Transition Year Manchester Trip! - 17 May 2015

On the 30th of April Colaiste Lorcain’s Transition Years, along with, Ms Wafer, Ms Gavigan and Mr McGovern left Castledermot at 6am and headed to Dublin port to catch a ferry to Holyhead. Once we arrived it was back to our bus and off to Cheshire Oaks, a large outlet store
near Manchester. We had a great time here hunting for bargains and checking out the all the designers shops. Having finished our shopping we drove to our hotel, The Premier Inn, and made a beeline to our bedrooms!

 After some time to unpack and freshen up we had dinner at  the hotel before leaving for a local bowling alley. Everyone had lots of fun playing pool and other arcade games, as well as some great rounds of bowling! The next day we were up bright and early again as we were off to Alton

Towers right after breakfast! We arrived at the theme park right on
time and made a beeline for all the best roller coasters! I have to
say I was really impressed by the place and had a brilliant time.
Traffic slowed our journey to the hotel, so it was straight to dinner
once off the bus. After dinner we travelled to The Trafford Centre, a
massive shopping centre nearby, where  we went to the cinema.

On day three we enjoyed a lie in, before heading to The Trafford Centre
for shopping, a lot of shopping! We left laden with bags and after a
quick drive we arrived at Old Trafford, the football stadium. We were
here to watch a match between West Brom and Manchester United. After
watching the players arrive, we took some group photos and had time to
look around and soak up the pre-match atmosphere before heading to our
seats. Once the match had started we were soon caught up in the
excitement of the fans around us. Unfortunately for the Manchester
United supporters around us the home team were beaten! Outside the
stadium we waited to see the players leave and were lucky enough to
get some of the players to take selfies with us and give out
autographs. Back at the hotel we enjoyed a late dinner and an even
later curfew!

We had an early start to our last day and after some rushed packing we
boarded our bus and set off to Old Trafford. Here we were given a tour
of the stadium. We got access to all areas of the stadium, such as the
press room, the directors’ seats and even the players’ dressing rooms.
I’m not a soccer fan, but all the same I really enjoyed this tour and
I learned a lot. After the tour it was back to the bus, which brought
us to Holyhead where we boarded the same ferry we arrived on. Once
back in Dublin, we boarded the bus for the last time and headed for home.
We arrived back in Castledermot church car park bang on time at 7pm, where our
parents were waiting for us. We were all super tired and will cherish great
memories of a wonderful trip!

 By Laura Corrigan, TY

Coláiste Lorcáin's Annual Mill Walk Fundraiser - 11 May 2015

Our annual Mill Walk Fundraiser will take place on Firday 15th May.  Can all students please return their sponsorship cards for Thursday the 14th of May. We thank our local community for their contribution in support of our long standing tradition here at Coláiste Lorcáin.


Boys Basketball New Kit 2015 - 28 April 2015

Our boys basketball team have now received a brand new kit.  The kit now comprises of a newly designed jersey and shorts in striking black and yellow. We would like to thank our proud sponsors Raths and Londis for their generous local support. We wish the boys well with their new threads. 


School News

Summer Newsletter '15
24/06/2015 10:56 | Colaiste Lorcain Community College

Newsletter Summer 2015.pdf

Ist Prize Win at The National Law Mock Trial Competition
23/05/2015 13:29 | Colaiste Lorcain Community College

A big congratulations is in order for our TY’15 law team. The team travelled to Tullamore last Thursday to take on 8 teams in the National Law Mock Trials. The team took on CBS, Portlaoise to win the first round. The semifinal round was an easy victory against Colaiste na Carraige, Donegal.  We then faced tough competition from Presentation College, Athenry in a tense final. The team battled hard to achieve a 3 point victory. This is our very first time to win first prize and bring home the Perpetual Shield to Colaiste Lorcain. Well to done all for their tremendous hard work!

Sing for Joy
28/04/2015 14:25 | Colaiste Lorcain Community College

On Tuesday the 21st of April the third year music class had their practical exam for their junior cert. The class of 24 sang a huge range of songs from "I dreamed a Dream" from the musical Les Miserables to "Little Talks " by Monsters and Men. There was some instrument playing as well, such as the drums and piano. All students put all their effort into their performances and done really well in the exam. 


Student News

Top Three Transition Year Trips
20/05/2015 10:32 | TY Students

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Transition Year ‘15 - The Highlights!
17/05/2015 22:29 | TY Students

TY History Trip
17/05/2015 21:32 | TY Students

On Thursday the 26th of March Transition Years, along with Ms McFarland and Ms Fox went on a history trip. Our first stop was the Athy Heritage Museum where we found out about The Gordon Bennet Road Race, the 1798 Rebellion, WW1 and Ernest Shackle ton. I enjoyed seeing how these events affected Athy and the surrounding areas. Following a stop for lunch at White-water we headed to the Curragh of Kildare. After a quick kick about we were given a tour of the Curragh Camp museum. There was plenty to see here the highlight being one of the armed Rolls Royce cars Michael Collins travelled in. This was a most interesting trip and we all learned a great deal, not only about Ireland, but also about our local community.


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