Castleisland Students Unite to Break World Quiz Record

Castleisland Students Unite to Break World Quiz Record

As part of its 30th anniversary celebrations as Castleisland Community College and as long at its present location, the college is looking to Wednesday and the hosting of the second of its three events to mark the occasion. While the foundation of the college may lie in College Road and in the old 1935 established, Castleisland…

Combined Talent Show 2017 a Huge Success

Combined Talent Show 2017 a Huge Success

Talented students of two Castleisland secondary schools, St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s Presentation, took to the stage recently and entertained a packed St. John’s Hall with music, singing, dancing and comedy for over two hours. It was a fantastic night of entertainment. Students on Stage “It was wonderful to see our students on stage performing…

Castleisland Students Test Wits in All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad

Castleisland Students Test Wits in All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad

Talented problem solvers from St. Joseph’s Girls’ Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland tested their minds against the world’s toughest puzzles in logic, language and linguistics during the qualifying round of the ADAPT All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad yesterday, Wednesday, February 1st. Run by the ADAPT Centre and supported by Science Foundation Ireland, the contest challenges secondary school…

Local Schools in for Young Innovators Awards Today

Local Schools in for Young Innovators Awards Today

A group of Transition Year Young Social Innovators from St. Patrick’s and Presentation Secondary Schools in Castleisland have qualified for the Young Social Innovators of the Year National Awards Ceremony and showcase in Dublin today. “These awards in partnership with Ulster Bank recognise teams that have achieved significant impact through their social innovations. Y.S.I teams…

Heroic Students Rescue Mother and Baby from River in Castleisland

Heroic Students Rescue Mother and Baby from River in Castleisland

Two students from Castleisland secondary schools fell easily into the roles of hero and heroine on Tuesday when they rescued a local woman and her baby from the River Maine beside Herbert Bridge on the Killarney Road. Shay Walsh, Scartaglin and his girlfriend Alison Jones from Ballymacelligott were strolling along the river walk at lunchtime…

Lorraine’s Photograph Takes Top Prize in Nationwide Press Pass Competition

Lorraine’s Photograph Takes Top Prize in Nationwide Press Pass Competition

News is only filtering through this Monday afternoon that Lorraine Hanrahan’s photograph has won the NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass competition in Dublin. The St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary School pupil, Lorraine, from Scartaglin had her mobile phone taken photograph shortlisted for today’s finals and award ceremony. Pres, deputy principal, Padraig Kelleher expressed the delight of the…

Dublin Event a Huge Learning Experience for Pres Young Scientists

Dublin Event a Huge Learning Experience for Pres Young Scientists

The recent and highly publicised BT Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin provided a huge learning experience for St. Joseph’s Girls’ Presentation Secondary School representatives, Molly O’Callaghan and Gillian Hanifin. “The girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the event and while it helped in increasing their scientific knowledge and practical skills, they also…

Sudden Passing of Former Pres Principal Séamus Falvey

Sudden Passing of Former Pres Principal Séamus Falvey

The news of the sudden passing of Seamus Falvey last evening has come as a great shock to many in the community in Castleisland and its hinterland. As principal of St. Joseph’s Presentation Girls’ Secondary School from 2000 to 2012 the late Mr. Falvey would have been in regular contact with members of the wider…

Presentation Student Highly Commended in Cuisle Young Poet Competition

Presentation Student Highly Commended in Cuisle Young Poet Competition

Nell Nolan, a first year student of Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland pictured here being presented with her certificate for her participation in the Cuisle Young Poet of the Year Competition 2014 .  Nell was highly commended in the Intermediate section of the acclaimed International Poetry Competition.  Her English teacher, Joan McElligott (left) and Principal, Katarina Broderick are also in the picture.  Nell and her…

Postcard from the Past takes us back to 2001

Postcard from the Past takes us back to 2001

It was a time when tractors were parked up and left where they were. Cattle dealers’ lorries had birds nesting and hatching their young out in their engines. It was the Spring during which Ireland was gripped with fear that the Foot and Mouth epidemic would reach our shores. It had already crippled the farming…