!Important Dates

Easter Tests for 1st, 2nd & 5th Years

Monday 24th Mar-Friday 28th Mar


Easter Holidays

Monday 14th Apr-Friday 25th Apr

School re-opens Monday 28th Apr


May Bank Holiday (School Closed)

Monday 5th May 2014


 Summer tests for 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th years

Monday 26-Friday 30th May 2014



State Exams Commence

Wednesday 4th June 2014


   Students from St. Brigid's College, Callan in The National Poetry Aloud Competition (Regional Final) in St. Kieran's College, Kilkenny.

Poetry Aloud Competition

L to R:  Brid O'Sullivan, adjudicator, Kathleen Moran, adjudicator, Laura Foley, First Year, winner in the Junior Section, Holly Buckley, Fifth Year, winner in the Senior section, Maeve Moran, Second year, winner in the Junior section, Grace Wells, adjudicator.  The students will take part in the All-Ireland semi-finals of Poetry Aloud in The National Library of Ireland, Dublin in November.



The Open Evening which took place on the 1st of October last was a great success, thanks to everyone involved. A reminder to Parents of prospective new students  to return their enrolment forms to the office in St. Brigid’s.

 If anyone couldn’t make it on the night please do not hesitate to contact the office on 056 7725189 to arrange a meeting.








Verginiya Hristova

Congratulations to Verginiya Hristova who received 7A1s and 1A2 in applied Maths all higher level, an excellent result for Verginiya which reflects really well on her ability and application to her work and of the work of the teachers at St. Brigids. 



Amy DugganAlso congratulations to Amy Duggan who received 4 A1s higher level,
1 A2 in higher level, 2 B1s in higher level and 1 A1 in ordinary level.
Massive congratulations.







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December 2013


I hope these pages bring a smile to your face. I hope that when you read this Newsletter you are energised and it puts you in touch with the vitality and energy that is so positive here in St. Brigid’s.

The stories and the pictures included in this newsletter tell their own story very effectively and I trust that you will all take the time to read and discuss the many activities that make St. Brigid’s such a vibrant place. The skills, talents, competences, resilience, perseverance and commitment of our students and teachers will leave you in awe.

It is important that, during these challenging times, schools have a positive attitude and be of a positive disposition. The wonderful sense of community in St. Brigid’s is an antidote to the cynicism of consumerism in a society that is increasingly soulless and anonymous. It is timely to remind ourselves of what Nelson Mandela said in regard to facing the obstacles of life and of the need to keep going and be strong in the face of adversity “after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. We are too quick to give up and refuse to get up from our failures. If we don’t fight to get up, we are giving up on something bigger – life. The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”.

We are a country facing formidable challenges; one of the worst features of our current crisis is that rather than bringing a sense of unity in facing these challenges there is a sense of fragmentation. Christmas provides a reminder of what should be truly valuable in life that is family and community. A new-born generates excitement and anticipation, dispels darkness and dissatisfaction replacing it with love, joy and peace. Let us choose to share love, joy and peace this Christmas and next year.

We can clearly see the achievements of our students and the learning opportunities they have been given. Our students and teachers continue to show great effort and commitment in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. There has been great team spirit and fine efforts made by our debating teams, charity efforts, camogie teams and football teams throughout the last few months.

This Christmas also sees the retirement of Deputy Principal, Carmel Broderick. Carmel was and is a great teacher and a great Deputy Principal and most important of all a great person. She was a role model for all our school community. In her daily interactions with all, she was always conscious of the virtues of respect, tolerance and forgiveness. She holds the highest professional standards and is a woman of great integrity. We wish Carmel every health and happiness on her retirement.

I thank our Parents’ Council, who have been a great support. Through their meetings they have provided an excellent platform for discussing important school issues and their fundraising activities have made a very significant contribution in the context of school finances.

I thank my colleagues in teaching, administration, care-taking and maintenance for their ongoing efforts and wish you peace and joy at Christmas and throughout 2014.

Finally, on behalf of St. Brigid’s College Community I extend to you my warmest greetings for Christmas and 2014 and I hope for all of us it will be a happy, joy-filled and fruitful year.

Ba mhaith liom mo bhuíochas agus mo chomhghairdeas a chur in iúl do phobal na scoíle í gcoítinne ach go mór mór do na múinteoirí a d’oibrigh chomh díograiseach sin.

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise diobh

Pat Power.

Meet Our Students

Students are encouraged to take on leadership roles within the school. A students Council consisting of 14 students works closely with the Principal and Deputy Principal


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Our School Facilities

At St.Brigid's College we try to offer a wide variety of facilities to all of our pupils. We believe that diversity is the key to helping the mind grow

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Meet Our Staff

Meet the Staff of St Brigid's College

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Parent's Council

Our school is very fortunate to have a very active Parents' Council. The council aims to strengthen parents' sense of being part of the school community

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School Calendar


Upcoming Events


14.04.2014 - 25.04.2014Easter Holidays


28.04.2014School re-opens


26.05.2014 - 30.05.2014Summer tests for 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Years


30.05.2014Closes for summer holidays


04.06.2014State Exams Commence

Online payments


School Diary

Mon. 7th April, 2014

Leaving Cert. French Oral exams.
Junior Cert. Music Practical exam.

Wed. 9th April

Leaving Cert. Music Practical exam.
First Year History trip to Ferrycarrig national park and Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown.
Homework/Study club, 4.15 – 5.15 for Junior students, Rm. 1.

Thurs. 10th April, 2014

Sixth Years to U.C.C. Open Day.
Reading club in pre-fab 7, 1.25 – 1.50.
Staff meeting, 4.00 – 6.00pm.

Fri. 11th April, 2014

Fifth year activities for Claddagh with First Years. Details and times later.
School closes for the Easter holidays.


St Brigids Video

Student Stories

Teacher's Stories

Leading Key Skills - by NCCA

Critical Friend


Key Skills Report

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