donal Mor […]

2nd Years at the Irish Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum (2)

On Monday the 04th of December, Second Year traveled to the Irish Jewish Museum in Dublin. This educational trip was part of our Religious Education studies for the Junior Cert. When we arrived at the museum we were welcomed by our guide Mrs. Abrahamson. Mrs. Abrahamson gave us a tour of the museum which showcased many pieces of […]

Christmas Presents Ceremony


1st, 2nd, 3rd and 6th Years attended the Ceremony of Christmas Presents held in the Atrium during lunchtime on Tuesday December 5th. The TY’s were away on Work Experience and the 5th Years will be handing out their own presents to a group of Senior Citizens at a Christmas Dinner Party next week. School Chaplain […]

Conor Kearns (2011) Captains Oxford in Colours Game

Conor Kearns Swerve

Conor Kearns(2011) has been selected to Captain the Oxford Rugby team to play Cambridge in the annual Colours Game which will be played in Twickenham on Thursday December 5th. Apart from an International Rugby game, the Colours game is next in line importance in English rugby. Twickenham will be thronged for the game. This is […]

Laurence Touhy Qualifies for 2018 World Irish Dancing Championship

Laurence Twohey

Third year student Laurence Tuohy ( Delta 3) has recently qualified for the World Irish Dancing championships 2018 to be held in Glasgow. Laurence had to compete in the Munster Irish Dancing championships held in Killarney this November, and was placed in the top 7 to qualify for his event. As he was placed 5th […]