Corona Virus / COVID-19

For Latest Updates from the Department of Education & Skills, please follow this link:   https://www.education.ie/covid19



10 April 2020:  Minister McHugh Announces Postponement of State Examinations

12 March 2020Covid-19 – Statement from the Department of Education and Skills    

 Mar 12th 2020 Talking to Children and Young People about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Advice for Parents and Schools


Chief Medical Officer advice to parents and schools


Please see links below in relation to HSE advice re Corona Virus (COVID-19).




Protect yourself from coronavirus


  • wash your hands properly and regularly with soap and water or clean them with an alcohol-based hand rub
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze
  • put used tissues into a bin and wash your hands
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces


We are equally aware that there are many students and parents in Ireland for whom English/Irish is not their first language.

With this in mind, the Department of Health and the HSE have produced Covid-19 resources in a range of languages other than Irish and English which you can access below:


The languages currently available are Chinese, Italian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Latvian and Lithuanian.


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HSE Update: Mumps



We have had a number of reported cases of Mumps. Please see information from HSE by clicking the Links below:




Preventing transmission from individuals with mumps
Individuals with mumps should not attend work, school, college, university or child-care during their infectious period (i.e. for 5 days after onset of parotid swelling) in view of the possibility of transmitting virus to non-immune individuals.




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We are delighted that our Science Department are facilitating Scifest 2020 in Coláiste Abbáin with 1st Year students in May. 

How SciFest Benefits Students


  • it is locally based and there is no entry fee, making it highly accessible and inclusive

  • encourages students to develop an interest in science through an inquiry-based approach and hands-on activities

  • helps students to grow in confidence and develop their communication skills by exhibiting their work in a small, local, student-friendly environment

  • encourages students of all abilities and backgrounds to participate, lowering barriers and bringing the talents of diverse populations into the innovation pipeline

  • encourages and supports the greater participation of girls in STEM education

  • provides students with an opportunity to engage in activities that link science, maths, engineering and technology to their everyday lives and to society

  • provides students with an opportunity to visit their local third-level college, view the facilities and learn about the courses available, encouraging them to continue their STEM education into third-level

  • supports the inquiry-based, problem-solving approach promoted by the science and maths curriculum in second-level schools, thus improving students’ opportunities to achieve academic success



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Phone: 053 924 0564
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Email: info@colaisteabbain.ie

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