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Coláiste Chríost Rí – A Presentation Brothers Schools Trust (PBST) school

Coláiste Chríost Rí is an evolving Christian community committed to the ministry of Catholic Education. We cherish highly an ethos based on Gospel values. We pursue especially academic and sporting excellence within a unique Gaelic culture and tradition. We seek to promote full participation in all aspects of school life, bringing about the balanced development of each person. Our vision is Christian and Gaelic.

On our school crest, these aspirations are encapsulated in the motto, "Adveniat Regnum Tuum". Go dtaga do Ríocht is an acknowledgement of the need for God's grace and power to be experienced as a strength in our personal lives and in our shared lives with others. The challenge for our culturing and Christening community is to respect the personal dignity of all, to value equally every person and to give pupils, parents and teachers a sense of belonging.

Central to this challenge, is our belief that in all aspects of education excellence is the basic ingredient in the ethos of Coláiste Chríost Rí. Our Curriculum tries to maintain a creative balance between preparation for the workplace and the development of the person. We acknowledge the decisive role of parents as partners with management and teachers in this educational endeavour.

How to apply

If you'd like to request an application pack for our school please contact the office by phone or email


  • 02Oct 2017
    Coláiste Chríost Rí Harty Cup Winners 1968


    We have a quite remarkable film to share here.

    This is a video of our Harty Cup win in 1968 and we hope it will bring back great memories for everyone involved.

    It was great occasion for the school and real history in the making. 

    The game was played in Buttevant against Limerick CBS who were going for 5-in-a-row. (a remarkable record itself) 

    The Harty Cup Final finished Coláiste Chríost Rí 5-9 , Limerick CBS 5-4.

    In fact that year Chríost Rí won both hurling (Harty Cup) and football (Corn Uí Mhuirí ) Munster titles.

    The teams went on to reach both All-Ireland Colleges Finals, winning the Hogan Cup in Football, beating Belcamp OMI in Croke Park with a scoreline of 3-11 to 1-10.

    We lost the All-Ireland Colleges Hurling Final , the Dr Croke Cup,  to St Peters College , Wexford following a replay by 5-10 to 4-5

    So, all in all , a truly memorable year, the fiftieth anniversary of which, we celebrate in 2018

    See if you can spot the Chríost Rí goalkeeper - one Jimmy Cremin , who went on to teach in the school for up to forty years and who continues to serve our students at every opportunity.

    A great day in Buttevant and great memories of almost fifty years ago!!

    Kevin Foley

  • 30Sep 2017
    Chríost Rí at the Ploughing Championships 2017


    We have established a tradition in the school in the past few years.... to travel to the National Ploughing Championships. 

    The first group went in 2015 and again this year some of the Transition Year students went along. 

    They even met a few famous faces on the day as the video proves.

    Another great occasion. Well done to all!!

    Kevin Foley

  • 30Sep 2017
    Information Evening

    One of the highlights of our year is the Information Evening. We held a hugely successful Open Night on September 13th last and we were delighted to welcome so many parents, guardians and young students to the school.

    A great occasion  was enjoyed by all!!

    Kevin Foley



  • 30Sep 2017
    Tour of Coláiste Chríost Rí

    Coláiste Chríost Rí's facilities are second to none. We constantly seek to improve our facilities for the benefit of our students. We have planned a state of the art canteen area for 2018. 

    Currently, we have three Science labs, a lecture theatre, a drama theatre, not to memtion our legendary school bus. We have a Design and Computer Graphics room with the very latest computer technology. We also have  dedicated rooms for every subject as well as an Agricultural area that includes a huge Polytunnell and a poultry area. We have a small farm at the back of the school!

    In terms of extra - curricular activities, we have two large playing fields and a track area. Our sporting tradition of Athletics , Gaelic Football, Hurling and Basketball is fully supported by one of the largest halls in Munster. 

    So, please take a few minutes to hava a look at this video. It proves that our goal is to help achieve the potential of each student.

    Kevin Foley



  • 16Sep 2017
    Application Process Information

    Following the Information Evening of Wednesday, 13th of September last, the following are the key dates of the Coláiste Chríost Rí Application Process for 2018.
    Application Deadline           Wednesday   20th September, 2017
    Offer of Places                     Friday 6th October, 2017
    Acceptance Deadline           Friday 13th October , 2017
    Assessments                        Saturday 27th  January, 2018
    Should you have any queries please feel free to contact Kevin Foley at c.ofoghlu@ccrcork.com or at 086-2760979

    Kevin Foley

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