Planning submitted for Photovoltaic Panels

We are delighted to have just applied to Galway County Council for Planning permission to erect 30m2 of Photovoltaic Solar Panels on the Southern Roof area of our School in two rows. These 19 photovoltaic solar panels, each comprising a number of solar cells, will help contribute to our electrical power and help us reduce our usage of the national grid. This is just one small step of our upcoming Deep Energy Retrofit which is taking place to our school this summer. More details to follow shortly.

Proposed position of the panels (above rooms 4G, 5G & 6G)
Plan of the school grounds showing the location of the proposed 19 panels.

UN YOUTH DELEGATE PROGRAMME 2019/2020

This could be of interest some of our current and past students- The National Youth Council of Ireland, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are delighted to announce the call for applications for the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2019 – 2020 which will support two young people aged between 18-25 years to join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations in New York in September/October 2019 and January/March 2020 (Dates TBC).

Applications by May 19th 2019 . Further details and application from available here.

Easter Break study advice

Excellent article in last weeks Irish Examiner that might interest our Exam students –
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/how-to-be-smart-about-studying-during-easter-break-916322.html

The two-week Easter break is time to gain ground ahead of June’s State exams, but not to the point of burnout, says Aileen Lee of the Irish Examiner. For the parents of students sitting the Junior or Leaving Certificates, the two-week Easter break carries the pressure of what can realistically be achieved study-wise. During the break, students can get ahead with their study and get into a better mind-frame for their State exams in June, but only so much can be done in two weeks..….

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Trip to Lourdes

Safe travels to our 5th-year student, Jane Ryder, who is traveling to Lourdes during the Easter with HCTP (Hosannah House and Children’s Pilgrimage Trust). She will be working with young children who have disabilities or are disadvantaged.  Well done Jane.

Grandparents’ Day

A lovely day of celebration was organized by Transition Year students for our First Year students and their Grandparents. Fr Fergal Cunnane celebrated a lovely Mass and all the First  Years were very proud to participate in the Liturgy. They displayed photographs and a collage remembering all their grandparents . Ms Annette Walsh and her choir added to the occasion with their lovely hymns and songs. There was great entertainment with music , song and dance following refreshments. All enjoyed a lovely day and it is hoped there will be many more occasions to celebrate the school and  parish links.

First Years to play in National Basketball Arena

Our First Year Boys Basketball team won their play-offs this week and will travel to the National Basketball Arena to play in the quarter/ semifinals. Dunmore CS hosted Belmullet & Newry on Monday in the All Ireland Play-offs. They were slow to start in the game against Belmullet and just held onto their lead on the final whistle. However, they had a great performance against Newry & won easily on a score line 38 to 6. 

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