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1916 Flag Commemoration ceremony in Croke Park

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Coláiste Abbain’s representatives Brianna Furlong, Laoise Doherty, Lee Dunne and Anneliese Ni Murchu in Croke Park.

Colaiste Abbain pupils have been presented with copies of the national flag and the Proclamation at a special ceremony at Croke Park in Dublin in advance of the Easter Rising centenary commemorations.

Every secondary school was represented yesterday (Monday 7th March) in what was the biggest public event to date to mark the centenary.

President Michael D Higgins told the gathering the Rising had been a “stunningly ambitious act of imagination.....It is testament to the enormous success of the Easter Rising in capturing the imagination of the Irish people that the Tricolour flag which, at the time, was little known even among the rebels, rapidly became accepted as the unquestioned symbol of the Irish independence movement,” Mr Higgins said. 

Students were told how Thomas Meagher, one of the Young Irelanders, had modified the symbol of revolutionary France to suit the Irish context. It had first been flown in Waterford in 1848.

Pictured below is the Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh and First Year Colaiste Abbain students.

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Interschools Show Jumping

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Laoise Doherty (1st Year) took part in the Interschools Show Jumping event representing Coláiste Abbain in the singles on Saturday 27th February. She narrowly lost out on 1st place by only 2 seconds. Laoise claimed 2nd place which was a great achievement for herself and the school.

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Sporting Success Feb 2016

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Nathan O Brien (1st Year) has also had success in Boxing in his nomination for the Cadettes and as Best Boy Boxer 2015 by Wexford I.A.B.A. Nathan competed in the Mickey Andrews National Boxing competition 2 and last weekend - Saturday 27th Feb  - he won the Leinster Final in Boy 2 (39kg).

3rd Year student Jack Murphy- picture below-  represented Wexford last weekend ( 21/2/16) winning the U15 Leinster Handball Semi Final against Carlow. Hard luck to Jack as he was defeated on Saturday 27th Feb in the Leinster Final.

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Congratulations also to Nikhitta O Leary Doyle (1st Year) who is the County Champion in Girl 4 Boxing (56kg).

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Parent Teacher Meeting- 10th March 2016

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Parents/Guardians: Reminder about Parent Teacher Meeting on Thursday 10th March for 3rd and 6th Year Groups from 4pm-6.30pm. Students do not have to attend with parents.

Christmas Raffle Winners

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Christmas Raffle Winners

  • €100  Debbie Carr
  • €100  Caroline & Emma Whelan
  • €100  Jim White
  • Hamper   Lisa Butler
  • Hamper   Liam Booth
  • €50 Oil Voucher    Bridget Fortune
  • €50 Oil Voucher    Geraldine Bradley
  • Christmas Cake   Mary Morris
  • Christmas Pudding    Georgina Delaney
  • Fruit Hamper   Aoife Breen
  • Beauty Hamper    Sabrina Wilson
  • Bottle Whiskey     Richie Power
  • Bottle Wine    John Furlong
  • Tin Biscuits    Kieran Furlong
  • Tin Biscuits    Kay Whelan

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Address: Adamstown, Co. Wexford
Phone: 053 924 0564
Fax: 053 924 0836
Email: info@colaisteabbain.ie

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