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. 


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23rd May 2016

Student Awards 2015 - 2016

Well done to our students who were presented with their Awards for 2015 - 2016 by the Principal and Deputy Principal earlier today. The full list of winners is attached below, with a list of outstanding achievers / achievements by our students. We are very proud of all of you.

Student Awards Display Sheet 2015.pdf

CL Student Achievements 2015 2016.pdf

18th April 2016

Sr. Madeleine Ryan R.I.P.

We are deeply saddened and shocked to report the passing of Sr. Madeleine Ryan, Chairperson of our Board of Management. Sr. Madeleine gave outstanding service to our school -  as a Board member and as Chairperson, Board of Management. Her loss to her mother and her extended family and to her religious congregation is incalculable. Our loss as a school is immeasurable. Sr. Madeleine was wise and insightful in her leadership of the Board of Management. Above all else, she was warm hearted and deeply committed to ensuring that students and staff were looked after, challenged and supported. May she Rest In Peace and May Her Reward Be Great in Heaven.

Exam Timetables for Junior Cert. and Leaving Cert. 2016 can be downloaded from the Student Information Section of this website.

School News

Bank of Ireland Visit Next Tuesday 12th April
06/04/2016 12:26 | Colaiste Lorcain Community College

Representatives from Bank of Ireland will visit our school next Tuesday 13th April.  The four school bank team and reps will visit each year group from 1st to 5th years from 9.30am onwards. Students can open a Second Level Account with at the cost of 5 euro. 

'The Rising" Cross Curricular Weeks Begins Wed. 9th and "Proclamation Day" is on Tue. 15th March
06/03/2016 16:07 | Colaiste Lorcain Community College

“Proclamation Day”

Evening Study Begins Wed. 6th January: Please Forward Names to Ms Campbell
15/12/2015 11:41 | Colaiste Lorcain Community College

Evening Study Begins Wed. 6th January


Student News

Did someone say Dragon Boating? By Adanya Hott, TY
30/09/2015 16:10 | TY Students

With the new school year back in full swing, Coláiste Lorcáin's Tys are back in action. On the seventh of September we had our first outing. Three teachers from the P.E. department brought us into Carlow for Dragon boating. Dragon boating is a team rowing activity which, in our case, consisted of sixteen people per team. One person is in charge of steering the boat, another person is the drummer whose job is to keep the rowers synchronized while the last fourteen paddle.

Ember Retreat 2015 By Laura Corrigan, 5th year
30/09/2015 16:09 | Senior Cycle Students

From Tuesday the 8th of September to Thursday the 10th, Colaiste

TY Tramore Surfing Trip By Emma Gately TY
30/09/2015 16:08 | TY Students

On Thursday 10th of September 2015, following the Junior Cert result night, the Transition Year class, as well as three of the teachers at Coláiste Lorcáin  went on a surfing trip to Tramore beach, to celebrate the students various achievements the day before.


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Colaiste Lorcain is a high achieving and very successful school. We work hard to ensure student safety and wellbeing and that the education our students receive is balanced and challenging. We aim, as a school, to develop all aspects of the individual student and to provide an education that is relevant to his / her needs and which will prepare him / her for life and living in the modern world. As part of this, we help our students to attain the highest academic standards, each to the level of their ability. Above all, we want our students to enjoy their time in our care and to feel free to return to us at any point in the future, to reminisce and / or receive advice. 

Our students matter and we hope our work matters to them.

Eric Gaughran, Principal | Principal's Welcome