St. Jarlath’s College 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.While debating has a long history in the College, with the original Students’ Debating Society being organised in 1972, it had fallen into decline in recent years. In 2008 however, Jarlath’s teachers Ms Brighid Cannon and Ms Eilis Flanagan helped organise a group of leaving cert students into a small Literary and Debating Society.Read about the Gaisce, Presidents award for Transition Years in St. Jarlaths.Music has forever been an important part of life in Tuam, especially in the schools. Back in the days of boarding in Jarlath’s, student bands were among the most popular extracurricular activities for students away from home, with an often experience being a band practice in the dorms ringing out across the grounds to be heard by the Senior team training below.
Art clubbers busy working on their ‘Mind Your Mental Health’ posters for Mental Health Ireland school competition. More information on the competition can be found at this link http://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/school-projects/.