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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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Belvedere hold out against Clongowes

In a dramatic finish, Belvedere snatched victory over Clongowes in the semi-final of the Leinster Schools Senior Cup on February 24 in Donnybrook. Clongowes were ahead, 7-5, in the dying minutes when Belvedere winger, John Conroy, dodged a number of tackles to make a touchdown. Clongowes made a frantic rally in injury time, getting a number of penalties only to ...

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Asking for trouble!

Andrew Bates, a former Belvedere student, is taking a 1990 Toyota Starlet across 10,000 miles of every kind of terrain, as he and his team make their way to Mongolia. They hope to raise €5,000 for a number of charities. In December of 1995 I found myself hanging out the open door of a crowded train as it made its ...

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So long, farewell, auf wiedersehn, goodbye

Conall Fitzgerald, outgoing School Captain in Belvedere, looks back on his six “unforgettable years” of secondary school, his veritable “home from home”. Reverend Fathers, Headmaster, Esteemed Members of the teaching staff, ladies and gentlemen, fellow students of Rhetoric 2006: We have come to the end of our time as students of Belvedere. It is time for us to move on. ...

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Belvedere honours Jesuits with hand-written book

Belvedere has presented the Irish Province with an extraordinary book – a record of all Jesuits who have served in the school since its foundation in 1832. The book was crafted with the finest materials and the records were written up in beautiful calligraphy. Jesuit Provincial Fr. John Dardis was presented with a hand-written manuscript by the Board of Management ...

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“Just a lad of eighteen summers”

November 1, 2005 "Just a lad of eighteen summers" Kevin Barry exhibition in Belvedere by Oliver Murphy Last Tuesday, November 1, was the 85th anniversary of the execution of Kevin Barry. Belvedere College marked the day by opening an exhibition to the public from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm. The exhibition reveals much about Kevin Barry - and raises questions about how he should be remembered. Kevin Barry’s family were from Tombeagh, Hacketstown, in Carlow, near the Wicklow border, an area steeped in the folk memories of the United Irishmen and 1798. Kevin’s aunt Kathleen had established a dairy in Fleet Street, in Dublin’s

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