Rathdown School Archive Exhibition

Exhibition Launch: Monday 11th November at 6.30pm

Special Guests:

  • An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Shay Brennan
  • Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, T.D.

Guest Speaker: Mr Pat Kenny

Exhibition Dates: 11th -25th November 2019

Venue: The dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire

The history of Rathdown School is really the history of five schools. Hillcourt (Upper Glenageary Road), the Hall (Belgrave Square, Monkstown), and Park House (Morehampton Road, Donnybrook) came together in 1973 to form Rathdown, and in 1987 a fourth school, Glengara Park (Lower Glenageary Road), also amalgamated with Rathdown. This StoryMap traces the histories of all five schools around our local area of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown and beyond. All these histories converge here, at our beautiful Glenageary campus. 

The StoryMap forms the online aspect of the Rathdown School Archive Exhibition, held in the dlr LexIcon. The StoryMap and the archive exhibition itself were produced for the school by Rathdown School Alumni Association. 

The Exhibition ran from 11th November - 8th December 2019

 This year marks 100 years since the founding of Hillcourt School, and a century of education on the Rathdown School campus in Glenageary.

Rathdown School is an amalgamation of Hillcourt, The Hall School, Park House and Glengara Park, and this exhibition celebrated the history of the four schools and their long association with the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area, including Belgrave Square, the Knox Memorial Hall, Clarinda Park, Upper and Lower Glenageary Road, St. Paul’s Church, and Castle Park, not to mention swimming in the sea-filled baths, running on the pier and canoeing in the harbour. A variety of photos, artefacts and memories from the school archives went on display.