Paris Trip 2015

The trip to Paris just before the Easter break was a wonderful experience for everyone. The weather was great and of course Paris was just spectacular. A group of second year and TY students travelled with four staff led by Ms Shortt and as well as the opportunity to speak …

Castletroy students gathered for Seinn 2015 at Limerick’s UCH

Nearly 500 students from 24 schools in Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and Offaly took part in the Seinn 2015 concert on Thursday March 19th 2015. Castletroy College Seinn Choir sang their hearts out for the second such concert, an initiative that aims to promote liturgical music among second-level students, is a …

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Well done to Lisa Sweeney,Brannagh Maguire and Emily Knapp  Who came first in their class and to Shane Kelly, Megan and Caoimhe Ryan & Aisling Carmody who came 2nd in their class Easter Sunday in Clonlara in the Interschool’s competition.                 Follow @CastletroyC

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Paris Trip 2015

April 16, 2015 Extra Curricular, Featured Comments Off
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The trip to Paris just before the Easter break was a wonderful experience for everyone. The weather was great and of course Paris was just spectacular. A group of second year and TY students travelled with four staff led by Ms Shortt and as well as the opportunity to speak French they certainly enjoyed a rich and varied experience of Paris and French culture.

There was a busy schedule each day with visits to sites such as The Arch De Triomphe, The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Montmartre, Montparnasse Tower, a full day in Disneyland Paris and a Bateau Mouche tour on the seine. There were many highlights and each student will have found something special in the schedule as it was so varied. The boys loved the Stade De France tour and the girls loved shopping in Gallerie Lafayette but whatever their interest there was something for everyone.

Our TY students supported staff and are to be congratulated on their excellent work in minding their younger second year colleagues. We were also especially pleased with our bus driver who persuaded the French police to gives us an escort to the Elysee Palace which was under tight security. He also added impromptu Paris tours in the evening when the city came alive with buildings lit by spotlights and the  spectacularly lit Eiffel Tower shimmered in the night sky.

With such positive feedback from our students the French department look forward to visiting beautiful Paris again.

Paris 2015

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Castletroy students gathered for Seinn 2015 at Limerick’s UCH

April 16, 2015 Extra Curricular, Featured Comments Off
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Nearly 500 students from 24 schools in Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and Offaly took part in the Seinn 2015 concert on Thursday March 19th 2015.

Castletroy College Seinn Choir sang their hearts out for the second such concert, an initiative that aims to promote liturgical music among second-level students, is a collaboration between the Diocese of Limerick and its counterpart of Killaloe.

22 songs in total were learned and performed at the event which is unique in many ways, not least of which is the fact that the choir comes together for the first time ever the morning of the concert after rehearsing over recent months in our school under the guide of Ms. Veronica Callinan, while the lead vocalists and instrumentalists rehearsed together a number of times in the run-up in Limerick and Roscrea.

The students spent the morning in rehearsals and workshops on topics such as faith, prayer, social justice and liturgical music and dance. After lunch there was a full rehearsal on the UCH stage in preparation for the evening concert.

The concert featured contemporary as well as a number of classic hymns by both Irish and international composers. Castletroy College looks forward to Seinn 2016!

Students involved were: Cairenn Keegan(soloist), Ciara McGrath, Ciara Callanan, Molly Delaney, Clodagh Meany(soloist), Saoirse Collins, Ellen Minihan(soloist), Siobhan O’Reilly(band), Alex Nugent(band), Danielle Mc Mahon(band), Shalini Kujur, Emma Newe, Hannah Hegarty, Jenny Akagha(soloist), Ruth Kelly, Sophie Ross, Rachel Hinchy, Sophie Flanagan, Aine Mooney, Abigail McCann.

St. Patrick’s Fun Day

April 16, 2015 News Comments Off
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On 16th March  the Senior GPA was transformed into a hub of Irish culture, music and dance for the day. This event was a joint initiative of both the RE & Irish Departments. Bríd 4 & Deirdre 4 hosted our St. Patrick’s Fun Day in order to raise funds for Concern. All 1st years attended a series of Irish themed events which involved a quiz, performances from storytellers Matt Byrnes and Lilly O’Grady, a Céilí led by Ms. Duggan,  a trad group session from our school trad group “Draíocht” & a special performance from our 1st Year Irish dancers directed by 5th Years Kaleigh Kearns & Niamh McBrearty.  The Transition Year students performance of Amhrán na gCupán accompanied by Ms. Callinan brought the house down.  Other fun activities included a FIFA Xbox game of Irish Legends, Pin the Hat on the Leprechaun game, face painting, Guess the Crock of Gold  & a shamrock themed cake sale.  Luke Riordan (B4) prepared a wonderful presentation on Irish phrases, seanfhocail and the history of St. Patrick and our school liturgy group under the guidance of School Chaplain Ms, Cribbin prepared  a reflection which was read over the  intercom during tutor time.  The staff were treated to a traditional Irish breakfast with brown soda bread at morning break cooked by HE Teachers Ms. Lynch & Ms. Hanley.  Ms. Hanrahan, Head of  1st Year made the presentation of  trophies and prizes. The day was a great success with over €400 raised for Concern.  This event would not have being possible without the help and support of the whole school community and sponsorship from local businesses particularly the following :  Mr. Flanagan Principal, Ms. Hanrahan 1st Year HOY, Ms. Cribbin Chaplain, Jim Flavin Butchers Castletroy,  The School Food Company Castletroy College, Brew Brothers Café Castletroy, Limericks Live 95FM, John Liddane PA Systems, Ms. Duggan, Ms. Callinan, Ms. Carr, Breda O’Meara, Ms. Lynch, Ms. Hanley, Ms. Vaughan, Ms. Leddin, Ms. Mulcahy, Draíocht, 6th Years Barry John Fitzgerald  & Evan O’Connor & all the staff & students of Castletroy College.

 

“Míle buíochas”    Bríd 4 & Deirdre 4

Interschool’s Show jumping Success for Castletroy College

April 16, 2015 Extra Curricular, Featured, News, School Events Comments Off
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Well done to Lisa Sweeney,Brannagh Maguire and Emily Knapp  Who came first in their class and to Shane Kelly, Megan and Caoimhe Ryan & Aisling Carmody who came 2nd in their class Easter Sunday in Clonlara in the Interschool’s competition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hope Foundation T.Y. Immersion Programme to Kolkata/Calcutta, India.

April 15, 2015 Featured, Transition Year Comments Off
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Five T.Y. students and their teacher have just returned from a short visit to The Hope Foundation projects. The students and teacher spent the last nine months fundraising for the projects and were able  to see first-hand the amazing work that volunteers from The Hope Foundation do in over 64 projects it has scattered across  a population  of 27 million. The  group visited  the slums orphanages, creches, rehabilitation centres boys/ girls homes and The Hope Foundation Hospital.The group would like to extend its thanks to the Staff and students of Castletroy College, the greater Castletroy community, parishoners, businesses, sports clubs , organisations and family members who all contributed in so many meaningful ways.

 

Pictured on arrival in Calcutta are :Jamie  Hickey,Niamh Holmes, Harry Healy, Georgia Murphy, Caroline Crosse

To learn more about the hope foundation or to make a donation  visit hopefoundation.ie.

 

 

Victory for Senior Girls – County Winners 2015

April 14, 2015 Basketball, Extra Curricular, Featured, News Comments Off
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Congratulations to the Senior Girl’s Basketball team on a fantastic win against Crescent Comprehensive on the 26th March in U.L Arena. It was an extremely close match to the bitter end however, their sheer determination, desire and talent led to their victory in the end that they so well deserved with a final score of 30-26.

Team: Ciara Stapleton (c), Karen Leahy, Lizzie Healy, Catherine Hurley, Jane Clohessy, Ciara Hegarty, Caroline Crosse, Ruth Butler, Niamh Braham, Alanna Braham.

Coach: Ms. R Lambe

 

Second Year Shield Runners up 2015

Well done to the Second Year Basketball team who had a very exciting County final in UL on the 26th March. After extra time the score was 26-23 to Salesians. Well done girls on a very enjoyable season and on reaching the final.

 

Thanks to all table officials for their outstanding work on the day officiating 7 matches in total and ensuring the smooth running of the day’s finals.

Table Officials: Harry Healy, Mathew Murdoch, Tiarnán O’Donnell, James Hallas, Gerard McCoy, Leona Madden, Caroline Crosse, Jane Clohessy, Ruth Butler.

 

 

Google Visit

March 24, 2015 Featured Comments Off
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On Thursday the 5th of March, Ms. McGrath and her 5th year business class visited google in Dublin.

 

On behalf of the whole class, I would like to thank Saoire O’Byrne Cassidy and her father Noel Cassidy. Mr. Cassidy helped Ms. McGrath and her class to get in contact with David Graham, who works in google. Mr. Graham organised a tour of google for the class. The tour was given by Mr. Graham’s team, Sacha, Gizem and Jan. Special thanks to Ms. McGrath also for arranging the trip.

 

On arrival we were greeted in reception of Google by Sacha, Gizem and Jan, we waited in a game room and played table football until the tour began. First of all we were shown the recreational areas available to the employees which were a gym and a huge swimming pool. During the day the employees can use these facilities free of charge. We were then brought to the Micro Kitchens where we were allowed take as much food as we like! Sacha and Jan then showed a presentation all about Google, and played a quiz with us as seen in the movie ‘The Internship’, which everyone enjoyed. We went up to the 13th floor to look at the view as Google is one of the the largest buildings in Dublin. Then we were allowed into the micro kitchens AGAIN, one of the best perks of working for Google is that all of the food is free for employees. There are three restaurants that are free for employees from Monday to Friday. The Google complex takes up five buildings in Dublin city, three of which are connected by a big glass bridge.

Our trip to Google was a brilliant day of learning, outside of the classroom. We learned so much about Google, from the application process, to the different positions available, to how the employees spend their spare time there. A lot of topics that we had previously covered in class were talked about, explained and shown to us. We had the opportunity to see theory work we had done in class put into practise at the Google offices.

By Ryan Harney, Emma Grace and Tori O’Connell.

 

LCETB sports day on Friday 20th of March

March 24, 2015 News Comments Off
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Some of the Castletroy College Athletics Team having fun preparing for the LCETB sports day which takes place on Friday 20th of March.  The best of luck to all our competitors.

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FIRST TERM
First Day of Term Tuesday, 26th August, 2014
Mid-Term Break Monday, 27th October, 2014 – Friday, 31st October,
2014
Term Ends Friday, 19th December, 2014
SECOND TERM
School Re-Opening Monday, 5th January, 2015
Mid-Term Break Monday, 16th February, 2015 – Friday, 20th February,
2015
St. Patrick’s Weekend – Tuesday, 17th March, 2015
Term Ends Friday, 27th March, 2015
THIRD TERM
School Re-Opening Monday, 13th April, 2015
Bank Holiday Monday, 4th May, 2015
Term Ends Friday, 29th May, 2015
State Exams Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015

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St. Patrick’s Fun Day

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On 16th March  the Senior GPA was transformed into a hub of Irish culture, music and dance for the day. This event was a joint initiative of both the RE & Irish Departments. Bríd 4 & Deirdre 4 hosted our St. Patrick’s Fun Day in order to raise funds for …

Interschool’s Show jumping Success for Castletroy College

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Well done to Lisa Sweeney,Brannagh Maguire and Emily Knapp  Who came first in their class and to Shane Kelly, Megan and Caoimhe Ryan & Aisling Carmody who came 2nd in their class Easter Sunday in Clonlara in the Interschool’s competition.                 Follow @CastletroyC

Victory for Senior Girls – County Winners 2015

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Congratulations to the Senior Girl’s Basketball team on a fantastic win against Crescent Comprehensive on the 26th March in U.L Arena. It was an extremely close match to the bitter end however, their sheer determination, desire and talent led to their victory in the end that they so well deserved …