Category: transition year

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Animal Awareness Day

Coláiste Muire hosted an animal awareness day on the 16th of March. Students met puppies from the “Munster Lost and Found” charity and donated €2 to help reunite lost pets with their families and to help re-home stray animals.

Forty students from all Years entered a photography competition. This competition was judged by a representative from the charity.  FREE Munster Lost and Found 2017 Calendars were given to the entrants and valuable prizes were awarded.

The sum of 355 euro was raised for the charity and students enjoyed the experience. Thanks to everyone who supported the project.

Transition Year Applications for 2017/2018

There will be an information evening for parents of 3rd Year students who are considering the Transition Year programme in Coláiste Muire.

Students can apply by filling out the Transition Year application form 2017/18 below. The outline of the programme can be viewed here: TY presentation 201718. Please contact the coordinator at if there are any questions. There are some relevant links below:

TY Ireland

Garda vetting

Newspaper article



Tour of Rome and Florence: February 2017

Video by Nicole O’Leary

Senior students of Coláiste Muire travelled to Rome and Florence on February 16th 2017. The tour had a historical and art-history theme involving tours of the Colosseum, Vatican and the  Uffizi  and Borghese Gallaries. Students also got to make their own pizzas and embarked on  night-time walking tour of Rome. For a full itinerary, click on this link: Rome booklet 2017 – Copy.

Coláiste Muire student to represent Ireland at Physics Olympiad in Copenhagen

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Andrew Nash was selected for the first round of the Physics Olympiad in October based on his Junior Certificate results. Another Coláiste Muire students, Alice Brady was also selected. From there he achieved a second place award in Physics. He was part of the top four which was selected for the second round which was a practical test. Following this, he was selected to represent Ireland in Copenhagen at E.U. Science Olympiad. We would like to congratulate Andrew and wish him the best of luck on his trip.

Transition Year Fota visit

Transition Year students visited Fota Wildlife Park on February 1st 2017. Students took part in team-building activities and learned about native Irish animals. They got an insight into the running of a large wildlife park. This trip was part of their Biology course.

Munster Driving campus

Transition Year students visited the Munster Driving campus on two separate days. 56 students in all were introduced to the world of drivng.

Munster Driving Campus is the only off-road driving campus in Ireland that gives the student all the challenges which they will encounter on our country roads, minus the traffic. 







Transition Year moviemaking

Film-maker, Conor Slattery gave a presentation to Transition Year students on Thursday.

TY students are working on a number of videos to be entered in competitions. See one example below by Nicole O’Leary. This video documents the TY week in Aghado in October.

Aghadoe 2016 from Coláiste Muire on Vimeo.

Below is another video by Nicole O’Leary which is entered in the “Livelife film competition”.

Below is another entry in the “Livelife film competition” by Charlotte May.

Coláiste Muire students impress at BT Young Scientist

Congratulations to Laura Cotter, Kate Cronin, Andrew Nash, Mia Dunne and Kelly Williams who represented the school admirably at the BT Young Scientist exhibition. Below are some of the highlights.

Andrew Nash, Kate Cronin and Laura Cotter receiving their awards



Andrew with his project             Kelly with her project



Mia with her project                                 Kate and Laura with their project


Andrew Nash explaining his project on the See Irish examiner article here.

Kate Cronin and Laura Cotter from Colaiste Muire Crosshaven, Cork with their project - The Power of Proximity an analysis of frendship experiences at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Kate and Laura in the Irish Times.

Listen to the audio file from the Nicky Byrne here. Start at 44 minutes and 50 seconds.

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Transition Year Work Experience

“Xhaven’s got talent” – 5 sell-out performances

December 16th 2016

Transition Year students have put on five wonderful productions of their play “Xhaven’s got talent”. This was  story about a village transformed when the famous talent competition arrives. Audiences followed the story of Daisy and Rory as they followed their dreams against the odds. Well done to all involved.

Profits from the show are being presented to the Simon Community this week.

(Pictures courtesy of Howard Crowdy)



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