2nd Year History Field Trip

Last Friday our second-year students went on a History trip. The trip took us to two different locations. Our first location was Bunratty Castle in Clare. This connected with the Medieval aspect of the course. Our guide was excellent in bringing medieval customs and architecture to life. Our students showed a huge interest in the first stop of our trip.

After Bunratty, we went to Craggaunowen open air museum. This connected with the Bronze and Iron age aspect of the History curriculum. This place is an absolute gem for any young History enthusiast. We had three guides here. Each guide was connected to a different aspect of The Bonze and Iron Age. Our first guide gave a detailed account of how life was during this period. She spoke about cooking styles, family life, work, arts and crafts and Burial Customs. Our second guide took us into a Crannóg and went through all the different aspects of Brehon Law. This was very popular amongst our Historians. However, our last guide was a credit to the site. He showed us a live demonstration in another Crannóg of Iron Ore smelting and gave the lads an opportunity to take part themselves. It really brought our History book to life.


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Congratulations to Bartek!

20180413_134828Congratulations to First Year, Bartek Drapinski, pictured here recieving his Samsung Tablet from Shona O’ Dwyer, St. Jarlath’s Credit Union and TY manager for this term, Caimin Keavney. The  tablet  was raffled between all students who saved weekly with the School Credit Union during the second school term.  
Another raffle will take at the end of the school year for any student who has made a lodgement with the School Credit Union during the year. The prize  is a €50 “One for all” voucher.  Many thank s to all students involved and Ms. Comer the Transition Year Business teacher.

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Health and Safety School Closure

Due to deteriorating weather conditions tonight and worsening of these conditions forecast for tomorrow we have decided that the College will remain closed tomorrow in the interests of the health and safety of our school community. We will keep you updated as to the situation for Friday. Thank you for your understanding. Keep safe and warm!
Further information will be issued through the school app which can be downloaded  by searching for St. Jarlath’s College in the App Store or on Google Play.

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Senior Football Championship Quarter Final


St.Jarlath_s v Roscommon 006The St. Jarlath’s College Senior football team came up against Roscommon CBS in the first round of the championship on Wednesday. Throw in was at eleven o clock in The Connacht Centre of Excellence.
St. Jarlath’s started well and got on the score sheet when Tony Gill kicked a point in the first minute of the game. Within five minutes St. Jarlath’s had the ball in the back of the net after another Tony Gill effort bounced down off the crossbar. Darragh Silke finished to the net with both players looking to claiming the goal as their own!
In the following minutes St. Jarlath’s missed two further goal chances which could have been crucial.
Finally, after twelve minutes Roscommon CBS kicked there first point to make it 1-1 to 0-1. St. Jarlath’s were next to score with Eoin Mannion kicking a point but Roscommon CBS responded with a fine score.
From the seventeenth minute up to the twenty fourth minute St. Jarlath’s kept Roscommon in their half of the pitch and kicked two scores, coming from Tony Gill and Darragh Silke.
Roscommon CBS fought back at the end of the first half scoring 2-2 without reply. The first goal was the result of some sloppy defending by St. Jarlath’s – the ball bouncing through the full back line and ending up in the back of the net. The second goal was a penalty given away in the twenty-ninth minute which was almost saved by the goal keeper, Donie Halleran.
The first half ended with Roscommon CBS in the lead by four points with the score 1-4 to 2-5.
St. Jarlaths came out in the second half on fire, scoring two goals and five points without reply. The points came from Conor O’ Neill, Conor Newell, Tony Gill and two from Daragh Silke and the goals were scored by Alan Morris and Daragh Silke. Goalkeeper Donie Halleran was forced the make a brilliant save which was one of two missed goal chances by Roscommon CBS.
St. Jarlath’s started to introduce subs; Sean Raftery for Keith Boyle, Cathal King for the injured Conor O’ Neill and Michael Collins for the injured Hugh McDonagh.
Roscommon CBS managed a couple of points but it was all going the way of the boys from Tuam.
Liam Kelly, Joe Staed and Conor O’Shaughnessy also came on in the final quarter when St. Jarlath added a well worked fourth goal ensuring that we ran out winners on a scoreline of 4 12 to 2 8.
Next up is Rice College Westport in the Semi final. This game is due to be played after the mid-term break.
Luke Fahy, Transition Year.
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Les Misérables

MIS 128The annual St. Jarlath’s college operatic society with conjunction with Scoil Bhríde, The Mercy presented one of the greatest musicals of all time Les Misérables. The show ran for three nights Wednesday 13th  to  Friday 15th  December  to packed house each night. To say that the show was a success would be an understatement!
The show was under the direction of Ronan Lardner with musical direction from Shane Farrell who was aided by Connie Burke, Mary Murphy and Rachael Brennan.
The hardworking cast, the stage crew and orchestra all contributed to help make this adaption capture the imagination and enthusiasm of the audience each night.
Winning score songs “I Dreamed a Dream “, Do you Hear the People Sing?”, One Day More “, and “On My Own” packed moments of emotion and drama for the audience.
It’s grand epic tale and glorious music have made it one of the longest running musicals of all time and indeed a major triumph for everyone involved in this year’s show.
Time for a well-earned break and looking forward to next year which will be the 75th anniversary of opera productions held in St. Jarlaths College. The College Amateur Operatic Society has produced a yearly musical known as the Opera for the locals of Tuam since 1944, making it one of the longest continually running amateur shows in Ireland. This proud tradition is one of the primary sources for the expression of musical and acting ability in the College, and has produced exceptional talent throughout its long history.
Les Misérables is another proud testament to this fact, and we are extremely proud of all involved with this year’s production.
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