Rockwell College


Rockwell College

Infobox Irish school
name = Rockwell College
irish_name = Coláiste Charraig an Tobair



motto = "Inter Mutanda Constantia"
"Constancy in the midst of change"
established = 1864
location = Cashel, County Tipperary,
Republic of Ireland
students = 500
keyprole = President
Principal
keypname = Fr Mead, C.S.Sp.
Mr Pat O’Sullivan
free_label = Religious affiliation
free = Roman Catholicism (Holy Ghost Fathers)
homepage = [http://www.rockwell-college.ie/ www.rockwell-college.ie]

Rockwell College, founded in 1864, is a well known private catholic secondary school near Cashel in South Tipperary, Republic of Ireland. It offers day as well as full boarding. Rockwell is run by the Holy Ghost Fathers.

Famous past pupils include: Patrick Hillery, President of Ireland 1976-1990; John Loyola Murray, former Attorney General, Judge on European Court of Justice and current Chief Justice; Former Attorney General John Rogers SC; Mr. Justice Matthew P. Smith, Circuit Court Judge and current Chairman of Standards in Public Office Commission; Denis Vaughan Buckley SC; Dr. Maurice Manning, Former Fine Gael Senator and President of the Irish Human Rights Commission; Liam O'Flaherty; Fr. Denis Fahey; Fionan Lynch, former Circuit Court Judge and Deputy Leader of Fine Gael; Sean Whelan, BL and Irish Ambssador to Turkey; Enda Marren, Fine Gael trustee and Member of Irish Council of State; Michael Ahern, former Junior Minister for Industry and Commerce; Gerard Danaher SC; Andrew Boylan, former Fine Gael TD for Cavan-Monaghan; Thomas Walsh, former Fianna Fail TD for Carlow-Kilkenny; Seamus Davin, General Secretary of Fianna Fail, 1933-1945; Sean Breathnach, former District Court Justice; Hedley McCay, former District Court Justice; Gregory Murphy SC; Michael Feehan SC; Brody Sweeney, CEO of O'Briens Irish Sandwich Bars and Fine Gael Candidate in 2007 Election; Harry Crosbie, Owner of Point Depot; Sean McCarthy, former Minister for State for Finance and Technology; Desmond Zaidan, current District Court Justice; Ruairi Brugha, Fianna Fail TD, Senator and MEP; Michael Donal McCarthy D.Sc., LL.D., former President of University College Cork, 1967-1978; Irish nominee as Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, David Keane BL and former Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Lieut. General Colm Mangan. Another past Irish President and a major figure in Irish history Eamon de Valera taught there, as did Thomas MacDonagh, poet and nationalist who was executed after the 1916 rising.

It has a proud rugby tradition, with several Provincial and International players such as Denis Leamy, Michael English, Willie Duggan, Paul McNaughton, Gabriel Fulcher and Jack Clarke. It has won the Munster Schools Senior Cup 23 times and the Munster Schools Junior Cup 19 times.

* [http://www.rockwell-college.ie Rockwell College]


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