On Tuesday 24th April the LCA class visited Castle Adventure Open Farm. They were taken on a tour and learned about the history of the farm as well as the work carried out there. After the tour there was a very informative question and answer session with the owners of the farm. It was a very enjoyable visit for all!
Some First and Second Year students spent three days in Coláiste Uisce, Belmullet in beautiful Co. Mayo. Games, water sports and dancing classes kept the students practising their Irish. Everyone was delighted with how much fun the students had. Chaith grúpa scoláirí ón gcéad bhliain agus ón dara bliain seal le Coláiste Uisce atá suite i gcroíclár Ghaeltacht Mhaigh Eo. Ghlaic na daltaí páirt i réimse leathan gníomhaíochtaí trí mheán na Gaeilge, ina measc cluichí, spóirt uisce agus i ranganna dam
Coláiste Cholmcille 2nd year Boys basketball team travelled to Báile an Chlair in Claregalway on Thursday to compete in the All Ireland Quarter finals. Their drawn pool consisted of Marian College Dublin, Granard Vocational School Longford and the host’s, winners of the Galway region, Báile an Chlair. The first game against Marian College allowed the North West winners settle in and played well in a good team performance that settle the nerves. In this game, they dominated the defensive boards
The U14 Girls Gaelic team put in a tremendous effort on Monday against Coláiste Feriste at the Tyrone Centre of Excellence in Garvaghy in the Ulster semi-final. Despite their best efforts the girls were narrowly defeated by a single point in extra time. It was a game that had everything, from fine scores, diligent passing to intense defending. The pace and tenacity of the game kept everyone on their feet on the sideline. Final score 6-2 to 5-6. Miss Cooney said ‘The team put in a performan
The Cycle Against Suicide will ride into town again on May 3rd. Our TYs helped organisers launch the event yesterday down town. Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative started in 2013 to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self-harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide. The cyclists tour the country spreading the message that ‘It’s ok not to be ok’. The main cycle takes place from April 28 to May 7t
TY Éoin Rooney arranged for a number of TYs and other students to help collecting money for the Special Olympics at the roundabout in Ballyshannon last week. Éoin organised a rota of helpers from 8.30 in the morning until 5 in the evening. The money collected will go towards the Nemo swimming club’s Special Olympics fund.
The Home Economics department held a bake-sale last week in aid of the Temple Street Children’s Hospital. A wide variety of homemade goodies were available, and quickly snapped up, at break-time on Friday. Jessica Doherty made her award winning lemon drizzle cake. Apple tarts, fairy cakes, tray bakes and sausage rolls were also on sale. €320 was raised on the day. Thanks to all who contributed by buying food and anyone else who helped out.
Micheál Martin called in to Coláiste Cholmcille today for a quick visit! The Fianna Fáil leader was greeted at the door by Head Boy Conall Sweeny and Head Girl Mary Flora Scott. Mary Flora took a moment to show Mr. Martin one of her own campaign posters featuring a photograph of the two of them at the Ploughing Championships last year. Mr. Martin then addressed a Fifth Year History class, explaining how his interest in history led him to politics, and talked about the importance of politics in I