Today Ms. Amond’s sixth year biology students were treated to a party and a last “lecture” & slide show in the demonstration room.  Pictured here is her sixth year biology class, and if you look carefully, herself!!  Best wishes to Ms. Amond in the future…..see you at the graduation night for the class of 2015. And thanks […]

1964 Reunion

October 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Pictured below is the Class of 1964 who recently gathered for a reunion in Loreto College.  Spot anyone you know?

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2014 who host their families in the gym tonight for the Graduation Mass and Prizegiving Ceremony.

Pictured here are the outgoing Head Prefects Eimear and Aishling handing over their Chains of Office to next year’s Head Prefects Lisa and Louise.

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 […]

This year, to mark St. Brigid’s Day in Loreto Cavan, the Student Council decided to make St. Brigid’s Crosses to remind the student body of this inspirational Irish saint.
Without doubt, reminding the girls of her unfaltering faith, will give them hope and trust in God, especially those sitting state examinations this year.
The Student Council hope […]

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 […]

October 21st, the Student Council launched their annual Christmas Card Competition. Each student was invited to submit an entry, either religious or traditional, in a bid for their design to be printed and sold for charity. With over 150 entries, the Student Council and art teachers had a tough task trying to choose winners for […]

Last Sunday was a very special day for our school. Students, staff and Loreto Sisters from present and past were joined by friends of Loreto, our local community and many supporters from the world of education to celebrate the launch of a book telling the history of the school to date. The celebrations started with […]

You saw it here first – a sneak preview of the cover of our forthcoming history book, outlining the first 80 years of our school. The book will be officially launched in the school next Sunday November 10th, and will be available to purchase from all Cavan bookstores – Easons, Crannóg and Cavan Gifts.

October 25th saw the Class of 1993 (St Denis, St Damian, St Donat and St Dominic), led by Head Prefect Lorraine Dunne (pictured below cutting the cake), return to the school for a reunion. They were welcomed by Ms McGarvey, Mrs Ó’Mórdha, Mrs McMonagle (Head of Year 1993) and Ms Amond (Class Tutor St Damian). […]

In 2010 we celebrated the 80th Anniversary of the founding of our school in 1930, and a history book was commissioned to tell the story of the school so far. Local historian and author Fr Liam Kelly has been working on the book since then, and it is now with the printers. The book will […]

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 […]

Megan Brady (Student Editor) writes:
On Sunday 22nd of September, three of our students: Eimear Connolly (6th Year), Abike Aiyegbusi and Abbey Rae (both in 3rd Year) represented Loreto College Cavan at the Windows Poetry Awards 2013. This is a National Poetry Competition which is now in its 21st year, and attracts thousands of entries each year […]

On Friday the 4th October, forty one TY Loreto Students with Ms Mc Cormack and Ms Mc Glade went to visit the Marion Shrine in Knock, Co. Mayo. It was organised to mark the “Year of Faith”. It was also an opportunity for “The Gathering” for Transition year students from the 26 different dioceses. The […]

Well done to our past pupils – Roisin O’Keefe, Rosie Crowe, Sinead Greene, Caitriona Smith, Erin Galligan, Joanne Moore, Grainne Smith, Aoibheann Kiernan and Racheal Jordan – and all their team mates, including Irish teacher Ms Doonan, who became All Ireland Champions in Croke Park yesterday. It was a ‘nail biting’ match against a great […]

Pictured here in the Irish Independent newspaper today are Shannon, Michaela and Shannon celebrating their Junior Certificate results.

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 […]

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.

Second term ended this afternoon, and we will be open again for all students on Monday April 8th at 9am.
Pictured here are our cast and crew from TY and 5th Yr at the finale of their musical, which ‘wowed’ everyone who saw it this week.
Enjoy a well earned Easter Holiday everyone!

Tonight is opening night for our TY Musical “Breaking the Habit”. The Box Office has a few tickets left for tonight, otherwise we are Sold Out!

Clodagh O’Reilly (3rd Yr) won Gold for Loreto at the All Ireland School Cross Country last weekend, having led for the entire 3500m race. The report in today’s Anglo Celt says “O’Reilly strode effortlessly towards the finish en route to victory in a time of 14:29“. Clodagh next travels to Wales with the Irish team […]

The JCIP committee report:
March 8th is International Woman’s Day, so the JPIC committee along with the help of Ms. Kelly, organised an event to celebrate what women have achieved in the past, and what they are capable of achieving in the future.
The JPIC group dressed up as their heroines to mark this occasion (pictured below). […]

Great news arrived today! Ms Amond (Editor) and Megan Brady (Student Editor) write:
Our school blog has been shortlisted for a Tera Spider Award in the “Best Project” category of the Eircom Junior Spider Awards. The awards, which were established in 2009, recognise and reward students for the successful and innovative ways in which they use […]

Transition Year students are working hard this term with Producer/Director Ms McGlade and Musical Director Ms Fay on our musical Breaking the Habit. So when Sr Marie Celine visited our school she was bemused to meet with some of the cast in costume! Here she is with “Sisters” Amanda, Shannen, Nicole, Lorraine, Christiane and Niamh. […]

Laura O’Conor (Head Prefect) and Emma Louise Brady (Deputy Head Prefect) write on behalf of the Student Council:
Last Friday, 18th January members from the Student Council decorated the Student Council notice board on the theme of Mary Ward Week (21st- 25th January). Lisa Smith (TY Athena) and Leanne Sheridan (St Hannah) came up with a […]

Our U19 Camogie team, pictured celebrating above with the Roisín McManus shield, won their replay of the Ulster Final this Sunday evening. They beat St Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff 4-4 to 0-2, and out now through to the All Ireland Semi-final on Saturday 16th February 2013.

Warm Winter Words

December 14, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Ms Kelly (English Dept) suggests a poem for this season, and student editor Megan Brady matches it with a photograph.
I do hope you all enjoy this poem. When I was living in London I used to always read it at this time of the year as I would be getting very excited about going home […]

The Sports section of the Anglo Celt has plenty of reports on Loreto students’ sports successes this week.
It leads with an long article about the cross country champion Clodagh O’Reilly (3rd Yr). The article is here.On p.26 there is a report on the recent wins by boxer Michaela Gaffney (3rd Yr). And a great […]

A large group of our 5th Year students are very busy this year fundraising to support the dioscesan pilgrimage to Lourdes next summer. They are working with our Chaplain Fr Kevin Fay and our RE Dept led by Ms McGalde on a huge variety of projects. Tonight they organsied a Christmas Cookery and Craft demonstration […]

Laura O’Conor and Emma Brady (Head Prefects) announce:
The winners of the 2012 Christmas Card Competition were announced today. Thank you to Easons Cavan (P&M Lynch) for their generous sponsorship of the prizes. All entries are displayed on the Student Council noticeboard.
The winning students for 2012 are:
School Card Winner: Rebecca Tully (1st Year)
Religious Category:
Winner: Weronika Kocurkiewicz […]

Laura O’Connor and Emma Brady (Head Prefect and Deputy Head Prefects), on behalf of the Student Council, write:
On the 5th December Holly Brennan, Áine Phair and Emma Brady (three of the 6th year reps) and Lisa Smith (TY rep) decorated the Student Council noticeboard and the ‘Congratulations’ noticeboard for the Christmas Season. The Student Council […]

In preparation for Friendship Week this year, all the Fifth Years classes decided to surprise the rest of the school with a dance based ‘flash mob’. We chose the dance moves to the ‘Jai Ho’ sequence from Slumdog Millionaire. We spent a lot of time practising in PC class and had some fun learning and […]

Mrs Cassidy writes:
Five of our students – Mable Kurian, Ruth Maloney-Derham, Aileen McCabe, Dearbhla McGovern and Orla Murphy – have been selected to participate in Mathematics Enrichment lasses. These classes lead to Olympiad training classes in preparation for the International Mathematics Olympiad which will take place in May 2013.
The purpose of this initiative is two-fold. […]

Lorraine Connolly and Dearbhla McGovern (TY) write:
On the 1st of November we both represented our school in the “Young Chef of County Cavan” section of the Taste Of Cavan fair in the Hotel Kilmore. We had to cook a dish, sourcing all our ingredients in Cavan. The total cost of the dish had to be […]

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.

Naughton scholarships were established in 2008 to promote the study of engineering, science and technology at third level in Ireland. Each year a number of exceptional students are awarded scholarships to study at undergraduate level at any publicly funded university or third-level institution in Ireland. One of this year’s recipients is Clare Gorby (class of […]

Two students from the Junior Certificate class of 2012 have been called to take place in the 2012 Science Olympiad at Dublin City University on October 25th, where they will work towards a place in the EU Olympiad next year. Orla Murphy and Mable Kurian were chosen to join other students from round the country […]

Congratulations to the Cavan U-16 Ladies Football team who won the All Ireland final last Saturday. Well done to all the Loreto members of the squad – Rachel Talbot, Hannah Duggan, Shauna Murphy, Niamh O’Shea, Ashling Smith, Roisin Leddy, Rebecca Smith, Caoimhe McDermott, Frida Dolan, Eimear Gallen, Bronach McGovern, Ciara Shalvey, Aidenn Coyle, Paige Conroy, […]

Good luck to all Loreto students, teachers, staff and families who are competing, performing, volunteering or working at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Cavan August 10th-20th.
Here are some of our Loreto / Killashandra musicians in action:

The Student Council hosted a luncheon in the Community Room today in honour of Mrs Claire Thomas’s recent retirement after a long and sucessful career in our Maths Department. Head Prefects and Student Council members are pictured here with Mrs Thmoas (centre), our Principal Ms Angela McGarvey and Mrs Anne Cassidy our Student Council Liaison.

Transition Year classes Europa and Hibernia are pictured above in celebratory mode at the end of their Graduation Ceremony which took place in the Concert Hall this evening.
A packed audience of families and teachers were entertained with a variety of music, drama, video and business presentations, all composed, performed and presented by the students. All […]

Lauren O’Rourke from 2nd Year was recently announced the winner of the Mental Health Ireland National Photographic Project. The theme of the Project was Positive Mental Health.
Lauren’s photograph was chosen from entries received from second-level students from all over Ireland. The theme of the Project was Positive Mental Health. Sarah was awarded a trophy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Fiona Millar (Europa) writes:
This week we have been celebrating Mary Ward week. Mary Ward founded the Sisters of Loreto in 1609. At the age of 15 she felt the calling to religious life. She entered a monastery of Poor Clares at Saint-Omer in northern France, then in Spanish Flanders as a lay sister in 1606 […]

Sr Pat in Top Ten!

January 18, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Congratulations to Sr Patricia Murray, who used to teach in our school. Sr Pat was recently included in the Top Ten people for 2011 by the monthly Catholic news magazine “Inside the Vatican“. Sr Pat was praised for her work on behalf of the Loreto Order on the “Solidarity with South Sudan” campaign. South Sudan […]

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 […]

On Dec 16th the school will have the Christmas Carol Service organised by the RE Dept, and the Annual Quiz organized by Ms McGlade and her team from Transition Year. Pictured here is our indoor crib waiting for the arrival of the Baby Jesus.

Here you can listen to Mrs Hughes and our Chamber Choir’s recording […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Eadaoin O’Reilly, Sports Prefect writes:
Our First Year Basketball team is pictured in action today in a very closely contested game against Coláiste Oiriall, Monaghan. The final score was Loreto College 34, Colaiste Oiriall 21. Niamh O’Shea was captain. Charlie-Anne Mulligan-Lynch excelled in defence. ‘Player of the Match’ and top scorer was Éadaoin Kellegher.

This week is dedicated to our foundress Mary Ward, who lived from 1585 to 1645. She is recognised as one of the most original and interesting women of the seventeenth century. She struggled, in spite of fierce opposition, to further the position of women in society through education. In order to do this, Mary Ward […]

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.

Our Head Prefects, Kate and Lucy, and some members of our Student Council are pictured here with Mr Killian McGuinness. The Student Council commissioned this painting to mark the occasion of his retirement from Loreto.

Congratulations to Ciara Maguire (St Iarla) whose card design, pictured here, was chosen as winner of the Christmas Card competition of the Society of Missionary Children, and printed as their card for for 2010.

Loreto College Cavan recently celebrated the 80th anniversary of its foundation. Management, staff, students and friends joined Loreto sisters past and present in the college for a celebration of those 80 years. Bishop Leo O’Reilly celebrated Mass in the convent, and after a Blessing of the Graves all guests shared a wonderful afternoon of music, […]

Our entry for the Léargas short video competition to celebrate the 2010 Eurpoean Day of Language. Our theme and title was “Tír gan Teanga, Tír gan Anam”.
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