RESIDENTIAL LIFE

CAMPUS AREAS

 

Comfortable Bedrooms:

 

  1. Students per Room: Sleeping areas are divided in 2 sections; each one is in a different floor and will hold up to 50 students in a spacious and comfortable single or bunk bed.
  2. Sleeping arrangements:  Rooms are distributed by the Formation Instructors and the Deans.
  3. Students’ storage space: Every student has a wide wardrobe, spacious enough to keep their clothes, as well as a shower locker designed to keep all the bath amenities. 

               

Shower Rooms:

 

  1. Shower Rooms range from 15 to 20 showers, and are located near the bedrooms of each age group.
  2. Ample space and individual cubicles provide the students with comfort while using the shower.
  3. Adult supervision is always present outside the bathrooms during shower time. Adults in pairs (never alone) enter the bathrooms for supervision checks every few minutes.

 

Spacious Dining Areas:

  1. Rectangular tables seat between 6 to 8 students

 

Games Room:

 

  1. Large Multi-Purpose Games Room for general activities, games, assemblies, contests, etc.

 

Club Area:

 

  1. The club area is a great space for developing a variety of activities. It has; 3 full-size soccer pitches, three multipurpose courts that can be used for tennis or futsal, a pitch, a putt area for golf, a Gym (with weights area and exercises area), a pool table, a tennis table, etc.                                

 

Academic Facilities:

 

  1. Five Classrooms   
  2. Audio Visual Room                                             
  3. Computer Laboratory  
  4. Piano Lounge       
  5. Science Laboratory with up to date science equipment.
  6. Chapel
  7. Library

 

Grounds:

  1. Spacious lawns and fields, gardens and trees
  2. A Brief History:

Overlooked by the Sugarloaf Mountain, Kilcroney House, now Dublin Oak Academy, is an extended neo-Tudor villa designed by Sancton Wood and built of Wicklow granite for the Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, Rev. Humphrey Lloyd, in the 1830´s. It served as a private residence under several owners until 1933 when it was transformed into Kilcroney Hotel.

After being bought by Sir Basil Goulding in 1951, it became known as Kilcroney Golf and Country Sports Club, the first country club in Ireland.

In 1955 it was taken over by the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God on whose own research this article is largely based. It was used initially as a Juniorate school. Later, it became a home for the elderly and was known as St. Joseph´s.

In 1993, Kilcroney passed into the hands of the Legionaries of Christ and became the new location of Dublin Oak Academy. 

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