On The Banks Of The Liffey Vol 1 A History of Dominican College, Newbridge


‘On the Banks of the Liffey: A history of Dominican College Newbridge’ by Newbridge Historian Raphael Ryan

Volume 1 is a general history of the College from the arrival of the first Dominican, Fr Hugh Reynolds, in 1756 up to 2020.

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Part one of a two volume history of the Dominican College Newbridge.

Volume One is a general history of the College from the arrival of the first Dominican, Fr. Hugh Reynolds in 1756 up to 2020.

Volume Two is a history of all the ancillary activities of Newbridge College, 1852 to 2020: Past Pupils; Ancillary Staff; Operas and Musicals; Rugby and other sports; Past Pupils who represented their country; Fr. Flanagan’s works of art; Old photographs of the College and College Annual articles.

My random memories include…free classes..being allowed to study on the banks of the Liffey on very sunny days…the bicycle shed high jinks!..and feeling very important when graduating from Junior to Senior House. (Eamonn Nolan)

I know I had five years of laughs, fun and making great friends. (Harry Collins) Visits home were rare: no TV or mobile phones, just newspapers in the recently built Senior House and the occasional film in the theatre. (John Dardis)

I wonder do the class corridors retain an echo of the rushing feet of our affectionately nicknamed teachers; Dux, Charlie, Coot, Sniff etc. (Justin Brady)

“Clé, deis, clé, deis”. The sound of hob-nailed boots rings out across the “square” in front of the church on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings as the latest recruits to “D” Coy, 20th Infantry Battalion are put through their paces.

(Barry Quinn)

The sounds. The sharp silence at the closing of classroom doors, the echoed mumblings down empty corridors and the click clack of rugby boots across the quad. (Martin Jordan)

On reflection, I realise now just how symbolic and significant the appointment of a female non-border captaincy was and the foresight of the school management and students at the time. (Tara Flanagan)

I also fondly remember the lazy chats on “the banks” at lunchtime and between classes and the roar of the river at night-time, in the study hall. (Margaret Murphy)

And most of all, my favourite part of the Newbridge College journey, the friends that we made are well and truly friends for life. (Gary Quinn)

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