News from Nenagh College 02/05/2017

May 2, 2017

Junior Eurovision

In February 2017, Cailin Creamer, a first year student in Nenagh College, decided to enter the highly competitive Junior Eurovision.  This competition is sponsored by TG4 and seeks to find Ireland’s entry for Junior Eurovision.  The overall winner will travel to Georgia in November 2017 to compete against other European countries.

In the first heat, Cailin had to travel to Cork and sing two songs of her own choosing.  The judges really liked her voice and without hesitation put her through to Round 2.

Cailin was then faced with the task of composing and performing an original song in Irish. For this she enlisted the help and expertise of fellow students, teachers in school and musician friends – Denis Carey and Anthony Monaghan – to write an original song as Gaeilge.  With this task completed,  Cailin travelled to Dublin for her audition.  Again, the judges were impressed by what they heard.  Cailin quickly got a call telling her she was through to the live TV heats.

On Monday 15th May Cailin will take part in the first of the live competitive heats.  This will be recorded in RTE’s Donny brook studios to be broadcast at a later date.

We wish Cailin the very best of luck. We hope she enjoys the experience.  We are very proud of a most unassuming and highly talented young lady as she represents her school and parish.

Darkness into Light

Nenagh College hosted the first Darkness Into Light walk last May 2016. Nenagh Darkness Into Light raised over €25,000 for Pieta House. We would like to thank all our volunteers who contributed numerous hours and services. We would also like to thank all our sponsors who generously assisted with food and drinks making it such a successful event. Nenagh DIL sincerely thank the following and apologise if we have left anyone out:

Tipperary ETB, The Guardian, Lodge Security Services, Silvermines Folk Choir, Order of Malta, The Red Cross, Nenagh Ormond Search and Rescue, The Men’s Shed, Nenagh Tidy Towns, Tipp FM, Lidl, Dunnes, The Value Centre, Steeples, Tesco, O Connors, Ger Gavin, Cinnemon Alley, The pantry, Quileys, Cafe Q, Flynns, Mulrooneys, Peppermill, Kiely Catering, Timple Tuohy Foods, Tom Doherty Nenagh Camera,, Nenagh Parish, Community Notice Board, Melissa K, Nenagh Tennis Club, Kiladangan GAA, Nenagh Camogie, Nenagh GAA, Electric Ireland and anyone who assisted in any way – Thank You.

Alzheimer’s Tea Day

Well done to Ahana Maharaj and Katie Whelan (5th Year Students) who baked and hosted the Alzheimer’s Tea Day today in the canteen in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland. They are pictured with here with Mary Ryan, representative from the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland’s Nenagh Branch. This fundraising and awareness event also served as Ahana and Katie’s Action Plan for their LCVP portfolio.

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