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Radio has better pictures

Two students from Belvedere College, their teacher, and Oliver Murphy, historian and college museum curator were on ‘Today with Pat Kenny’ on Tuesday 11 November, the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day. Oliver Murphy was in studio while students Cillian Hanratty and Richard McDonagh and teacher Tom Doyle were on the phone from Messins, Belgium. They were part of a group of 15 ...

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TY makes a difference

Oliver Murphy (pictured) was appointed as Transition Year Co-ordinator and Year Head at Belvedere College in the summer of 2007. Now, just fourteen months into the job, he reflects on the year with some amazement. The students of Transition Year 2007-8 have performed ballroom dancing in the Helix before a crowd of 1000 spectators, cycled on a pilgrimage across the ...

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Belvedere: change and preservation

Paul Andrews SJ introduced a special meeting of the North Great George’s Street Preservation Society in Belvedere on 8 July: Good evening, North Great George’s Street Preservation Society. Preservation is about continuity with the past, and energy for the present – and I think money comes into it somewhere. Linking energy with continuity is not always easy.

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Belvedere hosts conservationists

28 years ago the then rector of Belvedere joined a group of local residents concerned with preserving what was left of Georgian glories in that corner of Dublin. On Tuesday 8th July as we go to press, they are meeting in Belvedere House to look back on a generation of hard work. Our local TD Bertie Ahern will be there, ...

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Belvedere Youth Club celebrates 90th year

Belvedere Youth Club held a special mass and a concert in April to celebrate their 90th year in operation. Their after-schools programme continues to see more than 160 children a day avail of their services which include sports, nutrition, drama, computers, arts & crafts, and homework assistance. Located in the Dublin’s inner city, they also seek to help at-risk young ...

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Belvedere Union outreach to homeless

Belvedere Social Services (BSS), set up by Belvedere Union with the assistance of Peter McVerry SJ, is now in its twelfth year. It provides sheltered accommodation and individual care to homeless men, aged between 17 and 21, helping them make the transition to independent living through the provision of after-care support. [Photo: Ivan Hammond, director; Tanya Blyth, manager; Brendan O’Leary, ...

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Students become teachers in innovative project

RTE 1’s Drivetime gave extensive coverage to a group of Belvedere students who have been teaching English to immigrants. In a seven-minute slot on 25 April, Drivetime’s Nicoleen Greer described this unique project, jointly arranged by Belvedere and the Jesuit Refugee Service. She interviewed Michael O’Neill, one of the participating student-teachers, and a couple of the immigrant students – who ...

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Belvedere’s Family Fun day

Belvedere College’s second annual Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday, May 25, in the Old Belvedere Rugby Club from 12-6pm. Aimed at all families, friends and past pupils of the College, it consists of sports, activities and games for younger children. There is a free barbeque and soft drinks. For enquiries and application form, contact Belvedere College Development ...

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Jesuit schools rugby sweep

Jesuit schools in Leinster were the winners of the three major schools rugby competitions this year. Belvedere College won the Leinster schools Senior rugby cup, Clongowes Wood College won the Leinster schools Junior rugby cup, and Gonzaga college won the Vinnie Murray Cup. The Clongowes Senior team also reached the semi-final of the Leinster senior cup and Gonzaga college Junior ...

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Belvedere win Senior Cup

In a hard-fought contest against St Mary’s College, Belvedere College’s rugby team won the Leinster Schools’ Senior Cup on Sunday 16 March. Having beaten Terenure, Roscrea and Clongowes in the lead-up to the final, Belvedere were ready for a tough, demanding game. And so it was. They won by the narrowest of margins – 11-10 – with players on both ...

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