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TY "French" Students raise €230 for Charity

 

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TY Students raise €230 for the Hope Centre by hosting a French themed coffee morning. We would like to thank Ms Dempsey, TY students and staff involved and all those who generously donated to a worthy charity.

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Celebration of Proclamation Day

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 Celebration of Proclamation Day

Well done to all involved in a fantastic afternoon of song, music, drama, poetry and art in the College as we celebrated Proclamation Day, commemorating events of Ireland in 1916 and creating a vision for the country in the future. Proclamation Day: a 'once in a generation' occasion!!

 

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Trad for Trocaire

Tuesday 8th March - Trad for Trocaire

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Last Tuesday our school hosted a Trad for Trocáire sing along and dance. The Transition Year students
arranged for us to get wrist bands for Trad for Trocáire. They sold them on the
day for two euros a band.

We also noticed on this day that we have some very talented students in our school and also the Principal
Mr. Lillis. We enjoyed singing from all of our students and some lovely Irish
dancing and some cow girl dancing to the song wagon wheel. Everyone worked hard
for the enjoyable event. All students, parents and teachers sang along to the
songs. We all worked so hard and we even had Michael Darcy from the band Cornerboy
in our school to sing for us!! We practised so much and made this day an
enjoyable time for everyone. All teachers, parents and students sang along to
the songs. It was an amazing day in the end.

by Amy Fitpatrick ( First Year)

 

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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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