Sports Day 2019!

A fantastic day was had by all at sports day, where despite a few worried heads in the PE department last night, the weather stayed fine all day! A massive thank you to our PE department consisting of Mr McKeever, Ms McLoughlin and Mr Byrne for organising an absolutely amazing run of events!

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The 2nd yr Puc fada!

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The 1st yr welly throw!


How far can you kick it!


3rd Year 100m Sprint!


5th and TY boys (extremely competitive!) sack race!


5th and TY girls sack race!


Some serious focus here! The egg and spoon race :)


The 1st years showed serious strenght and beat the 2nd years in the tug of war!!!


Teachers Vs Students soccer: The teachers managed to pull the scoreline back from 3-1 at half time to 3-3 with only minutes to go, but after some questionable calls by the ref, and obvious cheating on the students side, the match was stolen from the unfortunate teachers in the final seconds!

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No hard feelings though! :)


TY Graduation Night

On Wednesday evening, the Transition Year class of 2019 invited their friends and family to be a part of their awards night and to view the huge variety of work that they completed over the year.

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Everybody gathered for some light refreshments before looking through students portfolios and watching a 'highlights reel' from the year. 


Presentations of the awards began, hosted by Bean Uí Riodal and an tUasal Ó Luachráin. Bean Uí Riodal gave a run down of all of the activities that students took part in during the TY programme including kayaking and archery, hiking through the Mournes, CPR training, foreign trips, charity work, trade fairs, driver theory tests, samba drumming and Junk Kouture to name but a few!

Students then presented on each subject and the different activities that they had taken part in. It was wonderful to see how confident, versatile and entertaining our young people can be!

A huge thank you to Ms Savage who took to the microphone to present Gaisce awards to the students who took part in the Presidents Award programme this year. This was a voluntary programme that 9 students took part in and was organised by Ms Savage. 

Mr Loughran then presented the overall awards to the students who excelled in some way in Transition Year. 


Following the awards ceremony, Ms O'Hare and her TY team sang us out with a beautiful rendition of High Hopes.


A huge thank you to Bean Uí Riodal, Mr Loughran, Ms O'Hare, Ms Fitzpatrick, Mr Melaniphy and all of the TY team for their help on the night and throughout the year!



Craic sa Cheaintín!

The doors of the music room burst open on Friday at lunchtime filling the room with craic agus ceoil as students (and some teachers!) performed for all onlookers in Coláiste Chú Chulainn. 

The student led initiative aims to encourage other students to come forward and get involved with music in the school.

Many thanks to Inion Ní Hír and the Music Department for organising the event!


Rang Bóinne Geography field study trip

Transition Year students were on the road again for a Geography field study trip to Gyles Quay. Accompanied by an tUasal Mac Fhearchair the students conducted a number of studies on the beach as part of their coursework for the year.

Many thanks to the Geography department for organising the trip!



5th Yr Art trip to Dublin Galleries

Our 5th Year Art students visited Dublin this week to view the collections in the Hugh Lane Gallery, the National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum. We set off on the bus in the morning and arrived on Parnell Street to see the huge range of artworks displayed in the collection of the Hugh Lane Gallery. Students viewed the reassembled studio of Francis Bacon and studied Sean Scullys abstract work.


We then strolled down O'Connell street, taking in some street art along the way before arriving at the National Gallery on Dawson Street. Students critiqued paintings and sculptures by the old masters, including works by Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin and Caravaggio. 


We lunched on Grafton street before setting off towards the National Museum, the next stop on our cultural tour where students saw some of Irelands greatest treasures. The Ardagh Chalice, Tara Brooch and other relics from the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron age were on display. We also had the chance to get face to face with some of our ancestors from the Iron age in the Bog Bodies exhibit.


An excellent day was had by all. Thanks to the Art department and all involved for making the day possible.