Reunion Report – Class of 1990

April 17th was a lovely sunny day in beautiful Limerick. The prefect weather for a game off football, a BBQ and a meeting of old friends of 20 years past. Our day started at 3pm with a 5-a-side game of soccer in the Comp. Ten merry men clearly in denial of the aging process togged out with bald spots and …

CPPU AGM – Scheduled for 15 September at 8:00pm

The Crescent Past Pupils Union A.G.M. has been re-scheduled to Wednesday 15th September 2010 at 8:00pm in Crescent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle. The Agenda and further details will be posted on this website nearer the date. All are welcome.

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In memory of P.J. Brennan

It was with deep regret that the Crescent community learned of the death of our grounds man of almost forty years, Mr. P.J. Brennan. P.J. transformed the grounds of Crescent from a building site in the 1970s to one of the most impressive school grounds in the country today.

Andrew McNamara wins Irish Grand National

Past pupil Andrew McNamara won the Irish Grand National on Easter Monday, riding the 25/1 mare Bluesea Cracker. The Irish Grand National, first run in 1870, is one of the most prestigious prizes that can be won in National Hunt racing, having been won in the past by racing legends such as Arkle, Flyingbolt and Desert Orchid.

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Celebration Dinner a huge success

Crescent Past Pupils Union held a celebration dinner in the college on Saturday 6th March, 2010. It was an evening of celebration and thanksgiving for the sesquicentenary year has now finished. The evening included the launch of the Union website (www.crescentpast.com), an address by Fr. Todd Morrissey and the induction of the late Denis Leonard into the Roll of Honour …

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Crescent Alumni

This article was originally written by Denis Leonard to appear in ‘The Crescent’ (edited by Anthony White), an anthology put together to celebrate 150 years of Jesuit education in Limerick. We are reproducing it here by kind permission of Messenger Publications. As Denis Leonard states in his article, Crescent alumni have made “an exceptional contribution to society in social, professional, religious, commercial, sporting …

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New Crescent Book celebrating 150 years launched

This book is a celebration of one hundred and fifty years of Jesuit education in Limerick city. It is a collection of snapshots and portraits, memoirs and reflections of Crescent College past and present. All of the contributors are either past pupils, or current or past teachers of the school. One of the ideas of Jesuit eduction is to help …

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Crescent in Print

Crescent past pupils and teachers are prolific writers and have published in a wide range of fields. The book collection was started in 2006 in order to create a permanent record of these achievements. The book collection is housed in the school library in Dooradoyle. If you have published a book and would like it to be included in the …