- 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
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 Justiceand current Chief Justice; Former Attorney General John RogersSC; Mr. Justice Matthew P. Smith, Circuit CourtJudge and current Chairman of Standards in Public Office Commission; Denis Vaughan Buckley SC; Dr. Maurice Manning, Former Fine GaelSenator 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 Gaeltrustee and Member of Irish Council of State; Michael Ahern, former Junior Minister for Industry and Commerce; Gerard DanaherSC; Andrew Boylan, former Fine GaelTD for Cavan-Monaghan; Thomas Walsh, former Fianna FailTD for Carlow-Kilkenny; Seamus Davin, General Secretary of Fianna Fail, 1933-1945; Sean Breathnach, former District CourtJustice; Hedley McCay, former District CourtJustice; Gregory Murphy SC; Michael Feehan SC; Brody Sweeney, CEO of O'Briens Irish Sandwich Barsand Fine GaelCandidate in 2007 Election; Harry Crosbie, Owner of Point Depot; Sean McCarthy, former Minister for State for Finance and Technology; Desmond Zaidan, current District CourtJustice; Ruairi Brugha, Fianna FailTD, 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 Valerataught 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 Fulcherand Jack Clarke. It has won the Munster Schools Senior Cup23 times and the Munster Schools Junior Cup19 times.
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