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Glenstal Abbey School - Education on a human scale.


255 Students

Passionate teaching with small class sizes (12-16 on average)

Founded in 1932

Set within a Norman Revivalist Castle juxtaposed with great modern facilities.

Set in 400 Acres

The castle looks over a 400 acre valley rich in wild flowers, lakes and forests.

A Monastic Community

The monks work closely with students, lay staff and parents - welcoming all faiths.

75% full time Boarders

GAS has a strong boarding tradition with 75% full-time boarders.

Holistic Approach

A wide rang of creative and sporting activities. Over 70% of students play an instrument.

New & Historic Facilities

Set within a Norman Revivalist castle juxtaposed with great modern facilities.

Academic Excellence

Diverse and well-balanced Irish Curriculum. Excellent exam results & University destinations.

The History of Glenstal Abbey School

The word ‘Glenstal’ means ‘The Glen of the Stallion’, and is an English rendering of the Irish Gleann Stail. The glen itself is a very impressive geological feature, consisting of a mile-long valley, formed during the last ice-age, rich in many kinds of wild flowers.

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