Welcome to St Joseph's CBS Nenagh

This school was founded by the Christian Brothers in John's Lane in 1862. A beautiful new building at Summerhill was opened in 1970. Our school has grown steadily and now caters for over 500 boys. We promote Christian values and excellence in all areas of personal development and academic achievement. We are very proud of the excellent results being achieved each year by our pupils in the State exams. A very comprehensive curriculum is provided by a highly qualified, dedicated, enthusiastic and caring teaching staff. The school is managed by a Board of Management.

Click here for 2014/2015 School Calendar 



Some footage of Nenagh CBS v Blackwater in the u15 Munster Final 2015.
And a look back to the 
All Ireland colleges Final 2012


Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015

Bhí seachtain na Gaeilge rathúil i rith na scoile.Rinne daltaí agus muinteoirí an iarracht an Ghaeilge a labhairt timpeall na háite, go mór mhór ag doras sheomra na muinteoirí! Bhí bord na Gaeilge i mbialann na scoile agus bhi an bia-chlár scríofa i nGaeilge fresin.Bhí tráth na gceist sna ranganna, cic fada, poc fada agus ceol traidisiúnta ag am lóin. 

A positive effort was made by Students and teachers to speak the 'cúpla focal' throughout the school day during Seachtain na Gaeilge this year.A variety of activities occupied students including table quizzes, poc fada, cic fada and siamsaíocht agus spraoi. Trad ceoil echoed throughout the foyer at lunchtime thanks to all our musicians.
Special thanks to Irish dancer and teacher, Mr. Michael O' Meara who entertained students and staff at lunchtime with his expertise in dancing.
With the wearing of 'the green' on our 'Lá Glas' , the Students Council collected funds for a donation from the school for North Tipperary Hospice. Prizes were awarded to students who made a significant effort to speak Irish and who contributed to a successful Seachtain na Gaeilge.Mile buíochas le gach duine a ghlac páirt sa tseachtain.
TY Young Social Innovators 2014-2015:
Students of TY attended the recent YSI ' Speak Outs' in the Lime Tree Theatre, in Mary I College, Limerick.The three groups presented impressive stage performances on  issues of concern on which they based their projects.
The themes of the projects were 'Body Image', 'MelanomAWARE' and 'The Truth about Youth'.The TY Students look forward to the next stage of the YSI Project experience when they will attend the National Conference in City West on Wednesday May 6th.

CBS Fun Run / Walk

Join in the Fun Run / Walk starting from the CBS track on 29th March at 11am.


In School This Week

A reminder that the transition year parent teacher meetings are on Thursday evening from 4.15 pm. See calendar link above for mid-term dates and other meeting.




Catholic School’s week 2015

During Catholic School’s week, a student shared a prayer or reflection over the intercom each morning throughout the week. Our thanks to the students and teachers involved in the preparation for this.

A new initiative for Catholic Schools week this year was the ‘Sacred Space’ at lunch time on bothWednesday and Thursday. Ms Kearney, Ms Hoctor and a number of musicians among the students led this activity where they shared their reflections, prayers and music. This ‘time-out’ slot proved to be very popular among the students and thanks to all who were involved.

Each First year class had their own class mass this week and our thanks to the various priests who facilitated the classes in their liturgies.

In recognition of the feast day of St. Blaise on Feb 3rd, students and teachers were invited to have their throats blessed. Our appreciation goes to Fr Des Hillary, Fr Gerard Jones and Liz Callery who facilitated the blessing.



Well done to our Basketball team who competed in the All Ireland Quarter Finals played in Nenagh College on the 1st of Feburary. 



On the 8th of Janurary, our science teachers are taking 3rd year and 5th year students to the RDS to experience the BT Yound Scientist Exhibition. 



Well done to the students who collected for the Shoe Box Appeal. Here a number of Second Year students from St. Joseph's CBS Nenagh are pictured presenting shoe boxes to Marie O' Brien, Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box Appeal.

shoebox appeal


An inter-schools Senior Science competition was held recently to determine the top three teams from the region who will go forward to enter an All-Ireland Senior Science Competition.
Second Place ISTA Quiz
This photograph shows a member of the Irish Science Teachers' Association (ISTA) congratulating Brian Slattery, Evan Bergin and Liam Gillespie who came second after a tie break round for 1st place in the Regional Final of the ISTA Senior Science Quiz on Thursday 13/11/14 in Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT).
Congratulations also to James McGrath, Mohamed Taha and Derry O'Hara (below) who came third in the Regional Final of the ISTA senior science quiz on Thursday 13/11/14 in LIT.

Third Place ISTA Quiz 2014

Both teams represented the region in Trinity College Dublin in the National Final on Nov 22nd and did the school proud.




Féile na Samhna le Conradh na Gaeilge 11ú Samhain 2014

Comhghairdeas leis na daltaí ón dara bliain a tháinig sa chéad áit i dtráth na gceist a bhí eagraithe ag Conradh na Gaeilge i rith na seachtaine.

Congratulations to the second year team who came first in the Féile na Samhna

Table quiz which had 28 teams participating.

Well Done to the winners : Joseph Keyes, Fionnán Minogue, Christopher O’ Meara

and Calvin O’ Brien. Congratulations to their teacher Mr. McCormack.

Our thanks to the three other teams from Nenagh CBS who put in impressive performances also. Joint second place went to Borrisokane Community College and the Ursulines, Thurles.



Parent Teacher Meeting in on Tuesday Evening from 4.15pm to 6.45pm.

Over the next week, St Josephs are pleased to host the 5th and 6th class boys from the CBS primary school, in a series of workshops to investigate activities such as the following: A home made fire extinguisher; How many colours in a smartie; Can you make a cloud; Create a giant eyeball; How strong is an egg; Making fruit powered light bulbs; What is the hottest colour?

Second years will be visiting a talk on viruses and transmission in the Nenagh Arts Centre and Third years will be holding a science competition on Thursday.



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Nenagh CBS Basketball

St Joseph’s CBS had two fantastic wins on the 14th October, during the first tournament of the year. The U19 team beat off tough competition from Gaelcoliaste Luimnigh and Abbey CBS Tipperary. These wins were well-deserved as this team has been in training since August meeting twice a week to train. Training takes place each week at Nenagh College, under the guidance of Coach Claire Freeman and Coach Patsy Farrell.

Final Results

Nenagh CBS:50             GaelCholaiste Luimnigh: 35

Nenagh CBS:44             Abbey CBS Nenagh: 14


basketball oct 2014



Jersey Day for North Tipperary Hospice

 Nenagh CBS held a Tipperary Jersey Day on Friday last in the school with proceeds raised going to the North Tipperary Hospice. The photograph shows Liam Gillespie and Barry Hogan, on behalf of the Students' Council at Nenagh CBS, presenting a cheque to Lelia Kelly, North Tipperary Hospice. Also present in the photo are Ms. O' Donnell, Deputy Principal and a number of Senior and Junior students of the school sporting Tipperary jerseys.

jersey day 2014

Welcome to our first year students

seen here enjoying Jersey Day in the company of their 6th year 'buddies'.

2014 1styears and buddies





Contact Information

Principal:   Mr. Tony Slattery 
Vice Principal:   Ms Karen O Donnel
Phone:   (067) 34789         
Fax:   (067) 34967
Email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address:   Summerhill, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland 

Science Week 2014

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