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 […]

In December Transition Year students entered a European Studies Programme Competition under the guidance of Mrs Gaffney (European Studies Teacher). The competition involved the production of a brochure to inform our peers about one of the Millenium Development Goals and to propose a future development goal and explain the need for such a goal. A […]

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.

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 […]

WIMPS Media Camp

September 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Megan Brady (Student editor) writes:
Near the end of my summer holidays I went to  Belfast for a week to attend the WIMPS Media Camp 2013. I had never been in Belfast before and was I was looking forward to see what it was like. I had an amazing time, met lots of new friends and I got […]

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.

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. […]

Tare Kearns and Orla Murphy (Athena) write:
On the 22nd of October 28 Loreto students hosted 32 Dutch exchange students in their homes. There were many activities organised for this visit.
On Monday we had three activities throughout the day – these included an Irish soda bread baking and pumpkin carving workshops, tai chi and a forensic […]

Aoife McEntee and Orla Ward (Athena) write:
As part of our Dutch exchange students’ very enjoyable week in Ireland at the end of October, we joined them on their trip to Galway. We departed early on the Thursday morning, and 3 hours later we arrived in Salthill, Galway. When we got there we split up and […]

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 […]

Lisa Smith and Kayleigh McCaffrey (TY) write:
On the 31st of August our TY classes got the opportunity to visit Lough Key to have fun and bond as a year. When we arrived we all lined up to get our harnesses and gloves. We then set of to get the run of what was entailed for […]

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 Monday the 23rd of January, five TY students travelled with Ms. Gaffney to Bergen-op-Zoom in the Netherlands. As they arrived at the train station in Bergen-op-Zoom, they met their hosts and were whisked away to their homes for the week. They spent the week living as a student in Bergen-op-Zoom going […]

Ciara Deering, Loreto World challenge group writes:
On the 8th of October our group met in Butlersbridge to get on a mini bus to bring us Down for the weekend. We arrived with rucksacks on our backs, big boots on our feet and warmly rapped up. To get started we had to pick a place to […]

The Book of Kells

November 10, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Aisling Bourke (TY Hibernia) writes:
On Thursday the 10th of November, the Transition year students, along with the visiting Dutch students, went on a fascinating and enjoyable trip to see the Book Of Kells in Dublin. In the heart of Dublin city, we walked through the cobbled streets of Trinity College. Inside the magnificent Old […]

Aimée Maguire (TY) writes:
Today the Transition Year students along with our visitng Dutch exchange students from T’Rijks school travelled to Rosnowlagh beach in Donegal to Turf ‘n Surf. Our plan was to try and catch some waves although that didnt quite work out for all of us. On arrival we were given wetsuits and split […]

Report and pictures by Rebecca Packenham & Zuzanna Voskarova.
Rebecca:
On Wednesday the 12th of October our class went to the zoo on an ecology trip. When we first went to the zoo we got to look around for 45 mins while the other class were being inducted. When we were the the monkeys were being fed, […]

Ciara Deering (TY Europa) reviews Ger Carey’s show Psycho Spaghetti:
“I recently attended this show and to be honest it was the best stand-up comedy routine I have ever seen. I have watched adult stand-up comedy on TV but it is not all revenant to teenagers. However Psycho Spaghetti was just prefect for 15 to 18 […]

Aloighse Gumley (TY Hibernia) writes:

On the 29th of September our TY’s went to Dublin to the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin Contemporary and Chester Beatty Library. These shared with us a variety of different styles of art. In the Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Street, Francis Bacon’s work is immensly popular. He is an International importance. […]

Yvonne Brady and Emily Brady (TY) write:
As part of our introduction to TY, the two classes Europa and Hibernia went to Tanagh Outdoor Adventure Centre with Ms Doonan. We met the centre staff and started with a talk on safety. Then we divided into five groups, to allow us to get to know all the […]

Lauren Freehill and Aislinn Tierney (TY Monnet) write:
On Thursday of exchange week the Dutch students and Loreto TYs headed off to Dublin for the day! The bus was filled with friendly banter and our very own lively class of Monnet provided the “ceol agus craic” factor for our guests. We arrived at Trinity College Dublin […]

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 […]

Two of our students are participating in an exchange with students from Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The German students spend three weeks in April with us, including one week at our school. During this time they have had trips to Gaelic Football, Dublin City, the Aran Islands and Bundoran as well as experiencing life in Cavan […]

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 […]

Transition Year European Studies students are hosting visitors this week from our four Comenius project partner schools in Norway, Estonia, Spain and Holland.
Details of the visit can be found at the project website.

The two Transition Year classes, Monnet and Schuman, attended the brilliant “Psycho Spaghetti Two” in the Newgrange Hotel in Navan, with our two English teachers Ms Murtagh and Ms Buckley. Performed by Ger Carey, it is a brilliant comedy written specifically for young people around the ages of fifteen to eighteen. The hilarious […]

From the 17th-22nd October, a group of 28 TY students travelled to the Netherlands, as part of an exchange programme with a Dutch school. We spent two days at school with the Dutch students taking part in various activities such as dancing and PE, we also went on a day trips to Amsterdam and to […]

GIDDY UP!

December 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

As part of our Transition Year some of the students in our class when on an exchange trip to Holland. The students who stayed in Ireland had an activity-based week. One of the days we went horse-riding.  We split into two groups – one went riding while the other group did stable management. It was […]