TY Gaisce Hike 2016
It was a mild and sunny morning, we left at 9am and the anticipation filled up the bus to Killarney. It was a long drive but as we got towards muckross house the scenery was beautiful. When we reached the start of the mountain the sun was beaming down our guide Ciaran who not only lead us to the top of the mountain but gave us a brief history lesson on the way. On our way we saw a lot of wildlife such as birds, butterflies deers and frogs. Ciaran explained to be careful not to step on the frog spawn because a year or two previous frogs were endangered there. The trail was easy to follow but rocky in some parts and filled with wild flowers and plants which added to the fun of it. We took a brief lunch break at a waterfall the scenery was amazing, some even skimmed stones across the waterfall it was a great experience so far.
After the break we continued our journey up the long steep pathway to the mountain. The weather was beautiful and motivated everyone to keep going. Everyone got along and were having a laugh which added to the atmosphere. As we reached our destination everybody was tired but kept going. The mountain was extremely difficult to climb but once everyone finished the view was absolutely breath taking and well worth it. Everybody was happy to go back to the hostel after a tiring day.
When we all got back to the hostel we prepared our dinner and cleaned up after. At around 9pm we went to the cinema everyone had a choice to either see London is falling or deadpool. Everyone was tired when we got back to our rooms and was lights out at 12am.
The next morning everybody had breakfast and was ready for the next part of the walk, we all packed our bags on the bus and looked forward to going home. The walk was easy and enjoyable with more amazing scenery like a castle and a lake. On the way home we all stopped at limerick for something to eat then swiftly made it back on the bus to go home. It was overall a brilliant and memorable experience.
Entrepreneurial Success continues for ‘Dunmore Agri’
Coláiste Phobal were on a winning streak again this week, with a number of teams receiving prizes at the annual Get up and Go awards held in Limerick on Wednesday 13/04/16. Among the winners were ‘Keyrings for You’, run by Joe Aherne, Jack Bourke and Dylan Carroll. They won an award for best marketing team. Jack Kirwans ‘The Ultimate Universal Water Steriliser’ won an innovation award. ‘Dunmore Agri’ comprising of Neil Maher and Jake Delaney won a marketing award and also a place at the National Finals in the Osprey Hotel in Naas on May 3rd. The Get up and Go awards are designed specifically for transition year students, to help them develop their leadership, creativity and innovative skills. The very best of luck to Neil, and Jake in the final with their bird and bat boxes and also their very innovative stake holder. We would also like to wish Jack Kirwan the very best in the National Enterprise Awards Final in Croke Park on Wednesday the 20/04/16 where he will be representing the school with his ‘Ultimate Universal Water Steriliser’. Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the Coláiste.