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Visit of Fr. Sean Coughlin S.J.

Fr. Sean Coughlin S.J. (Crescent 1942 – 1951) visited the school recently. The photograph shows him in front of the foundation stone of the school (1971) which incorporated a foundation stone from an earlier Limerick Jesuit school form 1642. Sean belongs to the Hong Kong Jesuit Province, and was the Warden of Ricci Hall, a University Residence in the city, …

CPPU AGM Meeting Minutes

Date: 15th September 2010Time: 8.00 pmVenue: Library, CCC, Dooradoyle, Limerick MINUTES Welcome: Mr. Nicholas Cuddihy, Headmaster of CCC, welcomed the members of the PPU to the school for their AGM. He stressed how important the work of the PPU is to the school community and he encouraged the members in their work.

CPPU AGM Agenda now online

Crescent PPU AGM Date: 15th September 2010 Time: 8.00 pm Location: Library, CCC, Dooradoyle Agenda: 1. Report on activities to date2. Nominaton and election of committee members3. Report on Irish Federation of Jesuit Alumni/European Federation of Jesuit Alumni4. Plans for coming year5. Funding of PPA6. Any other business

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 …

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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 (, an address by Fr. Todd Morrissey and the induction of the late Denis Leonard into the Roll of Honour …

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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 …

Crescent 150 Dinner, Dublin

The 150th Anniversary of the founding of Crescent College was celebrated at a special dinner held in Dublin on Saturday Nov 7th 2009. The evening was open to past pupils and former staff and their partners, from recent past-pupils of the Dooradoyle school to more veteran pupils from O’Connell St.