We are delighted to announce that the 17th edition of the Journal of the Old Tuam Society will be in shops on Friday 6th of November. This year we have five students from Dunmore Community School whose articles were chosen to be published. Earlier in the year we entered Break the Seal competition and as part of this competition, we linked in with Ms. Anne Tierney President of the Old Tuam Society. She was so impressed with our students work that she agreed to publish five of our articles. They include a mystery plane landing in Lissybroder Dunmore in 1962, the murder of Thomas McEver in May 1921, a student’s great grandfather in the IRA. A family letter from Private James Quinn from Darrary, Dunmore and our student who came third place in the overall competition whose essay is called Trailblazing Tinkers. Normally there is an annual launch for JOTS but due to COVID restrictions, this cannot take place. Amazingly this edition has over 120 pages. Eurospar in Dunmore will be selling the JOTS magazine. We hope you enjoy our students work!
- Make your own Halloween Covid-19 Compliant face mask
- Prizes for the best homemade and decorated mask in your year and the best male and female masks in the school overall.
- There will be a prize for the best staff mask also !!!
- €2 entry fee
- Proceeds to a Covid-19 charity
Date of competition: Friday 23rd November
On Tuesday 13th October our Transition years took a leap of faith and participated in a virtual poetry slam workshop. Working with Stephen Murray via zoom made the workshop interesting and challenging and has hopefully highlighted to them the importance of developing their online communication skills. For further information please see www.inspireland.ie
On Thursday 1st October Ms. Scarry and Ms. Grehan accompanied DCS TY to BaySports, Athlone. On a beautiful, sunny day the students engaged in the activities available at Ireland’s largest inflatable waterpark spread out over 1400 sq metres. Among the inflatables, they took on Tír na nÓg, the world’s tallest floating slide with plenty of excitement.
On Monday 14th September, Ms. Caroline Duggan NUIG’s School Liasion Officer gave two informative talks to our 6A and 6B classes inline with Covid-19 guidelines. She presented information to students on the wide range of undergraduate courses that will be available to them in Sept 2021 including the re-introduction of a degree in Agricultural Science. She gave students information on the upcoming virtual open day that will take place on Saturday 24th October. For further information please visit the website: www.nuig.ie