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 […]

On Wednesday the 14th of October, the Loreto Cavan Student Council attended the national seminar for Student Councils in Loreto Post-Primary Schools.  The event was held in the Croke Park Conference Centre in Dublin.  We were welcomed by the Loreto Education Development Officer, Tríona Barrett.  Whilst broken up into different groups, mixing with representatives from […]

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 […]

The girls from Loreto College Cavan made the short trip to the home of championship football in Ulster, St Tiernach’s park Clones on Wednesday to contest the Ulster U-14 “B” final against a much fancied Our Lady’s Castleblaney team. When the sides met earlier in the group stages of the competition only a single point […]

This year Loreto College Cavan hosted the annual National Loreto Schools Tag Rugby Blitz on Friday the 1st of May at the Cavan Rugby Club.  It was attended by a number of Dublin schools.  Loreto College Cavan ‘A’ Team won out the competition for the second year in a row.  The event was a great success […]

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 […]

Congratulations to Michaela Gaffney, 6th Yr,  who received her All Star Award on the 12th of December 2014 at the presentation of the Ulster 2015 Post Primary All Star Awards.  Players representing schools from seven counties received their awards along with playing gear and hoodies.  The 25 selected took part in the All Ireland Inter […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ten TY Students and one 5th Year Student made their way to Galway on Friday the 21st of November.  Ending our road trip and reaching Galway, we headed to ‘Sleepzone Hostel’. We all bunked up together in a room with 5 Bunk beds!! On the first day, there was lots of team-building! We all split […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

This weekend our students are attending the Connaught-Ulster conference of the European Parliament (EYP) in Galway.
The students attending are (5th Yrs) Danielle Brady, Lorraine Connolly, Aoife Finan, Ruth Maloney Derham, Orla Murphy and (TYs) Aisling Creegan, Emma Clerkin, Laura Emmo, Elaine Hayden, Ciara Shiels, Cait Smith, Clodagh O’Reilly and Sarah Young.

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

Congratulations to 5th Year students Helen McDermott, Shannen Lane and Morna O’Hanlon who have chosen for the Ulster Rugby U-18 Development squad.

Cavan County Council invited Joanne O’Riordan (@nolimbsnolimits) to address the Active Minds Conference as part of the Ireland-Australian Rules celebrations at Breifne Park at the weekend. Some of our students, pictured above with Joanne in the Anglo Celt newspaper, were delighted to meet and chat with her at the conference.
Dearbhlá Dolan writes about meeting Joanne…
It […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ms Amond writes:
Best wishes to our team of 20 Fifth Year students and 4 teachers heading to Lourdes today. The students have volunteered and raised funds to travel, and will act as attendants with the Kilmore Dioscese Pilgimage this week. they are pictured here on their departure from the school this morning.

Caoilinn, Sarah, Ruth, Lisa and Rachael (TY) write :
Hi, we attended the ‘Get Up and Go‘ national enterprise Transition Year final today. We departed Cavan at 7am and arrived at the venue at 9am. We had our stand set up and ready to go at 10am (that’s us in the picture below). We met loads […]

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.

Lauren Kelly and Rebekah Lawlor (5th Yrs) write:
This year 5th year students were offered the chance to part take in fundraising to go on a pilgrimage to Lourdes from our Dioscese of Kilmore. 20 girls would be chosen to go alongside Fr Kevin and assisted pilgrims from the Kilmore diocese. In the beginning over 70 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Shannen Lane (Athena) writes:
From the 5th of November 2012 I attended the TYPE Programme in Trinity College Dublin. It was for 5 days, and I got to not only learn a lot about the many areas of physics but experience college life as well. The five days were mostly made up of one hour long […]

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. […]

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 […]

Aoife Finan (Apollo) and Lisa Smith (Athena), both pictured below, write:
My name is Aoife Finan and I attended the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Seminar on the 9th and 10th of October this year. I went to the seminar with my fellow student, Lisa Smith, to represent our school. The seminar was held […]

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, […]

Ms Dolan writes:
Congratulations to the TY Minicompany “You’re a Stair” on winning 1st Prize for Presentation at the TY Get up and go minicomany competition in Dublin today.
“Game-Gallery” for 2nd Prize for Innovation, and they have been selected to go forward to the National Finals in April.
Congratulations also to Aisling Bourke who was received the […]

Ciara Deering (TY) reports:
Five students (Ciara Deering, Megan Brady, Aishling Brouke, Lauren Freehill and Orlagh Daly) from our school where invited to take part in the National Conference of the European Youth Parliament in Dublin on the 2th – 4th of March 2012 after taking part at the regional finals in Monaghan of EYP.
We travelled […]

Megan Brady (TY) writes:
On Friday the 18th of November nine TY students and four 5th years headed off at 3 o clocks to Monoghan for a weekend to the European Youth Parliament Connaught-Ulster session. When they got off the bus they went into MacCartans College to register and then were brought into the bizarre world […]

Sarah Duggan, Emma Brady and Laura O’Conor write:
Hannah McDermott and Jean Lynch(5th Yr), Blainid Carney, Tessa Morgenroth and Sarah Duggan (6th Yr) represented the Student Council at a Seminar for Student Councils in Loreto Post-Primary Schools on Wednesday, 9th November in the Gresham Hotel in Dublin.
The Students were accompanied by Mrs. Cassidy, the Student Council […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Espana soleada!

April 4, 2011 | 5 Comments

On the 4th of April five students from Transition Year travelled with European Studies teacher Mrs Gaffney to represent the school, and Ireland, in our Comenius Project. The visit was hosted by Agora, a Spanish school in the small town of Saint Cugat near Barcelona.
AnnMarie Connolly, Kate McDonald, Sarah Olwill, Gráinne Power and Yvette […]

A group of nine Transition Year and Fifth Year students will travel to Galway this weekend for the regional stage of the European Youth Parliament. It is at this regional conference for Ulster and Connaught that students will be selected to represent their area at the national final. At the national stage delegates are chosen […]