5 Tolkien Social Education Key Assignment

On Wednesday, December 4th, 5 Tolkien visited the local library to complete one of their key assignments as part of their Social Education class. At the library, they researched books and other resources on Dundalk's history. Rachael, Sarah, T.J., Briana and Holly found out lots of interesting information about the history of the Dundalk railway, the origins of Dundalk Football Club, the events happening in local GAA clubs over the last 40 years, the story of the sinking of the S.S. Dundalk and lots more. The students even got to look through the archives of the "Dundalk Democrat" and check out what was happening in Dundalk on the week they were born! It was a very worthwhile and informative afternoon and well done to all students for making it a very enjoyable trip.



5th Year Trip to Butlers Chocolate Factory

On Friday 22nd November 5th and 6th Year home economics students visited Butlers Chocolate Factory in Clonshaugh. The trip was in conjunction with The Irish Food Industry section on the leaving cert course. Students got to learn about the history of chocolate and got to see the production of a wide array of chocolates together with demonstrating their artistic skills by decorating their own chocolate elephants.  It was a fantastic day for all who attended.



TY Wheelchair Basketball

TY students took part in some wheelchair basketball as a reward for the bucket day collection they held on behalf of the Irish Wheelchair association. Great fun was had by all!

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Poetry Aloud Success!

On Monday 7 students took part in the senior category of the Dublin regional heat of Poetry Aloud 2019. Kene Obiefuna and Saleem Sita were successful in the heat and will be going through to the semi-final in the National Library in November. Sixth year history students also enjoyed the excursion to Dublin to take in the WWI in Ireland exhibition that is being run by the National Library and were able to read a variety of primary sources.



Comórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh 2020


B'ócáid speisialta í an tseachtain seo nuair a d'fhreastail dhá fhoireann ó Choláiste Chú Chulainn agus Coláiste Lú ar Chomórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh a bhí ar súil i gColáiste De la Salle, Dún Dealgan. Ghlac dhá fhoireann, ceann acu as an tríú Bliain agus ceann acu as an Chuigiú Bliain páirt sa díospóireacht.

Chun tús a chur leis an oíche, phléigh an fhoireann as an tríú bliain an rún "Laethanta scoile na laethanta is fear dár saol!"  sa chomórtas sóisireach.  Bhí an-phlé acu leis na foirne eile a bhí ag glacadh páirte sa chomórtas agus bhain an lucht féachana an-sult as an díospóireacht.

I ndiaidh sin, thosaigh an comórtas sinsireach agus ba é "Léiríonn muid meas ar ainmhithe sa tír seo!" an rún a bhí ag na foirne le phlé.  Bhí go leor idir láimhe sa phlé ag na foirne. Labhair na daltaí uilig go han-mhaith le muinín agus líofacht agus moladh iad go léir go hard ag na moltóirí ag deireadh na hoíche.  Bhain na daltaí agus na múinteoirí an-sult as an oíche agus tá muid ag súil go mór leis an chomórtas an bhliain seo chugainn chéana féin! Comhghairdeas ó chroí le gach duine a bhí ann.

It was a special occasion for students of Coláiste Chú Chulainn, Coláiste Lú and the Irish Department of the school this week when two teams attended the debating competition Comórtas Díospoireachta an Phiarsaigh which was held in the De la Salle Secondary school, Dundalk. Two teams travelled to the competition to take part in the junior and senior competitions.  

To begin the night the junior team discussed “School days are the best days of our lives” and argued against the motion. The students spoke very well and made their points clearly and with passion.  Following that, the senior team made up of 5th year students argued in favour of the motion that “We show respect for animals in our country”. 

The judges praised all the speakers and commended them on their confidence and fluency.  Teachers and students enjoyed their night and are already looking forward to next year's competition.  Congratulations to all involved!