50th Anniversary Book, ON SALE NOW!


As our Golden Jubilee celebrations draw to a close, we are delighted to announce the launch of our book ‘Celebrating 50 Years of St Colmcille’s B.N.S.’. This book was launched on Wednesday 21 June. There were many interesting stories told by our guest speaker on the night, Mr James Bennett. Mr Bennett joined the staff of our school in 1970, became Principal in 1980 and retired in 2015. In attendance on the night were current and past members of staff, including Mrs Josephine McCague and Mr Dan O’Reilly, both of whom were members of the teaching staff in 1966 when our school opened. Also in attendance were past pupils Declan Power and Kieran Duff who were pupils in 1966 as well as other past and present pupils,  past and current members of our Board of Management, and members of the parental body.

The book is thematic in its layout. It opens with a brief history of the school and the changes and improvements to the buildings and grounds over the past 50 years. The next section includes interviews with past pupils from each of the five decades, as well as interviews with teachers from each of the five decades. The next section details the ancillary staff, student council and other groups within our school community. Then follows a comprehensive section covering the events and activities of the past 50 Years. The final section has class photographs featuring all of our current pupils and some of their views on our school.

This 80 page publication is filled with coloured photographs and is a fascinating read for anyone who has had an association with or interest in our school during its 50 Year history.

How to order: 

There are a limited number of copies still available. These can be purchased from the school office at a cost of €12. To place an order, please phone (01) 8405132 or email colmcilles@gmail.com. Please allow €3 postage within the Republic of Ireland & NI, or €5.50 for an address anywhere in the rest of the world. All proceeds go directly to the school.

Ní neart go cur le chéile!