Past Pupil Achievements

Pride in our past pupils
Rosemont loves to hear from graduates who have gone on to lead fulfilling lives. Most of our graduates have pursued third level education, and many have gone on to complete post-graduate studies. We’ve shared the profiles of some of our past pupils below to demonstrate how Rosemont’s education is useful to students long after they complete their Leaving Certificate.

Joanna O’Riordan
Joanna went on to earn a BA in Economics and Political Science at Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Comparative Politics at University College Dublin and an MBS in Human Resources from Dublin City University after graduating from Rosemont. She works as a Research Officer with the Institute of Public Administration doing consultancy work for public sector organisations. She says her education at Rosemont was well-balanced, while teaching her to work hard and focus. She felt after graduating she had developed the capacity to apply herself, think independently and make decisions, all of which have served her well at university and in her career. She values Rosemont’s unique ethos and the fact that Rosemont’s education is rooted in the Catholic tradition. She already has her young daughter Maria on the booking list.

Úna Cassidy
Úna is a practicing barrister having attended University College Dublin and the Honourable Society of Kings Inns after graduating from Rosemont. She has served as the Editor of the Irish Student Law Review. She says that Rosemont’s education fostered a sense of idealism in each student, and taught her to strive to do her best. She is a motivated individual, talented academically and musically with a strong social conscience. She has entertained discerning audiences, including President Mary McAleese, playing the harp. Ms. Cassidy also participated in the Nicaraguan Millennium project, which sought to lay the groundwork for achieving the United Nations’ millennium goals for developing countries.

Katherine Keogan
Katherine is completing her final year at Trinity College Dublin, working on a BSc in Zoology. She was accepted to Trinity after earning 525 points on her Leaving Certificate in 2005. At Rosemont she learned to take responsibility for learning course content. She learned to ask questions, and work hard at gaining a solid understanding of subject matter, not just absorb facts for the sake of an exam. These skills have served her well in university. She says that while she was at Rosemont the teachers supported her in the pursuit of her goals. That led her to work harder, and helped her develop the strong work ethic she demonstrates today.