Run around Europe Challenge.

20171214_125329 (002)Mr. O’ Regan and all the Junior PE classes are taking part in the “Run around Europe Challenge”. This initiative is incorporated into their Pyhsical Education programme, which involves picking a capital in Europe and collectively running  the equivalent distance to that city.
It makes for exciting classes in PE and is a means to also broadening student’s knowledge of Europe. Mr. O’ Regan is charting their progress each week until they reach their  destination!

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Art and Music Cultural Day

20171019_172929The music and art dept travelled to Dublin on the 19th Oct for  a cultural day. The TY students and 5th year art class and 5th and 6th year music students were accompanied by their teachers Ms Conlon, Ms Feerick and Ms Kenny. Their first stop was to the National Art Gallery, Dublin. Ms Conlon’s group had a guided tour of the Dutch and Yeats section in the gallery, whilst Ms Feerick and Ms Kenny gave a self-guided tour with the remainder. The trip to the gallery is a rewarding experience. There are so many pieces to see, created in so many different styles and in so many historical periods.
The art group then went on to the National Museum and the Natural History Museum.
The TYs and Ms Burke’s music group with Ms Kenny and Ms Feerick went on to see the show Miss Saigon in the Bord GAIS Theatre.
Miss Saigon is a powerful dramatic musical based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madam Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover.

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History Talk

On Monday 23rd October a former student of St. Jarlath’s College, Martin O’ Donoghue, spoke to fifth and sixth year history students about the events of Easter 1916 and The War of Independence that occurred in the Tuam area. 
It was a fascinating lecture exploring the reasons behind the failure of the Rising in Galway and the increasing support for Sinn Fein in Tuam after the rising. Martin also spoke about the infamous burning of Tuam by the British Crown forces in July 1920 in retaliation for the murder of two RIC men by the IRA.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the talk and thanked Martin for the informative and interesting lecture.
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