5th year student Lar Whelan recently baked and iced a Christmas cake which he then raffled in school with proceeds going to Pieta House. Lar is establishing himself as a culinary talent and has spent some time working with well known chef Phelim Byrne learning his art. The cake was won by Ms Bolger much to the envy of many others. We were kindly treated to a slice however and the unanimous verdict was that Lar’s baking is of the highest order. Fair play to him, especially for his thoughtfulness in raising money for such a deserved cause.
Following on the McCarthy Cup paying a visit to the college, last week the Olympic torch was in school courtesy of 6th year student Oisin Barry, pictured above, who managed to arrange for it to be brought to the school for a few hours.
Oisin explained to the various class groups something of the famous torch’s history and details of its recent journey to the London Olympics. We are very grateful to Oisín for his efforts. We said goodbye to one of our second year students, Aaron Kinsella, who with his family travel to New Zealand in the New Year. Class tutor, Ms Byrne, arranged a small party for the class group to wish Aaron ‘Bon Voyage’. We will be very sorry to see Aaron leave us but wish him well in the southern hemisphere. I’m sure with modern technology he will be keeping in touch with his many friends here and keep up with events in the ‘Counsel’ through the present website. We also said adios to Marcos, one of our Spanish students who has been with us since September. He returns to Madrid and again we hope he will bring with him many happy memories from his time with us. We know he will bring his hurley as he never left it out of his hand while here.
Well done to second year student, Conor Kelliher, who recently got to the National final of the Poetry Aloud poetry reading competition held in the National Library. While missing out on the winner’s medal, Conor, by common assent, gave a tremendous and highly polished performance, recognised a such by the audience present. Well done to him for getting to the final stage of such a prestigious event and thanks also to teacher, Mr Cullen, for all his help.
We would like to wish all our students, their families, all our staff and their families a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. Nollaig shona díob go léir.