Our Principal




It is a honour to join the staff Of The Abbey CBS and be appointed as Principal of a School with such a rich history of providing a wonderful educational experience for the boys of West Tipperary and East Limerick.

I join the school with over 20 years of experience of working in the education sector having spent much of this time working in Villiers School, a co-educational boarding school in Limerick as  a teacher of Chemistry and Mathematics. While working in Villiers School I also fulfilled the duties of Assistant Principal with responsibilities for facilitating School Self- Evaluation activities and acting as Year Head to the Transition Year Group. Over the last few years I have also really enjoyed working with the Limerick Education Support Centre, where I am Chairperson to the Management Committee.

I had the privilege of being involved in providing a rich extracurricular programme in Villiers School over the years while working in the Rugby Department and organising the annual Ski Trip to Northern Italy.

I am really looking forward to my new role and playing a part in the future development of The Abbey CBS. In my vision I see The Abbey CBS continuing to provide a broad and balanced holistic educational experience where all students can experience success and strive for excellence, facilitated by a strong leadership team, exceptional teachers and diligent and caring staff.  Parents who choose The Abbey to provide an education to their sons are our partners, as we aim to provide an exceptional educational experience here in Tipperary town.

David Sadleir