Good luck to two of our Leaving Certificate students Ciara Finan and Aideen O’Reilly who are competing in the Irish chemistry Olympiad on Saturday. Teachers were invited to nominate up to two of the most enthusiastic and keenest students in the school in Chemistry, both Aideen and Ciara have shown through their academic achievement and class […]

Well done to Tamzin Cahill, St. Nevan 1st Yr, who won the school poster 13+ category of the Trend Micro “What’s your story competition”.  This is the third year in a row that Loreto College have been successful in this competition.  Below is a photograph of Tamzin displaying her winning poster titled “Knowledge in the […]

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.

Princess Wars, a film made by a group in last year’s TY, has reached the Leinster final of the Fresh Film Festival.  It was selected out of 400 entries.  The film will be screened in the Odeon cinema in the Point Village Dublin, on Thursday 25th February between 10am – 1.30pm.  The viewing audience will vote […]

It’s that time of year again, where many students get the opportunity to enter a design into Loreto’s annual Christmas card competition. There are three categories; Traditional Christmas Card, Religious Card and a card for the school. This year there was a total of 94 creative and talented entries. There are three winners who each […]

ISTA Science Quiz

November 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment

The Cavan/Monaghan Branch of the Irish Science Teachers’ Association hosted the regional final of the Senior Science quiz in our school on Thursday 12th November.  Twelve teams competed in this “battle of the minds” with our very own Ms. Amond taking on the role of quiz mistress on the night.  Ciara Shiels, Mairead Bogue and Clodagh O’Reilly, 6th […]

On Tuesday the 6th of October 29 students from Loreto Cavan travelled to St Brigid’s Athletic Club in Co. Meath to take part in the Geraldine Dolan Memorial Schools Cross Country meeting. It was a huge event with over 450 athletes from 17 different schools taking part. The athletes from Loreto Cavan put in a […]

We are delighted to announce that Ciara Sheils (5th year) was successful in winning the Ulster provincial playoffs of the Mathletes challenge last Saturday 18th April. Ciara had to complete timed online maths challenges, problem solving questions and a teamwork activity in which she performed excellently. Clodagh O’Reilly (5th year) also competed in the provincial […]

On the 17th of April, we made our way to Athlone Springs Hotel for a transition year mini-company competition called ‘Get up and Go’. A total of 25 companies participated in this competition. This competition focuses on all aspects of a business: Quality, Innovation, Finance, Communication and Marketing. Two companies from our school were involved […]

We are very proud to announce that four of our first year students have been selected to take part in the finals of the Irish Junior Mathematics Competition. These students are Emma Dolan, Sorcha Finan, Zuzanna Lazvga and Eimear Rudden. They will travel to Monaghan on Friday 8th May to compete. We wish you all […]

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 […]

Sports Update

March 27, 2015 | Leave a Comment

CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING
Cross Country Running has been very successful within the school year, with many competitors of various year groups. The Ulster cross country championships took place in Belfast on 24/02 with Clodagh O’Reilly (5th yr) taking gold in the senior race and Megan McGivney (1st yr) coming 7th in the minor race. Congratulations to […]

On the 4th March, all first year students in the school took part in the Irish Junior Mathematics Competition ran by the Irish Maths Teachers Association. A great effort was made by all students on this problem based quiz and a very high standard of maths was observed. Big congratulations to the following 1st year […]

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 […]

Pictured below is a photograph of one of the less traditional sports we enter teams into at Loreto College Cavan.  Caoimhe Martin participated in an Inter Schools Sailing Competition before Christmas at Malahide, Dublin.  It was a great experience for Caoimhe and all the sailors.  The competition was organised by Olympic Sailor Ciara Peelo who […]

Clodagh O’ Reilly, 5th Yr, represented Ireland in the Spar European Cross Country Championships which were in Samokov, Bulgaria on the 14th of December.  As a result of Clodagh’s success at the Irish Schools Cross Country Championships Clodagh was selected to be a part of the Irish Women’s Junior Team.  Clodagh flew out with Double […]

Three Transition Year students recently participated in the BT Young Scientist 2015 exhibition.
“Can you beat us” is a project on game theory by Ciara Finan and Emma O’ Reilly. The girls pursued a mathematical study of how to use game theory to develop a winning strategy for a game called Pick-Up, reducing this down to […]

Sporting Success!

December 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment

We in Loreto College, Cavan are very proud of the sporting achievements of our students and it is true to say that our school is fast becoming a sproting academy with students excelling in Ladies football, athletics, rugby, soccer, basketball, badminton, swimming, camogie and even archery.  Pictured below from left: Morna O’Hanlon, rugby, Michaella Leddy, […]

Loreto Swim Gala

December 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Students from Loreto Cavan recently took part in the annual Loreto Schools Gala in the National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown. It was a highly successful day resulting in many wins for our excellent swim team. Deborah Coyle won the U-16 back crawl 50m race. Eimear Brady won the 50m breast stroke in the over-16s team […]

Christmas is getting near and Loreto is getting into the festive cheer. There were many entries in our annual Christmas card competition ranging from traditional cards to festive cards and the judges had a hard time deciding on a winner. Eventually the winners were announced, Nicole Dolan, Arooj Moghal and Eleanor O’Flynn . The prizes […]

Sports Update

November 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

It is true to say that Loreto College students and their teachers have been very busy over this past few months, not only with their studies, but also with their sporting activities.  See below for an update!
Senior Gaelic Football  
The Senior Gaelic football team had their first Ulster game against Our Lady’s Castleblaney.  The team came […]

The Student Council’s Rap ‘n’ Maths competition took place from the 21th – 24th of October. All of the maths classes were preparing weeks before the competition and great creativity was shown by all. On Tuesday 1st Years and 2nd Years took the spotlight giving us very entertaining versions of many of the latest songs. […]

Congratulations to Shannen Lane and Morna O’Hanlon,  sixth year students, who are  making an impact on the Irish Rugby scene.  Shannen currently has 6 international caps for her country and has recently represented Ireland  on the U19 rugby sevens team, in the 2014 Sainsbury’s School Games and in the European Championships.   Morna is a member of […]

Go Lauren!

September 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Lauren Gaynor, St. Imelda was awarded athlete of the year by Archery Ireland and the National Sport’s Council of Ireland at a ceremony in Dublin on September 17th.  The award was made in recognition of her success throughout 2014 as well her dedication and commitment  to her sport. Lauren represented Ireland at the World Cup […]

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 […]

In a very close final, broadcast on RTE last night, Clodagh O’Reilly (TY Rubens) and her family won the tough competition to find “Ireland’s Fittest Family”. Congratulations, and well done on keeping it all secret until the final show.

Congratulations to 5th Year student Lauren Gaynor is now ranked #8 in the World Archery tables. Here she is competing recently to gain that place.

Best Wishes to our ‘Red’ and ‘Green’ teams as they compete in Cavan equestrian Centre this weekend. Our Participants listed here…

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 […]

Our Irish teacher Ms Doonan, pictured here in her Cavan colours, is ready to play her part in the All Ireland Ladies Intermediate Football Final on Sunday in Croke Park. We all wish her, and all our past pupils on the team, the very best. Here Ms Doonan shares her thoughts on the journey so […]

Every year TrendMicro, a Cork based technology firm, sponsors an Internet Safety competition for students called “What’s your Story?”. This year the students were challenged to make a 2-minute video showing the good side of the Internet, using their original ideas. Our TY students took up the challenge, and today it was announced that we […]

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.

Well done to Alanna Donohoe (1st Yr), pictured here in the Anglo Celt newspaper, who last weekend won the final of Cavan’s Got Junior Talent last weekend.
 

Megan Brady (student editor) writes:
Today we are at the Eircom Junior Spiders awards at the RDS, Dublin. Our blog had been  shortlisted for Best project. We have met lots of other schools with amazing projects. Soon the winners will be announced, so wish us luck! Here myself and Hannah are pictured with James  Whelton and Bill Liao the creators […]

Match report from Ms. Doonan:
The Loreto U16 Gaelic Football team competed in the Ulster Ladies Gaelic Football Final on the 25th of February at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena, Cookstown.  They were competing against Our Lady’s and St. Patrick’s College, Belfast.  The final was a very fast game and the determination of both teams was […]

Match report from Ms Doonan:
Following their victory at the Ulster Camogie Final the Loreto Senior Camogie team competed in the All Ireland Senior Camoige Semi-Final on Friday the 22nd of February. They were competing against Scoil Mhuire, Trim at Trim GAA. The Semi-Final was a very physical game with Scoil Mhuire taking the lead from the […]

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.

Bullseye for Lauren

December 17, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Lauren Gaynor (Athena) Loreto College Cavan who has had a very successful year in Archery. She competed at the EBHC (European Bowhunting Championships) in Italy in July of this year where she won Gold. More recently she competed in the Irish Indoor Open Archery Competition In Dundalk, Co. Louth. Many countries from Europe […]

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.

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 […]

Amanda Collins, Emma Clarke and Shannen Lane (Athena) write:
We recently won the local Enabling Access poster competition and were invited to an award ceremony in Dublin. We arrived this afternoon at City Hall with our Class Tutor Ms McVeigh and were welcomed by the Lord Mayor of Dublin. We listened to five guest speakers at […]

Megan Brady (5th Yr) writes:
Our business project Shopoly made it through to the regional finals of Dragons Den. Shopoly is a board game and app based in a supermarket environment that teaches you children how to use money in a fun and and educational way.On Thursday the 15th of November we went to […]

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. […]

Paige Conroy (Apollo) writes:
I first became interested in golf when I participated in golf lessons with the school when I was a first year student. Now I have a handicap of 19 which qualified me to play in an all-Ireland competition for under 18’s.This competition was on a links course in Sea Point, Co. Louth. […]

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.

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:

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 […]

Concern debates

February 2, 2012 | Leave a Comment

This is the season for the Concern Debates, Concern’s flagship school activity. This week our team of Emer, Lisa, Raja and Yvette went to Moyne Community School with their coach Ms McGlade and a small group of suporters. The topic being debated was that “Africa’s growing population is preventing its development”. The chief judge was […]

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 […]

Eimear Kelly (TY Europa) writes:
Eimear Kelly, Ciara Deering and Laura Young will be participating in the BT Young Scientist Exhibition in the RDS, Dublin this week from January 11th until January 14th. Our project is based on mental health. We are creating a mental health teaching pack to improve and develop mental health education. This […]

Get your entries in for the TY Photographic competition, on the theme of positive mental health – entries by December 9th to Ms Rogan please.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Anne Marie Connolly and Gemma Cullen (TY Monnet) write:

Transition year art students with the help of their teacher Ms. Molloy got the opportunity to compete in the Milk It! Awards. The Milk It! Awards is an awareness programme involving the creativity and might of students to communicate with fellow teens. Students are given important health […]