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The CCR community mourns the death of Frankie Bergin, their much loved former colleague and friend.  Frankie worked in our College from 1963 to 2013 as a teacher of Music and Elocution. She had a passion for Opera and directed the College Opera for many years during that time.


Bishop Willie Walsh, Frankie Bergin and Fr Tom Corbett at the ceremony in Roscrea Parish Church  in which Frankie was awarded the Bene Merenti medal for her outstanding service and contribution to the life of the parish of Roscrea. Fr. Corbett told the congregation that the “Bene Merenti (to one well deserving) award is granted only to individuals who played significant and enduring roles in the life of the Church and Parish as choir member, choir director, organist and leader for an enviable number of years”.

Funeral arrangements:

Reposing in Mt. Carmel Nursing Home Chapel, Roscrea on Tuesday evening from 5.00pm with removal at 6.00pm arriving in St. Cronan’s Church, Roscrea at 6.30pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 10.00am followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

No flowers please donations if desired to The Irish Cancer Society.


Welcome to CCR

Since 1905 Cistercian College has been to the fore in providing a rich, authentic and creative experience for the young men in our care. Cistercian College is a 7-day boarding school for boys situated in the grounds of Mount St Joseph Abbey. Our College has the distinction of being the only school in the world run by Cistercian (Trappist) monks and we have a long and proud tradition of educating boys and preparing them to be hard-working young men of integrity who are resilient, motivated, empathetic and conscientious in their pursuit of excellence and who will be inspiring contributors to society.
This year the College has set about ‘re-imagining’ the distinctive philosophy associated with a seven day Catholic boarding school in  Ireland today. This renewed philosophy focuses on the creation of a dynamic student centred place of educational excellence where students engage in activities that will enhance their experiences and where the physical features of the College are designed with the students’ interest at the fore.
I believe a 7 day boarding school is unique in its ability to provide students with a routine and structure based on academics, sport and music as well as a myriad of other opportunities and believe that the young men who graduate from CCR do so with skills to hold their place in society with confidence and pride. We recognise that all students have different gifts, talents and abilities, and we strive to help each one be the very best that he can be. Building on over a century of tradition and experience, the College facilities have been constantly renewed and updated, to create a welcoming and safe environment in which students and staff form a stable and secure community. CCR’s vibrant sporting, debating and musical traditions compliment the stimulating academic programme.
We will be more than happy to welcome prospective students and their families to the College and show you around the campus and answer any questions you may have.
To quote Frederick W.Robertson “Instruction ends in the school-room, but education ends only with life” – In CCR we will do everything we can to ensure that this life will be fulfilling, rewarding and just.

Mr. Brendan Feehan
College President / Principal

Senior Management Team

Mr Brendan Feehan
President & Principal of Cistercian College

Mr Gerard Grealish

Deputy Principal & Dean of Studies

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