Before you download an application, we invite you to peruse the facilities provided to every Blackrock College Boarder during his stay. We hope that you get a true sense of the unique opportunities which each boarder has by attending Blackrock College Boarding School, and that it is clear that Blackrock College Boarding School is the premier boarding school in Ireland.
Enjoy the tour of our boarding school and if you feel we can fulfill you and your sons needs and expectations of a positive educational experience, then do not hesitate to download our application form (click here) and return to Mrs. Dolores Murphy, Registrar, Blackrock College, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 003531275200.
The Castle is designed to cater vertically to the needs of the different age groups.
There are 3 recreation rooms featuring multichannel televisions, videos and pool tables, serving junior, intermediate and senior boys.
One main study accommodates first to fifth year students, while the final year group in order to maximise their academic requirements have a purpose built facility. The studies are designed in a modern, open plan fashion. Each boy is allocated a large workstation commensurate with up to date study demands. Modern communication, study and leisure requirements are well served by 2 fully equipped computer rooms.
Sporting requirements are met by state of the art changing and showering facilities featuring personal lockers and underground heating. The Castle has unlimited access to the school weights facility, swimming pool, squash courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, and playing fields during the evenings and at weekends.
Cultural activities are provided in the school theatre which features regular shows and concerts.
The Castle is independent of the main school and is fully customised to meet the needs of the boys. Accommodation is provided in a variety of different sleeping arrangements.
First Year boys are accommodated in a modern state of the art dormitory, sleeping up to 12 boys.
All other years avail of bedrooms, sleeping either 2 or 3 occupants (the triple rooms are en suite), modern showering and toilet facilities service the other rooms.
Kitchenettes on each floor provide the boys with the facilities to prepare personal snacks.
Sodexo Catering provide meals, designed to meet the nutritional needs of growing adolescents in the refurbished dining hall.
A Nurse is on duty everyday. Dr. Frank Marmion visits on a bi-weekly basis and will attend an emergency, if required.
Infirmary: In case of minor illness boys shall stay in their rooms. Should the illness necessitate it, boys will be roomed independently. Parents will be kept informed of their son's health. The infirmary may request that parents take boys home for the duration of their confinement.
Twice a week laundry is collected and returned. This will be charged on a term basis.