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“Gavin Duffy is one of our greatest all-round sportsmen from Rugby to Gaelic Football but perhaps lesser known as an All-Ireland Champion Hammer Thrower.”


“CCR caters for all individuals with a diverse range of talents and each individual’s talents are nurtured and developed to enable everyone achieve their potential. More than anything else, this is what makes me proud to be a CCR man.”


“It seems to me, that if there’s one change from beginning to end that really says it all, it’s 12-year-old me asking my parents “Why am I going to this school?”, to the 18-year old simply saying “Thank you”

Careers Morning

Twenty two past students attended this morning’s Careers seminar. All of our current senior students had the opportunity to have one to one meetings with past students in the careers of their choice. A huge thanks to the past students who gave of their time this morning and support this […]

World Book Day

Friday 3rd March was World Book Day. Students in Cistercian College celebrated this by taking part in a “Drop everything and read” initiative. During an afternoon class the full student community read a novel that they had selected from the library. The library was recently upgraded with books that had […]

UCD Scholarship Winner

Brian McGinnity, Leaving Cert Class 2016, received an Entrance Scholarship to UCD in recognition of his excellent Leaving Cert results.  Brian is studying Commerce in UCD and received 580 points in his Leaving Cert last year.  Congratulations to Brian on this outstanding achievement, he is photographed with his Dad Eoin […]

Dr. Fergus Heffernan Visit

Last Friday Dr. Fergus Heffernan visited the College to deliver seminars to the school community on the topic of Wellbeing and Emotional resilience in teenagers. During the school day Dr. Fergus met with each student year group and with the staff. Later that evening he met with the parents. The feedback […]

BT Young Scientist

This year two projects completed by Transition Year Students were accepted for entry into the annual BT Young Scientist competition. This is a considerable achievement considering that less than 25% of the projects that are submitted are selected for entry into the competition. Sean Clancy is from Mitchelstown and he […]

We Will Rock You

The halls of Cistercian College were filled with the music of Queen during last week’s Opera, “We will Rock You.” Cast and crew enjoyed a very successful run and the performance was very well received each night by the audience. Led by the musical direction of Mr. William Cullagh and partnered […]

Union Gold Medal Winner

Each year the President of the Past Pupils Union presents the Union Gold Medal to the CCR student that received the highest results in the Junior Certificate.  This presentation is made on the last night of the College Opera. Last Thursday the current President Padraic O’Maille visited the College to […]