Ardscoil Rís is an all boys secondary school located in the heart of Limerick. The 1st of September 1963 saw the Christian Brothers open the doors of Ardscoil Rís on Limerick’s North Circular Road to welcome 52 students. Since then it has seen many changes over the years and in 2005 it has over 700 pupils and a teaching staff of 50.
As a second level school we encourage all students to become involved in a variety of activities outside of the curriculum. Life skills are reinforced through participation in such activities as Music, Debating, Sports, Quizzes, Work Experience Programmes, Enterprise, Foreign Exchange, Drama, Concerts, Charitable Fund-raising and Gaisce.
While the pursuit of excellence is encouraged, the dominant emphasis is on wide participation and genuine enjoyment. Our school has a long sporting tradition with notable achievement in activities as diverse as hurling, rugby, football, soccer, basketball, rowing, golf, tennis, show jumping, chess and athletics.
The principal is Ms. Bríd de Brún, while the Deputy Principal is Ms. Nodlaig O’Grady. The school enjoys a wide reputation for academic and sporting excellence. Ardscoil’s esteemed past pupils include Pat Cox, a noted debater, academic, television journalist-presenter and politician. He is now an M.E.P. for Munster and the first Irishman to become President of the European Parliament. Other past pupils of the school include the Irish and British Lions rugby player Paul O’Connell and Olympic medalist Sam Lynch.