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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 […]

Booklists 2017/8


Booklists for 2017/8 are now available to view/download/print Please click on the relevant link(s) below 1st Year Booklist 2nd Year Booklist 3rd Year Booklist 5th Year Booklist 6th Year Booklist

Active Schools Week

  Glenstal’s 3rd Active Schools Week was again blessed with fine weather and gave everyone the best opportunity to enjoy some de-stressing physical activities at the end of the academic year. Throughout the week, 1st year students wore pedometers that tracked the amount of steps taken over the course of a day. KAPPA emerged with […]

Appointment of Principal of Glenstal Abbey School

On Wednesday 31st May 2017, in a letter to staff and parents, Abbot Brendan Coffey OSB, together with the Chairpersons of the school’s Board of Governors and Board of Management, announced the appointment of Ms Carmel Honan to the role of Principal of Glenstal Abbey School, with effect from 1st September 2017. The role of […]

Feast of The Ascension

Confirmation at Glenstal Abbey School, May 2017