Category Archives: Schools

Presentation Castleisland Marks 90th Anniversary

Presentation Castleisland Marks 90th Anniversary

Nine decades dedicated to educating girls through their teenage years were celebrated at two special events to mark the 90th anniversary of Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland at the weekend. The school was founded by the Presentation Sisters in 1927 to allow pupils to continue their education in the same school after they finished sixth class.Read more…

Presentation Celebrates 90 years of Education in Castleisland

Presentation Celebrates 90 years of Education in Castleisland

Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland celebrates its 90th anniversary tomorrow, Friday, November 24th 2017. The date has been chosen as it coincides with celebrations for Presentation week which is an annual celebration for the school community. The celebrations will commence with a formal reception in the school in St. John’s Hall at 11am. for the staff,Read more…

Siobhán as Gaeilge agus Oileán Chiarraí ar TG4

Siobhán as Gaeilge agus Oileán Chiarraí ar TG4

On this Wednesday night, November 15th Castleisland will feature on a new TG4 programme ‘Gléasta chun Féasta.’ The programme takes a look at a special day in the life of someone who lives their life through Gaeilge. Past Pupil Siobhán Ní Lioncháin is a past pupil of Gaelscoil Aogáin who was taught by her principalRead more…

Luke Walsh – High Achiever in Maths & Science

Luke Walsh – High Achiever in Maths & Science

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has identified Luke Walsh as a high achiever in Maths and Science in the 2017 Junior Certificate Examination. Luke is a Transition Year student at St. Patrick’s Secondary School here in Castleisland. Irish EU Science Olympiad From this pool of talented students, Luke has been selected to participate in theRead more…

Parents’ Association on Gael Scoil Photo Hunt

Parents’ Association on Gael Scoil Photo Hunt

“Gael Scoil Aogain is 30 years going this year and we are looking for anyone who would have some old school photos and if they have would they please drop them into Bríd in the school office at College Road.” Photo Appeal That’s the opening line of an appeal by the parents’ association at theRead more…

Pres Class of 1997 Plotting a Reunion for October 21st

Pres Class of 1997 Plotting a Reunion for October 21st

Twenty years after leaving school, members of the Castleisland Presentation Girls Class of 1997 are plotting a reunion. The event is planned for the River Island Hotel on Saturday, October 21st at 9pm. The night is open to anyone who attended the school between 1992 -1997- including those who repeated years or left the schoolRead more…

Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project – A Labour of Love for Paddy Flynn

Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project – A Labour of Love for Paddy Flynn

For most students the dawning of their Leaving Cert year looms large and dominates the landscape and mindset for the duration. Not for Paddy Flynn. The St. Patrick’s College student, Cordal GAA Club PRO and now founder of the Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project is busier than ever at this important juncture in his youngRead more…

Teacher Mary Frances Retires from School She Attended as a Child

Teacher Mary Frances Retires from School She Attended as a Child

In her almost life-long association with Muire Gan Smál Presentation Primary School in Castleisland, a just retired teacher has gone through three transformations. As a pupil she was Mary Frances Woulfe. In 1982, as a newly qualified teacher, she became Miss Woulfe and later changed her name to Mrs. O’Shea. “My retirement marks the endRead more…

Special Day at Scoil Íde as Aidan O’Mahony Raises Active Flag

Special Day at Scoil Íde as Aidan O’Mahony Raises Active Flag

Past pupils, parents, teachers, retired teachers and a huge cast of current pupils were all on their best behavior bright and early on Wednesday morning. Former Kerry, All-Ireland winning footballer and Dancing with the Stars co-winner, Garda Aidan O’Mahony made his way to the highest school in the area on a special mission. Gaining FlagRead more…

Graduation Day at Bright Beginnings Pre-school

Graduation Day at Bright Beginnings Pre-school

Twelve children graduated in style at Bright Beginnings Pre-School on Wednesday. The excitement had been building all week with regular rehearsals taking place in the days prior to the big event. Songs and Rhymes Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends attended and enjoyed songs and rhymes prior to the presentation of certificates by pre-school teachers. BrightRead more…