Month: September 2016


Transition Year History tours


View if Harbour from Fort Camden


Emigrant’s story in Cobh


Prisoners on Spike Island

Transition Year students got to know their local history this week. Students too a two-hour tour of the local Fort Camden given by Rescues Camden volunteers, led by Eileen Murphy and Noel Condon.       On Thursday, 4A and 4C recently went on a Harbour tour to Spike Island and Cobh. They got a boat from Hugh Coveney Pier in Crosshaven to Spike Island. Here they had a guided tour around the island where they learned about the different bastions, the cells and what life was like on the island when it was used as a prison centre. There were many different rooms on the tour that showed the life of the prisoners who were kept there.

After Spike Island, they got the ferry to Cobh Pier. Here we had our lunch break at the bandstand with the lovely scenery surrounding us. After having lunch, we went to Cork Heritage Centre. They were given a ticket and a worksheet that we had to fill out throughout the exhibition. The exhibition had information from the famine, WW1, the Titanic, The Lusitania and other interesting showcases. After the tour, we headed back to Crosshaven via the ferry.

The future is food


Scone Demonstration with Trisha O’Flaherty

Twenty Transition Year students took part in a food programme, sponsored by Bord Bia. The Future is Food’ helps students to gain a better understanding of the Irish artisan food sector, as well as the wider food industry.


Groups of students will be developing their own food product which they will market and sell. In this initial session, Brendan Russel of Luben Consultancy and Trisha Flaherty of A Touch of magic gave a cookery master class.  Students participated in the making and tasting of breads, scones, cup cakes and chutney. We look forward to their products.


Coláiste Muire student wins Naughton Scholarship

Luke Fehily was awarded a Naughton Scholarship based on his excellent results in the 2016 Leaving Certificate. The scholarship is awarded to students who have excelled in the sciences and are pursuing courses in pure science at third level. The awards were presented in the science Gallery in TCD on September 24th by an Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Luke will study nanoscience in TCD and will receive €5000.00 each year for the four years of his undergraduate programme. The school will receive €1000.00 for the science labs.


Luke with the Taoiseach


Luke with his family

Fifth Year Ecology Trip