Girls Boarding


Girls are catered for in locally based host families, while up to 130 boys board on-site in Shanahan Hall.

Welcome to Rockwell College, where we offer residential accommodation for boys and girls on a Seven-day and Five-day basis. Girls are catered for in locally based host families, while up to 130 boys board on-site in Shanahan Hall.

Our host families welcome girls into their homes and the girls take part in the normal family life and activities.

Pupils from all corners of Ireland and from around the world choose Rockwell College for their second-level education. Our pupils come from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, U.S.A, Japan and many more. This diversity of cultures creates a unique environment for all pupils attending the College and is part of the College ethos of inclusivity.

As a boarder in Rockwell College, you will experience a well-structured environment that promotes academic and social development in the Spiritan tradition. Through the structure we offer and the guidance from staff students will develop a sense of independence and responsibility in their busy school day.

I look forward to welcoming you here.

Deirdre O'Connor - Residence Manager

Rockwell College Girl Boarders Information Handbook 2021-2022


Rockwell College is a catholic co-educational secondary school comprising of day boarding and boarding boarders. At present, girl boarders do not reside on the college campus. The College arranges accommodation for boarders with host families.

All Host Family arrangements are made by the Residence Manager. The majority of boarders who avail of Host Family accommodation come from overseas and the opportunity to stay with an Irish family can greatly enhance their educational experience in Ireland. Rockwell College aims to make this as positive an experience as possible and so implements a careful selection process for potential Host Families.


Living with a host family

Host families are allocated when all girl boarding numbers are confirmed. This may be July or August. The Residence Manager can arrange with the host family to meet and visit the home prior to your arrival to Rockwell College. For overseas students, this is not possible. The family will meet with the boarder at Rockwell College Residence on the arrival evening. The boarding family may then accompany the host family to the family home to settle the boarder in.


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