It is with the deepest regret that we wish to inform you all of the death of our Leaving Cert Student, Brian Houlihan of Church Cross. Brian passed away on Monday. A book of condolences is available in the school for staff and students who wish to sign it. Ar dheis Dè go raibh a anam. 



A thought for those who have been bereaved.



Prayer for Courage

Lord, help me to be brave

Strengthen me to rise above my pain

As nature around me

Becomes, after a shower of rain

Bright, green, fresh and beautiful again.


After the parting of my loved one

I encounter a gamut of emotions

As they toss me around

Help me believe

That living in the shadow of the Cross

I face the light of the Resurrection

You, Lord, will help me to cope each day with my loss.


Lord, each day you make me braver,

As, with the suddenness of my loved one’s death

Life brings such unknown things.

Help me keep him close and you in sight

Trusting that out of the darkness of my night

Each new Dawn – will give me light.

Anne Rogers