Colaiste Chu Chulainn host Careers Information Morning as part of College Awareness Week

Coláiste Chú Chulainn hosted a careers exhibition as part of College Awareness Week on Monday morning. 13 colleges from across the country were represented, and gave our students a wonderful opportunity to discuss career opportunities and further education options. 






RSA Rollover Shuttle Visits Coláiste Chú Chulainn and Coláiste Lú

The senior students of Coláiste Chú Chulainn and Coláiste Lú Chulainn were given a ‘crash’ course in road safety last week when the RSA Rollover Shuttle visited the sister schools at their new campus at the Marshes.

All TY, 5th and 6th year students had the opportunity to visit the shuttle which promotes safety on the road and focuses on the 6 major road dangers in an effort to reduce road deaths across the country.  Students made the most of the opportunity and experienced the rollover which simulates what happens when a car rolls in an accident and highlights the importance of wearing a seatbelt correctly to help prevent serious injury. 

Bláithín Uí Ríodail is leading the focus on road safety in Coláiste Lú and Coláiste Chú Chulainn.  Transition Year students in both schools will undertake the ‘Wrecked’ road safety programme this year, as well engaging with material in preparation for the driving theory test. 

“Ten people were killed on Co Louth roads in 2017, an increase from 2016,” said Ms Uí Ríodail, “Our aim is to reduce this number by educating our students about safe road practices. The road safety day was a huge success and senior prefects from Coláiste Chú Chulainn will be supporting the road safety campaign each morning this week by acting as Road Safety Stewards at our new designated crossing area at the campus gates.”





Tráth na gCeist Success!

Comhghairdeas mór le daltaí ó Choláiste Chú Chulainn a rug an bua sa chéad babhta de ‘Tráth na gCeist 2018’ atá eagraithe gach bliain ag Gael Linn.  D’fhreastail daltaí ar an tráth na gceist le déanaí a bhí ar siúl san óstán Lisdoo.  Bhí an-lá ag daltaí agus bhain siad an-taitneamh as an cheol, as an damhsa agus as an chraic go léir a bhí acu.

Leanfaidh an fhoireann bhuach (Conor Maddy, Oisín McKenna, Jack O’Reilly, James Russell) ó Choláiste Chú Chulainn ar aghaidh chuig an chéad babhta eile a bheidh ar siúl i Lorgain, Contae Ard Mhacha i ndiaidh na Nollag.

Congratulations to all students who took part in Gael Linn’s Tráth na gCeist which was held recently in the Lisdoo Hotel, Dundalk.  Students enjoyed a day of quizzing, music and céilí dancing and had a fantastic day using their Irish language skills.

A special word of congratulations to the winning team on the day who ensured that Coláíste Chú Chulainn came away with 1st place.  The team, consisting of 2nd year students Conor Maddy, Oisín McKenna, Jack O’Reilly and James Russell  will move on to the next round which will be held in Lurgan, Co. Armagh after Christmas.


Notice: 3rd Level Open Days

  • UCD Saturday 3rd Nov 
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November
  • Trinity College Dublin Saturday 10th November
  • DCU Open Day Friday 16th Nov (Glasnevin) and Saturday 17th Nov (Glasnevin and St. Patrick's Drumcondra)
  • NCAD Open Day Wednesday 28th November


TY Students visit the National Gallery & National Museum

Our Transition Year students visited Dublin this week to view the collections in the National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum. We set off on the bus in the morning and arrived on Dawson Street to see the huge range of artworks displayed in the collection of the National Gallery. Students critiqued paintings and sculptures by the old masters, including works by Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin and Caravaggio. 

We then strolled around the corner to visit the Táin mural by Desmond Kinney, which depicts major events in the life of Cúchulainn, the hero of the epic Táín Bó Cuailnge, and whom our school is named after.

The National Museum was 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.

We lunched in Stephens Green shopping centre before taking a stroll in the park and making our way back to the bus for the spin home. An excellent day was had by all. Thanks to Mr. Fisher, Mr. Loughran, and our SNAs Amy and Adrienne for making the day possible.

Check out all the photos from the day in our photo gallery!

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