Best of luck to Sorcha Finan, 2nd Yr, who is in the finals for the Education Prize which is taking place in Manchester this Friday 11th March.
The 11 finalists from the UK and Ireland will take part in a workshop with wire artist Celia Smith.  The overall winner will be announced at the workshop.

Teddy Bear Workshop

December 11, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Our first and second year Home Economics students recently attended a Teddy Bear workshop in school. The students thoroughly enjoyed the event. All bears were completely unique and even come with their own birth certificates!

Science Week 2015

November 11, 2015 | Leave a Comment

This week is a busy week in the Science department as Science Week is upon us. In preparation for this week, first and second year students attended a workshop delivered by W5 employees (the Belfast based interactive science discovery center).  The theme of the workshop was “Force of Course” and great fun was had by […]

Our class, St. Laisreán, recently visited the ISPCA centre in Keenagh, County Longford for our CSPE Action Project. While on our trip we learned about animal cruelty and how the ISPCA helps to rehabilitate and rehome animals. The ISPCA gave us a tour of their centre in Longford to show us the various animals that […]

Students have worked really hard online since we took on the Mathletes challenge at the end of February. We have had a number of students finishing in top 10 positions nationally for the month of March and one student came top of the country in her year category, a massive achievement. The students who placed in […]

Attracta Mc Niece from Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) visited the school to talk to students from St. Liadán about homelessness. The talk made us more aware of homelessness and how lucky we are to live in nice, warm homes.  Attracta highlighted that many people in Ireland live without basic essentials. It also made us […]

This year the mathematics department have signed students up to take part in the MATHLETES challenge. We have invited 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th year students to register on khanacademy.org and complete maths missions and problems to earn points both for themselves and our school team. A great enthusiasm is being shown by all students […]

Today Tuesday all of Ms Molloy’s and Ms O’Neill’s 2nd Yr Art students are on a trip to Dublin to visit the National Gallery of Art, Hugh Lane Gallery and to draw in the Natural History Museum and Collins Barracks.
This coming Thursday 12th February, Ms Molloy’s 5th Yr Art class is also off to Dublin […]

So far, it has been a very busy and exciting term for us the four Pastoral Care Prefects.  We have had a lot of responsibility, as we have been very involved in organising three Whole School Initiatives.
The first themed week was Courtesy and Good Manners Week – September 22nd-26th.  During this week we made posters […]

Bernadette Harkin (St Kevin) is pictured here with her prizewinning Internet Safety poster, which won the €3000 overall school prize in the 2014 Trend Micro “What’s Your Story” competition (details here).
Bernadette’s poster depicts The Little Mermaid, Ariel, who makes good use of the Internet to stay connected to the world. Bernadette and her St Kevin […]

Our victorious U-16 Ulster Champions arrived back after school to a great welcome in the Staffroom to show off their silverware – well done on a great achievement girls!

Here are the celebration pictures, of some of the team with their two coaches Ms Smith and Mrs Shannon, taken by Adrian Donohoe…

Enterprise Education is again on a high in our school – Ms Dolan reports on her student teams recent successes:

County Cavan Student Enterprise Awards 2014 were held recently, the following teams were awarded prizes. All three winning teams will go forward to the National Finals in Croke Park on April 2nd, and we wish them […]

Raising awareness of Internet Safety, 2nd Year students from St Kevin’s Computer Science class made badges for worldwide Safer Internet Day on Feb 11th – but not for us humans to wear. The badges are for computers, and serve to catch the eye and remind users to keep safe when online. Badges were designed by […]

Carol Service 2013

December 16, 2013 | Leave a Comment

On Friday 13th we had our Carol Service morning, the Senior School in the Concert Hall and the Junior School in the gym. In the Concert Hall we had carols and readings introduced by Mrs Fitzpatrick, followed by a witty Nativity Play from the Mr Reilly’s TY students, and even a Special Guest visitor compliments […]

“Take Time”

December 2, 2013 | Leave a Comment

“Take Time”
Take time to think:
it is the source of power.
Take time to read;
it is the foundation of wisdom.
Take time to play;
it is the secret of staying young.
Take time to be quiet;
it is the opportunity to see God.
Take time to be aware;
it is the opportunity to help others.
Take time to love and be loved;
it is God’s […]

There was wild excitement in the school gym today when Ms Doonan introduced Roisín, Eirinn, Rachael and Joanne, four Loreto players from the victorious All Ireland Ladies Footbal Team. They visited along with manager Finian and Mentor Lily, and showed off the Mary Quinn Memorial Cup. Finian Farrell spoke of the amazing dedication and committment […]

This year one class of 2nd Years, St Jane, took part in an pilot course called “SM4E” (Social Media for Education). They studied two Modules which covered aspects of online safety and social media. The students took externally audited automated online tests at the end of each Module. They are picture here with their teacher […]

Today, May 13th, the Student Council in Loreto College Cavan presented two local charities with money we raised throughout the year. We presented €1000 to Ms Una Donnelly of the Baby Unit in Cavan General Hospital and €1000 to Ms Carol Beattie, Chairperson of the Alzheimer’s Society in Cavan. We will also be forwarding a […]

Here are the prizewinnng entries to the Student Council Anti-Litter Anti-Gum competition…
The winners are as follows:
Ciara Deering – Be part of the solution, not the pollution.
Nafeesa Naz – Don’t be a Litter Bug.
Caoilin Young – Think and stop before you drop.
Aideen O’Reilly – Don’t be a tosser.

Young Entrepreneur Caoimhe O’Reilly (2nd Yr) is pictured above on RTE’s Nationwide April 15th Show (available at on RTE Player, Caoimhe featured at approx. 21 mins into the show), collecting her award at the national finals of the Enterprise Awards.

Megan Brady (student editor) writes:
Recently “French Theatre for Schools” came to our school to perform two different plays for the second and fifth years. The play was completely spoken in French and was a brilliant learning experience for all the students. With audience participation throughout the play including scripted parts for some lucky students everyone […]

The RE Dept writes:
On March 7th & 8th our school took part in various activities to raise money for Trócaire, a charity the enables life changing work for people living in poverty overseas. During RE classes students were encouraged to take part in Trócaire’s Annual 24 hour Fundraising events – some students received sponsorship for […]

County Cavan Student Enterprise finals took place in the Slieve Russel Hotel on Tuesday March 5th, and our Minicompanies swept the boards, winning many of the awards including the overall prize. Drumlin Media made a video of the awards – including an interview with the winners – and we appear at 17 minutes into the […]

Student Council report:
Here in Loreto Cavan we were extremely busy on Monday February 25th as we hosted a Cake Sale in aid of local charities St. Christopher’s Hospice and the Oncology Department in Cavan General Hospital.
Before the Cake Sale, the council appealed to all students from First year to Sixth year to bake for this […]

Second Year students Amy Wharton (St Julieanna) has got through to the final stages of the Homecook Hero baking competition. Congratulations to Amy and her Home Ec teacher Ms Reddington. We have all been busy voting for Amy’s delicious Chocolate Brownies to win.

The school closes for the holidays today. We open again for everyone on Monday January 7th 2013. Pictured here is Rebecca Tully’s winning entry to this year’s Student Council Christmas Card competition.

Niamh Braiden and Niamh Galligan (St Joshua CSPE class) write:
As part of the Civic, Social and Political Education programme, 2nd Yr class St Joshua paid a visit with our teacher Mrs Fitzpatrick to St Christopher’s Hospice which is situated just beside our school.

We are doing our C.S.P.E action project on the concept of human dignity. […]

A team of physicists from W5 in Belfast came today to present a workshop with 2nd Years for Science Week. The themes was Forces. Here is Ms Murphy staying steady on a Segway, and David from W5 demonstrating forces with the help of a brave 2nd Yr volunteer…

We had a great finish to our first half term today with the performance of the first raps, song and drama to celebrate Math week. Fractions, decimals, angles all got rhymed and reasoned to music. The judges had a difficult job to pick winners – these will be announced after mid-term so watch this space.

Saoirse Finnegan-Sheridan (6th Yr) writes:
The Trad for Trócaire event held at lunchtime yesterday certainly got the school tapping its feet. Students and teachers crowded into the Concert Hall to listen to girls from 1st to 6th year show off their outstanding musical talents. This display of Irish traditional music and dancing was well worth watching […]

On September 24th 2012 the Loreto College Cavann Student Council, along with our liason teacher Mrs. Cassidy, travelled to the Croke Park Conference Centre in Dublin for a Loreto Schools Student Councils seminar. Here the Head Girl Laura O’Connor (Chariperson), Deputy Head Girl Emma Louise Brady (Secretary), Holly Brennan (6th year rep and PRO), Aine […]

All students are welcomed back to school this week as follows:
Monday August 27th – First Years and their Senior Prefects
Tuesday August 28th – Third Years and Sixth Years return
Wednesday August 29th – Second Years and Fifth Years return
Thursday August 30th – Transition Years return.
Here’s wishing everyone a happy and sucessful school year for 2012-2013!
The picture […]

Today was the Annual Charity Bake Sale organised by the Student Council. Thanks to all the students who baked for the event, and those who queued at lunchtime to support the event. You donated over 1000 Euro to the Student Council Charity fund, an amazing achievement.

Well done to athlete Clodagh O’Reilly (2nd Yr) who is our new All Ireland Champion. To quote the report in Athletics Ireland, she “cruised to victory”, beating a field of 80 runners from all over Ireland last weekend at St Mary’s College, Galway in the Aviva All Ireland Schools’ Cross Country Championships. Clodagh is pictured […]

Aoife ag damhsa agus Savannah & na ceolteoirí ag seimn

Shannon ag damhsa le “Lady Gaga”

Ms Dolan writes:
Congratulations to all our 100 Young Entrepreneurs who competed in the Co Cavan Enterprise Board Awards yesterday, where 76 companies competed. We won 11 out of a total of 15 rewards! All of our students showed great confidence, initiative and creativity in their products, presentations and displays. The category winners go forward to […]

Seo Seachtain na Gailge. Beidh ceolchoirm sa Hall don 1ú agus an 2ú bliain Deardaoin seo chugainn.

Pictured here wearing her medal is Michaela (St Ita), who is the Meath championship boxing Gold Medal winner 2012. Michaela is through to the Leinster championships which will take place in the coming weeks, and we all wish her well.

Congratulations to “Pé Scéal É” – Niamh Goeghegan, Rachael Birt, Lauren Sexton, Danielle Brady, Áine McDermott, Bronagh Sweeney, Emma Brady and EimearConnolly – who made it through to the next round of Siamsa Gael Linn, one of 32 groups from all over Ireland to get through. The next stage of the competition takes place on […]

Pictured here with their teacher Ms McGlade are all students who were recently awarded their Speech and Drama medals and certificates. The exams took place on December 1st when 47 students were examined by Mr David Meredith, Chairman of the Irish Board of Speech and Drama. All students achieved a very high standard, and 12 […]

Mrs Conaty’s Home Economics students had a workshop with local craftswoman Anke Morgenroth of Bear Essentials last week. There was great interest and excitement all day as Anke showed the students the basic skills and procedures she uses, and then each student set about mading a bear of her own design.
Pictured here are some 2nd […]

Ms McGlade writes:
The Advent Wreath Services took place on Thursday December 8th in honour of the feast of the Immaculate Conception. The services were organised and led by teachers from our Religious Education Department. The theme of the services was the concept of ‘waiting’ and ‘preparation’. Students were introduced to Advent from the First Sunday […]

Today was our annual Student Council non uniform day for charity, the theme was Pink. This year we will support St Christopher’s Hospice in Cavan, and our sister Loreto school in Rumbek, South Sudan.

This afternoon there was a wonderful atmosphere in the school as we celebrated our international cultures, organised by the EAL department for Friendship Week. Students from four continents filled our Concert Hall with a fantastic display of song, dance, words, images, products, customs, costumes and symbols of their countries. The parents, students and teachers who […]

Síomha Surlis writes:
Last Friday the 11th of November, 26 students went with Ms Doonan and Mrs Mary McKeever of Breifne Swim Club to the National Aquatic Centre for the annual Loreto Swim Gala. We started our warm up at 10.30 and the competition started at 11.00. We swam freestyle, backcrawl, breaststroke, butterfly and relays. Our […]

A busy week ahead…

November 14, 2011 | 27 Comments

The week beginning November 14th is Friendship Week in our school, and Science Week across the country. There will be many and varied activities for students to watch and listen out for and reports will follow at the end of the week.

The Student Council Rap’n Maths competition got underway last week. On Monday 3rd Yrs faced off against 2nd Yrs and 6th Yrs battled it out with 5th Yrs. On Friday the 1st Yrs held their competition. The TYs (who were on Work Experience last week) will challenge each other next Wednesday.
There was great creativity shown […]

Building on our successful sporting achievements from last year we have had a very good start this September. Our first year Camogie team entered the Cavan Schools Blitz day on Friday the 23rd of September. This was the team’s first outing and they did very well on the day losing one game and winning three. […]

Maths Rap competition

October 12, 2011 | 20 Comments

All Maths classes are busy preparing their entries for the Maths Rap competition which runs through next week, organised by the Student Council as this years charity fundraiser. As you can see from the poster below, the entry fee is a very appropriate “50c” per student. Watch this space, we will post the winners as […]

October 10th -17th is World Mental Health and Well-being week. Each day we have a “thought for the day” read out by a member of the Student Council over the school intercom. Third year groups have made posters for the school. Here is one of the the posters from St Hannahs class (Orla, Áine, Annija, […]

The Student Council meets with Mrs Cassidy for a working lunch in the community room every Wednesday at 1pm. The newly elected Council representatives from 2nd, 3rd, TY, 5th and 6th years are pictured here with Mrs Cassidy and our Head Prefects Sarah and Tessa.1st year representatives will be elected to join the Council after […]

The Second Year students held a farewell presentation today to mark the departure of Mrs Maria Finn, their former Head of Year. The students, their Senior Prefects, Class Tutors, Principal Ms Donagh and Deputy Principal Mrs Ó’Mordha all gathered to welcome Mrs Finn, and on behalf of all the students in the year, the class […]

Lenka Moidlova writes:
On the 15th of April 2011 St. Hilary’s class had a guest speaker come to the class as part of their CSPE Action Project. A Community Guard from An Garda Siochana to talk about the law surrounding drugs. The guard was able to inform the class about the power which guards have […]

Ms McDonnell and Ms Doonan (PE Dept) write:
As a school we have had a very successful year in sport with numerous individual and team victories. As well as the many individual winners we had this year, our team sporting honours this year include Best Overall School at the Loreto Swim Gala, Third Overall School at […]

Eadaoin O’Reilly, Sports Prefect writes…
Loreto Cavan came third (out of 15 Loreto schools!) at the National Loreto Sports Day at the Morton Stadium Santry yesterday. 35 representatives (pictured here) travelled with Mc McDonnell and Ms Doonan. We competed in every event and everybody did brilliantly. Our congratulations to Loreto Kilkenny who came first overall and […]

As part of our Friendship Week programme, Joe and Thomas from Blue Rose theatre company spent the Monday with us, presenting “Stand and Speak”, a drama and discussion on the theme of bullying to First, Second (pictured here) and Fifth years students.

Sisters Mobeena (2nd yr) and Nafeesa (1st yr) Naz have progressed to the National Finals of the Doodle4Google competition. Their entries are pictured below. Winners are chosen by online voting, which may be accessed at http://www.google.ie/doodle4google/index.html.

Best wishes to our students who have progressed to the Regional Finals of the Doodle for Google competition – Louise Dunne and Eliza Johnson (5th yr), Mobeena Naz (2nd Yr) and Nafeesa Naz (1st yr).

Second year PC classes competed in a Uni-hockey league over first term. All games were played in a great atmosphere of fierce but friendly rivalry, and good fun was had by all participants. Runner-up class was St Hermione, and winning class was St Hannah –  pictured here with their tutor Ms Rogan. […]

This week was Science Week 2010 nationwide and the theme was “Our Place in Space”. The 2nd year physics students took part in an Egganut Challenge, and First Years entered the Space Quiz webquest.