State Flag Presentation Ceremony
On Monday 7th March, Nenagh College Students, Emma Carey, Natasha O’Brien, Jason Dwan, Kia Hynes and their teacher Mr. Cox travelled to Croke Park to attend the Thomas F. Meagher State Flag Presentation Ceremony. Over 300 schools across Ireland were invited to attend the ceremony which amounted to 6000 participants. The event itself was hosted by Late Late Show presenter Ryan Tubridy. In attendance for the ceremony were representatives from the Gardai and all branches of the Defence Forces. The special guest of honour was President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabine. Sponsors of the event included the FAI, GAA, Kerry Group and Navillus Contracting. Nenagh College student Jason Dwan was included on Monday 7th March’s RTE Six one Evening News. The main goal of the Thomas F. Meagher Foundation was to promote pride and respect for the Irish flag and its meaning for peace by encouraging active citizenship through schools awards and scholarships. The Thomas F. Meagher Foundation aims to promote pride in and respect for the Irish Flag and its true meaning of peace on this Island.
Scifest@school was held in Nenagh College on Tuesday 2nd March. The aim of this science fair is to encourage a love of science, technology and maths through active, collaborative, inquiry-based learning and to provide a forum for students at local, regional and national level to present and display their scientific investigations.
Eight projects will represent Nenagh College in LIT Thurles on May 4th: Music and the Brain by Thyra Burke and Thomas Galvin, No taste without Saliva by Eva Lawlor and Rebecca Kenneally, Testing juices for vitamin C content by Allanah Dunne, Denise Cullagh and Joseph Donnelan, Crisp taste test by Sandra Boland and Leah Gleeson, Evaporation of liquids by Joe Kitson, Kieran O Connor and Johnny Hogan, Freshest Flowers by Emily Donnellan, Dry Eye Syndrome by Aaron Reilly and Adam Fitzgerald and investigating the speed of light using chocolate by Katelyn Ryan and Leanne Ryan.
LCA Students Supporting Crumlin Children’s Hospital
Congratulations to our fifth year LCA students who set up “Bialinn” (restaurant) on Thursday 10th of March and catered for staff lunches with the proceeds raised going to Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin. All guests were very professionally greeted with orders taken for a wide-ranging four course lunch menu which showcased the culinary skills of the group. The group, with their teachers Ms Hanlon and Ms Kavanagh, are to be congratulated on the excellent standard in the Bialinn and we look forward to further opportunities to dine there. Well done.
On Friday 11th March, 25 students from Nenagh College visited Blackwater Outdoor Activities Centre in Castletownroche, Co. Cork. The trip was organised by fifth year students, Karen Robinson, Ciara Kearns and Natasha O’Brien, as part of their LCVP class. Students experienced a range of activities including zip lining, orienteering and archery. Students were accompanied by their teachers, Ms Madden-Murphy and Ms Egan. A fantastic day was had by all.
Animal Welfare visit
Forty four first year students from Nenagh College travelled to Limerick Animal Welfare, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick on Wednesday 9th March. Students were given a guided tour of the facility and were offered an insight into the wonderful work carried out by the dedicated staff. Students were accompanied by their CSPE teachers, Ms Heffernan and Ms Egan.
Ms McKenna and Ms Howard’s Leaving Certificate English classes attended an outstanding performance of Shakespeare’s King Lear in the Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick on the 20th of January. The students found it a thoroughly enjoyable performance and an excellent revision tool for their mock exams in February.