Boarding School Residence

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Shanahan Hall provides boarding facilities for 120 boys between the ages of 12 and 19. Recently modernised dormitories provide facilities which house single and double bedrooms. Boarders can also avail of an in-house cinema and weights room. Regulated internet access is also available.


1st & 2nd Year: Boys share dorms of 4 beds in single units.

3rd Year: Boys share twin and triple rooms.

4th & 5th Year: Boys share twin rooms or single rooms

6th Year: Each boy has a single room

Shanahan Hall provides separate toilets and shower rooms for each age group. Students can enjoy a range of facilities for the use of boarders exclusively. As we recognise the importance of boarders (whether Irish or international) keeping in touch with home, regulated internet access is available in all rooms. Firewalls and other measures are in place to regulate activity.

An on-site laundry service, charged to the reserve fee, is also available for boarders and there are opportunities at the weekend to purchase essentials in local towns.

Trips and excursions are organised regularly throughout the year to entertain our boarders and to give them an opportunity to see some local and national history and culture. Sample excursions include Cahir Castle, Mitchelstown caves, Kilkenny Castle as well as paint-balling, karting, ice-skating and bowling.

Approximately every three weeks the Residence closes for a Boarders’ Weekend. Irish residents return home for this weekend and out overseas students are accommodated by Host Families

Home away from home:

The School Day

  • 7:30am Rise & Shower
  • 8am Breakfast
  • 8:40am: Assembly for all pupils in designated Studies
  • 8:50am: Classes start (3 periods x 40 minutes)
  • 10:50am: Morning Break
  • 11am: Classes continues (3 periods x 40 minutes)
  • 1pm: Lunch served to all pupils
  • 1:45pm: Classes continue (3 periods x 40 minutes)
  • 3:45pm: Classes end
  • 4:00pm: Extra-curricular programme for all pupils
  • 5pm: Tea served
  • 5:45pm: Supervised Evening Study
  • 8:15pm: Evening Study finishes, day boarders leave for home.
  • *Wednesday class finishes at 1pm