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Belvedere students go east

Students from Belvedere College who are currently in Hong Kong were delighted to meet Fr. John Dardis SJ, the Irish Provincial, in Wah Yan, a Jesuit college. Mr. George Tam, Headmaster of Wah Yan is on Fr Dardis’s right and Ms. Marie Louise Bowe (Belvedere College) is seated on his left. Mr. Barry O’Leary (second row on Fr. Dardis’s left) ...

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Jesuit schools in Leinster rugby

All the Leinster Jesuit schools made it safely through the first round of the Leinster schools senior rugby cup. Belvedere College, Gonzaga College and Clongowes Wood College all qualified for the second stage of the competition. Belvedere, the holders, bet St Gerard’s school, Bray, 19-0. Gonzaga won 20-10 against King’s Hospital. Clongowes staged a tremendous second-half fight-back to defeat close rivals ...

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Belvedere hosts China

Back in the 1960s they used to say the optimistic Irish schools were teaching Russian and the pessimists Chinese – so Belvedere’s Fr Schrenk taught Russian. Things have changed, though, and cultural contact with China is growing apace. On Sunday 18 January the Chinese ambassador, Mr Liu Biwei, will visit Belvedere College to meet seventeen Chinese students from Wah Yan College. These ...

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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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