St Brendans College Killarney

Welcome to St Brendan’s College

St. Brendan’s College has an energetic, expert staff, focused on the provision of a holistic education for all of our students.  We enjoy a rich educational heritage, we are housed in an exceptional building, excellently formatted to ensure progressive facilities for a 21st century education. Under the Major Capital Works Programme, we are now planning a €20 million re imagination of these buildings.

We offer a broad curriculum, beginning with a first year taster programme, the Junior Certificate and a breadth of Senior Cycle programmes including Transition Year, Traditional Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate…

PROGRAMMES

At St. Brendan’s we offer comprehensive student centred Junior and Senior Cycle programmes – with a choice of....

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

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Pictured below is the St.Brendan’s 2023 football squad which defeated a highly rated Mercy Mounthawk team on Saturday last in the Corn Uí Mhuirí Semi-Final. See MoreSee Less

Pictured below is the St.Brendans 2023 football squad which defeated a highly rated Mercy Mounthawk team on Saturday last in the Corn Uí Mhuirí Semi-Final.

Huge congrats to our Senior Footballers on their fantastic win over Mercy Mounthawk in the Corn Uí Mhuirí Semi-Final on Saturday. We look forward to the excitement of the build up to the final over the next 2 weeks when they will meet St. Francis College Rochestown, Cork. See MoreSee Less

Huge congrats to our Senior Footballers on their fantastic win over Mercy Mounthawk in the Corn Uí Mhuirí Semi-Final on Saturday. We look forward to the excitement of the build up to the final over the next 2 weeks when they will meet St. Francis College Rochestown, Cork.Image attachment

Congratulations to our 30 students who competed in the Kerry Schools Cross Country Championships yesterday.
They claimed the Perpetual Shield for the best overall school in the boy’s category. There were some fantastic performances on the day.
Jack Culloty started us off well taking 2nd place in the Minor boy’s race.
Isaac Victors stormed to victory in the Junior boy’s race.
While Ted O’ Gorman had an impressive performance coming in in 2nd place in the Senior boy’s race.
It was a successful day for our Cross-Country teams, both our Minor boys and Senior boy’s teams came in 1st, while our Junior and Intermediate teams got bronze medals.

The South Munster Schools Cross Country will take place on the 9th of February.
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Congratulations to our 30 students who competed in the Kerry Schools Cross Country Championships yesterday.
They claimed the Perpetual Shield for the best overall school in the boys category. There were some fantastic performances on the day.
Jack Culloty started us off well taking 2nd place in the Minor boys race.
Isaac Victors stormed to victory in the Junior boys race.
While Ted O Gorman had an impressive performance coming in in 2nd place in the Senior boys race.
It was a successful day for our Cross-Country teams, both our Minor boys and Senior boys teams came in 1st, while our Junior and Intermediate teams got bronze medals.

The South Munster Schools Cross Country will take place on the 9th of February.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Tickets can be purchased in advance using the following link:
www.universe.com/users/munster-gaa-TR8ZGN
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Tickets can be purchased in advance using the following link:
https://www.universe.com/users/munster-gaa-TR8ZGN

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Thank you for a great morning The Kingdom WheelblastersImage attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

Corn Uí Mhuirí game cancelled
Due to the road and pitch conditions, we have just received a late cancellation of the Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter Final which was due to be held in Banteer at 12 midday.
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DUNLOE CUP FINAL 2023

Our U16½ panel line out tomorrow in the final of Kerry Colleges Dunloe Cup Final.

They play CBS The Green Tralee, our long standing rivals in Kerry Gaelic games, in a much anticipated final.

In advance of the game, we wish to thank the whole group of players and the management, Mr. David Brosnan, Mr. Andrew O’Reilly, Mr. Vince Cooper for their work with the team since late August.

With the exceptional weather, an exact venue has yet to be finalised but at this time it is anticipated that the game will be played at Fitzgerald Stadium or Dr. Crokes beginning at 1:00 p.m.

We invited interested 3rd and Transition Year students to bring €3 (cost of entry) which will be collected during Period 1.
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DUNLOE CUP FINAL 2023

Our U16½ panel line out tomorrow in the final of Kerry Colleges Dunloe Cup Final.

They play CBS The Green Tralee, our long standing rivals in Kerry Gaelic games, in a much anticipated final.

In advance of the game, we wish to thank the whole group of players and the management, Mr. David Brosnan, Mr. Andrew OReilly, Mr. Vince Cooper for their work with the team since late August.

With the exceptional weather, an exact venue has yet to be finalised but at this time it is anticipated that the game will be played at Fitzgerald Stadium or Dr. Crokes beginning at 1:00 p.m.

We invited interested 3rd and Transition Year students to bring €3 (cost of entry) which will be collected during Period 1.

Our senior footballers continued their preparation for a forthcoming Munster Colleges Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter Final this afternoon. The group, one of two Kerry teams left in the competition, have put in huge effort since late September and will be busy putting in the necessary work over the holidays. See MoreSee Less

Our senior footballers continued their preparation for a forthcoming Munster Colleges Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter Final this afternoon. The group, one of two Kerry teams left in the competition, have put in huge effort since late September and will be busy putting in the necessary work over the holidays.

First Year Christmas Activity Day
Our First year student’s enjoyed a day of fun activities in St. Brendan’s to celebrate the start of the Christmas Holiday’s. The boy’s took part in a variety of events including Soccer, Rock climbing, Art, basketball, snooker and much more throughout the morning.

Enjoy the Christmas break have a Happy New Year.
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First Year Christmas Activity Day
Our First year students enjoyed a day of fun activities in St. Brendans to celebrate the start of the Christmas Holidays. The boys took part in a variety of events including Soccer, Rock climbing, Art, basketball, snooker and much more throughout the morning. 

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Well done to first graders who made Origami Angels in Art class today.
Happy Christmas!
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Well done to first graders who made Origami Angels in Art class today.
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Lunch-time Art Club ended the year with a display of 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students’ drawings on a 7.5-metre roll of paper in the school hallway, where, since September, students commented on their daily life of the school.
Well done and Happy Christmas to all.
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Lunch-time Art Club ended the year with a display of 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students drawings on a 7.5-metre roll of paper in the school hallway, where, since September, students commented on their daily life of the school.
Well done and Happy Christmas to all.Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

Carol Singing in aid of SVDP Killarney
This is the 21st year for our Leaving Cert students to entertain the people of Killarney at The Market Cross with various renditions of hymns and carols. €2,350 raised for this well deserved cause.
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Carol Singing in aid of SVDP Killarney
This is the 21st year for our Leaving Cert students to entertain the people of Killarney at The Market Cross with various renditions of hymns and carols.  €2,350 raised for this well deserved cause.Image attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

Well done to members of our school athletics team who participated in a mini track event after school yesterday. This gave the students the opportunity to put their hard training into practice. Thanks to Ms. Hallissey, Ms. Bowler and Mr. Fitzgerald for their coaching each week and for organising the event for the students. See MoreSee Less

Well done to members of our school athletics team who participated in a mini track event after school yesterday. This gave the students the opportunity to put their hard training into practice. Thanks to Ms. Hallissey, Ms. Bowler and Mr. Fitzgerald for their coaching each week and for organising the event for the students.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Important Notice: Christmas Hamper Raffle Postponed

Unfortunately, the draw for the hampers will not go ahead as planned today. This is due to a combination of factors – low numbers in school last week, sickness, bad weather, buses cancelled, exams rescheduled, etc. As a result, very few tickets have been sold.

The contents of the hampers are not perishable, so tickets will be sold from Monday 9th Jan to Friday 13th, and the draw will be made on Monday 16th January. Anyone who has bought a ticket already will be included in the draw.

We apologise for this unfortunate news, but we would still appreciate your support with this fundraiser in the New Year.

Thank you, and Happy Christmas to all of you..

St. Brendan’s College Parents’ Association.
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Important Notice:  Christmas Hamper Raffle Postponed

Unfortunately, the draw for the hampers will not go ahead as planned today.  This is due to a combination of factors - low numbers in school last week, sickness, bad weather, buses cancelled, exams rescheduled, etc.  As a result, very few tickets have been sold.
 
The contents of the hampers are not perishable, so tickets will be sold from Monday 9th Jan to Friday 13th, and the draw will be made on Monday 16th January.  Anyone who has bought a ticket already will be included in the draw.
 
We apologise for this unfortunate news, but we would still appreciate your support with this fundraiser in the New Year.
 
Thank you, and Happy Christmas to all of you..
 
St. Brendans College Parents Association.

This morning at 8:50 am one of our teachers – Declan O Donoghue and three of our students Cathal Coffey, Ian Coffey and Cathal Mackey started their swim in aid of Irish Cancer Society in the Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre

Starting off their swim photos.app.goo.gl/SKTRbN5tB3WC6Bv96

Making very neat turns in the water photos.app.goo.gl/z3vN95iYKrYKKGU37

Still time to donate – please click on the link gofund.me/474b2053

Thank you
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This morning at 8:50 am one of our teachers - Declan O Donoghue and three of our students Cathal Coffey, Ian Coffey and Cathal Mackey started their swim in aid of Irish Cancer Society in the Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre

Starting off their swim  https://photos.app.goo.gl/SKTRbN5tB3WC6Bv96

Making very neat turns in the water  https://photos.app.goo.gl/z3vN95iYKrYKKGU37

Still time to donate - please click on the link https://gofund.me/474b2053

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Episode 2 of the SEMCast

Introducing episode 2 of the Sem podcast. Michael Healy-Rae gives a great insights into his life and Kieran Lacey recommends a video game, all this and more on the Sem podcast!

open.spotify.com/episode/49zrXi4FVm9oqSGrGhNLAh?si=z02LuamLRberm3nS7T3siw
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Episode 2 of the SEMCast

Introducing episode 2 of the Sem podcast. Michael Healy-Rae gives a great insights into his life and Kieran Lacey recommends a video game, all this and more on the Sem podcast!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/49zrXi4FVm9oqSGrGhNLAh?si=z02LuamLRberm3nS7T3siw

Robbie O Brien RIP
Robbie O’Brien – a much loved and highly regarded teacher of History and English at St. Brendan’s from 1971 until his retirement in 2005 – passed away peacefully this morning in the company of his family. Robbie was also a past pupil of St. Brendan’s. He was ahead of his time as a teacher and had the gift of bringing his subjects to life for his students. He knew the critical importance of building positive relationships with each boy in his classes. He also gave freely of his time and expertise in coaching Gaelic Football and Athletics in the school.

His passing has been met with shock and sadness here at the school and for the thousands of students who had the pleasure of being taught by him. All at the school community of St. Brendan’s wish to express our condolences to his wife, Noreen, and daughters, Noelle and Lara.

Please see his funeral arrangements rip.ie/death-notice/robert-robbie-o-brien-killarney-kerry/517394

As a mark of respect, past and present staff are invited to form a guard of honour following Saturday morning’s requiem Mass (10:30 am) at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The guard of honour will assemble on Bishop’s Path at St. Brendan’s.
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Robbie O Brien RIP
Robbie OBrien - a much loved and highly regarded teacher of History and English at St. Brendans from 1971 until his retirement in 2005 - passed away peacefully this morning in the company of his family.  Robbie was also a past pupil of St. Brendans.  He was ahead of his time as a teacher and had the gift of bringing his subjects to life for his students.  He knew the critical importance of building positive relationships with each boy in his classes.  He also gave freely of his time and expertise in coaching Gaelic Football and Athletics in the school.

His passing has been met with shock and sadness here at the school and for the thousands of students who had the pleasure of being taught by him.  All at the school community of St. Brendans wish to express our condolences to his wife, Noreen, and daughters, Noelle and Lara.

Please see his funeral arrangements https://rip.ie/death-notice/robert-robbie-o-brien-killarney-kerry/517394

As a mark of respect, past and present staff are invited to form a guard of honour following Saturday mornings requiem Mass (10:30 am) at St. Marys Cathedral.  The guard of honour will assemble on Bishops Path at St. Brendans.

THANK YOU TO LOCAL BUSINESSES from the Parents Council
We are extremely grateful for the generous support of our local businesses that allowed us to make six amazing hampers for our raffle, each worth €325. Please support them all by shopping and eating locally. Thank you.
Adams Jewellers
Aghadoe Heights Hotel
Aileen O’Reilly, Gateway Suites
Army Surplus Warehouse
Blooms Florist
Boru Barbers
Brian James Menswear
Caseys
Curious Cat Cafe
Dalys Supervalu
D.O’Neill & Son
The Dungeon
Eason Killarney
Eddie Rocket’s
Fone Fix & PC Killarney
Four Star Pizza
Golden Nugget Bar & Restaurant
Great Southern Hotel
Hegarty’s Shop, Muckross Road
International Hotel
Julie’s Barbershop
Kennellys Pharmacy & Opticians
Kerry GAA Store
Kevin Cotter Food & Catering
Killarney Brewing & Distilling Co.
Lir Cafe
Lynes of Killarney
Mr McGuire’s Olde Sweetshop
Milleen Agricultural Machinery, Don & Geraldine Fleming, Kilcummin
Mug & Bean
O’Brien’s Sandwich Bar
O’Donoghue Ring Hotels
O’Sullivan Cycles
Petit Delice
Ri Ra
Sceal Eile Coffee House & Restaurant
Scott’s Hotel
Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty
Sheahan’s Centra, Muckross Road
Shire Bar & Cafe
Steve’s Barbershop
Tesco
The Willow Circle, Irene Nash
Variety Sounds Music Store
VIP Barber Shop
Walsh Brothers
Wild Cafe
Zita D’s Hair Boutique, Denise Casey
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THANK YOU TO LOCAL BUSINESSES from the Parents Council
We are extremely grateful for the generous support of our local businesses that allowed us to make six amazing hampers for our raffle, each worth €325.  Please support them all by shopping and eating locally.  Thank you.
Adams Jewellers
Aghadoe Heights Hotel
Aileen OReilly, Gateway Suites
Army Surplus Warehouse
Blooms Florist
Boru Barbers
Brian James Menswear
Caseys
Curious Cat Cafe
Dalys Supervalu
D.ONeill & Son
The Dungeon
Eason Killarney
Eddie Rockets 
Fone Fix & PC Killarney
Four Star Pizza
Golden Nugget Bar & Restaurant
Great Southern Hotel
Hegartys Shop, Muckross Road
International Hotel
Julies Barbershop
Kennellys Pharmacy & Opticians
Kerry GAA Store
Kevin Cotter Food & Catering
Killarney Brewing & Distilling Co.
Lir Cafe
Lynes of Killarney
Mr McGuires Olde Sweetshop
Milleen Agricultural Machinery, Don & Geraldine Fleming, Kilcummin
Mug & Bean
OBriens Sandwich Bar
ODonoghue Ring Hotels
OSullivan Cycles
Petit Delice
Ri Ra
Sceal Eile Coffee House & Restaurant
Scotts Hotel
Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty
Sheahans Centra, Muckross Road
Shire Bar & Cafe
Steves Barbershop
Tesco
The Willow Circle, Irene Nash
Variety Sounds Music Store
VIP Barber Shop
Walsh Brothers
Wild Cafe
Zita Ds Hair Boutique, Denise Casey

Hamper Raffle
The Parents’ Association will be running a Christmas Raffle to fundraise for student resources in the Sem. We have six hampers to raffle, so one student from each of the school years is guaranteed to win. We are so grateful to our local businesses who have been extremely generous and, as a result, each hamper is worth an incredible €325! Contents include Sem beanie hat, selection boxes, tins of chocolate, and many, many vouchers from local shops, cafes, restaurants, barbers, etc.

Tickets will cost €5 each, or students can buy 3 tickets for €10. They will be on sale in school from Tuesday 13th Dec to Monday 19th Dec.

The money raised will be used for initiatives such as:
targeted mental health supports
health promotion through programmes like Relationships & Sexuality Education
extracurricular programmes in the school
motivational guest speakers in line with school wellbeing activities.
Your support in buying tickets would be very much appreciated.
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Hamper Raffle
The Parents Association will be running a Christmas Raffle to fundraise for student resources in the Sem.  We have six hampers to raffle, so one student from each of the school years is guaranteed to win.  We are so grateful to our local businesses who have been extremely generous and, as a result, each hamper is worth an incredible €325!  Contents include Sem beanie hat, selection boxes, tins of chocolate, and many, many vouchers from local shops, cafes, restaurants, barbers, etc.
 
Tickets will cost €5 each, or students can buy 3 tickets for €10.  They will be on sale in school from Tuesday 13th Dec to Monday 19th Dec.  
 
The money raised will be used for initiatives such as:    
targeted mental health supports
health promotion through programmes like Relationships & Sexuality Education
extracurricular programmes in the school
motivational guest speakers in line with school wellbeing activities.
Your support in buying tickets would be very much appreciated.

"Talk About" on Radio Kerry last Friday
This is a clip of students from LCVP Year 1 students – TJ O Sullivan, Ryan McCarthy and Stephen Walsh, on "Talk About" on Radio Kerry last Friday promoting the fundraiser with Cathal Walsh
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Talk About on Radio Kerry last Friday
This is a clip of students from LCVP Year 1 students - TJ O Sullivan, Ryan McCarthy and Stephen Walsh, on Talk About on Radio Kerry last Friday promoting the fundraiser with Cathal Walsh
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