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Cistercian College, situated in the grounds of Mt. St. Joseph Abbey Roscrea, was established in 1905 as a boarding school for boys. For over one hundred years the College has been providing education to students from all over Ireland and indeed throughout the world.
As a monastic school, the College draws its inspiration and ethos from the adjoining Cistercian monastery where the monks, following the Rule of St. Benedict, live in community with a balance of prayer, work and study.
The College strives to create a holistic educational environment in which each student is valued and nurtured, and encouraged to reach his full potential.
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 community where they live and pray, study and play, seeking the truth in harmony and mutual responsibility.
CCR’s vibrant sporting, debating and musical traditions compliment the stimulating academic programme. Today, the college continues its education tradition as a partnership between Staff and Students, Trustees, Board and Parents.
We have exciting plans for the future development of the College which you can read about here. I hope you will find our website helpful. We are always delighted to meet past pupils and their families and welcome them to the College. Equally we will be happy to welcome prospective students and their families to the College and show you around the campus and answer any questions you may have.