Rice College

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Rice College CBS
Coláiste an Rísigh
New Road, Lifford, Ennis, Clare, Ireland
Established 1826
Number of students 600+
Religious order

Rice College (Coláiste an Rísigh in Irish) is a secondary school in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland founded in 1826. It is also a C.B.S with a house on the property where "Brothers" still reside. No Brothers teach in the secondary school but it was previously run by the religious order. It was formerly an all-boys school, although girls were first admitted to repeat their leaving certificate examinations in 1985, it became coeducational in 1997. In 2006 construction started on an extension and was completed in early 2007.

The school offers a wide range of subjects for students to choose from and requires first years to do all the subjects to allow them to make a more informed decision of what they would like to do. Transition year was introduced in 2008 with a class of 20-24 students being taken on.


In 1962, Rice College won their only Dr. Harty Cup (Munster 'A' Colleges Hurling), defeating bitter local rivals and twenty-one times champions, St. Flannan's, Ennis in the final in front of a sell-out crowd in Cusack Park. As a result of this they went on to compete in the Dr. Croke Cup (All-Ireland 'A' Colleges Hurling) final later that year, unfortunately losing out to St. Peter's College, Wexford in a tight affair.

Rice College also competed in the 1963 Dr. Harty Cup decider but lost out to St. Finbarr's, Cork.

Coordinates: 52°50′53″N 8°58′46″W / 52.84806°N 8.97944°W / 52.84806; -8.97944