Christian Brothers College, Monkstown Park (or C.B.C. Monkstown Park) is a private fee-paying Catholic school and Independent Junior school, founded in 1856 in Monkstown, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland. The college arrived at Monkstown Park in 1950 from Eblana Avenue in Dún Laoghaire via a short stint on Tivoli Road. As of September 2018, it will be in its 69th academic year of existence at Monkstown Park, the 162nd overall. The school motto is Certa Bonum Certamen or "fight the good fight" and the school colours are red, black and yellow.

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  • Christian Brothers College, Monkstown Park (or C.B.C. Monkstown Park) is a private fee-paying Catholic school and Independent Junior school, founded in 1856 in Monkstown, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland. The college arrived at Monkstown Park in 1950 from Eblana Avenue in Dún Laoghaire via a short stint on Tivoli Road. As of September 2018, it will be in its 69th academic year of existence at Monkstown Park, the 162nd overall. The intended mission of the college's former patron, the Congregation of the Christian Brothers established in 1902 by Edmund Ignatius Rice, was the education of poor boys in Ireland by providing them with basic levels of literacy. This was the broad aim of the school when it opened its doors in 1856 at Eblana Avenue in what was then known as Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire), a port town south of Dublin City. As the years went by, the aims of the Christian Brothers got broader and so did those of the Dún Laoghaire school. By the 1920s, the school was preparing boys for the state examinations and sending increasing number of students to third level. The growth in population in Dún Laoghaire, with an increasing Catholic middle class demographic, led to an increase in the demand for the school. To that end, a decision was made to procure Monkstown Park in 1949 and to move the entire secondary department to this location. The school then in effect split, with the secondary department (now known as C.B.C. Monkstown) moving location while the primary school (known as C.B.S. Eblana Avenue) remained at the original site. A private junior school was then opened at the Monkstown College with Eblana Avenue taking secondary students again from 1954. The ethos of the majority of Christian Brothers schools in Ireland in the early 20th century was a strongly nationalist and Gaelic one. Those schools were known as "C.B.S." and played the Irish field sports of the GAA. However the Monkstown school in line with their sister establishment, Christians (CBC Cork), was known as "C.B.C." with the more Anglosphereic sport of rugby union played as the main team game. Continuing with that differentiation, both schools would be the only 2 of the 96 Christian Brothers schools to abstain from the Free Education Act 1967, which for the first time provided free second level education for Irish pupils. Both remain in the fee paying sector as of 2017. The school motto is Certa Bonum Certamen or "fight the good fight" and the school colours are red, black and yellow. (en)
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  • Christian Brothers College, Monkstown Park (or C.B.C. Monkstown Park) is a private fee-paying Catholic school and Independent Junior school, founded in 1856 in Monkstown, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland. The college arrived at Monkstown Park in 1950 from Eblana Avenue in Dún Laoghaire via a short stint on Tivoli Road. As of September 2018, it will be in its 69th academic year of existence at Monkstown Park, the 162nd overall. The school motto is Certa Bonum Certamen or "fight the good fight" and the school colours are red, black and yellow. (en)
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