August Newsletter

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The summer is cooling down, the days are shortening, schools are going back soon and the Crescent College Past Pupils Union is entering the busy season with Golf and the Annual Dinner coming up in the next short while.

Ignatian Challenge Cup less than 2 weeks away

The Crescent College Past Pupils Union annual Ignatian Challenge Cup will be held on Friday 02 September at Limerick Golf Club.  The competition is open to both ladies and gentlemen and seeks to raise valuable funding for past pupils union initiatives which have included Crescent College Comprehensive SJ and local charities.  The event also provides an opportunity for past pupils and staff to renew old acquaintances and to make new ones.

The competition format is 4 ball singles stableford over 18 holes, with a nearest the pin and longest drive also included.  Time slots are available from 2pm to 4.30pm and can be reserved through registering at  Maximum capacity is 72 and slots are almost completely sold out.  Competition fee is €10 for members of Limerick Golf Club and €40 for non members.

The past pupils union welcomes any sponsorship and invites tee box sponsorship of €100 - €250 from interested parties.  Accreditation and company logos can be prominently displayed at our registration desk and on the tee boxes for the competition.

We are grateful to the captains, committee, and members of Limerick Golf Club for extending the use of their course and facilities to host our competition
A selection of photos from last years competition is available to view on our past pupils union website:

Crescent College Past Pupils Union Annual Dinner 2022

Crescent College Past Pupils Union will hold our Annual Dinner on 08 October 2022 at 7:30pm in the Strand Hotel Limerick.  This is the first opportunity to hold the dinner since 2019 and we are very much looking forward to the evening.
The dinner provides a wonderful social opportunity for past pupils and staff of the Sacred Heart College and Crescent College Comprehensive SJ to meet up, renew old acquaintances and to make new ones.  Tickets cost €50 and are available through our website: from Friday 19 August 2022.  Payment is made by PayPal.
As in previous years we are facilitating class groups and friends who may wish to sit together should space be available.  Request for this type of specific arrangement can be made by sending an e-mail to the following address ( with the number of seats requested, the class year and where possible the class name, and a contact number for further coordination purposes.
At our dinner this year we will induct the distinguished comedian, presenter and author Mr Dermot Whelan (Castillo - 1991) onto our roll of honour of past alumnae.  This will be a wonderful occasion and will provide an opportunity to appreciate the challenges and successes that have made Dermot Whelan what he is today.
Crescent Annual Past Pupils Dinner
SAT 8 October @ 7:30PM
Strand Hotel Limerick
Tickets now on sale
CLICK HERE To Buy Your Dinner Tickets Now

Crescent Refurbishment and new Science Lab project underway

Crescent College Comprehensive S.J. is delighted to announce that the Department of Education has approved their new building project which has begun since June. This building project will incorporate a full refurbishment of the existing school and the construction of five new state of the art Science Laboratories. The project which will be rolled out on a phased basis by the approved contractor Connack with Thompsons Architects as the Design team should be completed by December 2023. The full refurbishment will include the library, central area and all other areas of the school. This will be the first refurbishment of the school since it was established in Dooradoyle, where Crescent College Comprehensive SJ has provided Jesuit education since 1972.

Principal Diarmuid Mullins stated “that this €12.5 million project is a fantastic chance to redevelop our school campus, I would like to thank the generosity of the Jesuit order and its provincial Fr. Moloney in making a significant financial contribution to the science block project which underscores the Jesuit orders commitment to providing an environment for academic excellence in Limerick”. The Science Block will be positioned at the rear of the school connecting to the Junior Corridor with the old science labs allowing for a redevelopment of that wing to increase classrooms and a multi-purpose area for students.

Principal Mullins’s said “it is my desire to put in place the infrastructure that will allow all our students to have the best possible learning environment over the next number of years. In addition to this development, we hope through the generosity of our alumni move to a next stage of campus development which will take place after this project has been concluded. I would like to thank our Board of Management Chair Helen O'Donnell and my predecessor Karin Fleming for all their hard work in progressing this project to the construction stage. It is an exciting time for all present and past students to see the school redevelopment taking place”.

Outlining further plans, Principal Mullins noted that “after this development is complete in December 2023, the Board of Management are hoping to complete the campus development by focusing on redeveloping the Grit Pitch area and have already received commitments of financial support from alumni. There will be more information regarding this project in due course”.

In closing Principal Mullins said “we are now inviting past pupils who would like to help the school in the next phase of our development to contact myself at if they have experience or expertise that they might like to share with our school building subcommittee”.

CCC-Science Block Extension


We send our condolences to the families and friends of other Crescent Past Pupils who passed away in recent months ..
  • Mr. Maurice Desmond
  • Mr. Kevin (Kev) Beegan
  • Mrs Laura Liston
  • Mr Brian Gaynor
More details on our Obituaries page -
Forthcoming Events in 2022
This is a reminder that the Golf and Annual Dinner are back on the calendar this year, don't forget to put them in your diary.

Updates and more details on our website :

As always you can get the latest information on Facebook and on our website

If you've news to share or any past pupils achievements you'd like to share with our members please send to For information related to the death of past pupils or staff please email

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