Congratulations to our TY students who have produced a beautiful video documentary about the impact Nano Nagle's Presentation Sisters have had on the people of Athenry.
To view the video, click play below!
You can now download a copy of your Leaving Certificate Graduation picture which was taken on the night by Brad Anderson of Photo One Studio.
Printed copies can be ordered from Photo One Studio - 087 986 8466.
An article by Sr. Carmel Raftery, Tercentenary Project Team
A commemorative ceremony to mark the coming of the first Presentation Sisters to the town of Athenry was carefully planned for the 11thMay in Abbey Row where the Sisters operated their original school. This event was to be held outdoors on the actual school site but torrential rain put paid to that.
However, due to the skill and ingenuity of Jason Cotter and Gerry Ahern, Plan B was quickly activated and from the alternative of the convent parlour we were able to continue electronically. Though we had barely standing room, because of all the equipment and the many guests the ceremony proceeded in a calm and orderly way.
The various speakers who addressed us were all loud in praise of the four valiant Sisters who came from Tuam to Athenry in 1908 and proceeded by carriage to Abbey Row, where after whitewashing the walls of the original building, began their mission of education.
Special attention was given to the fact that the Parish Priest of the time, Canon Canton actually vacated his own house and handed it to the Sisters while he and his sister moved to rented accommodation in the town. He later was to build them a new school before building his own house.
Education evolved from then on, through Secondary Top to full Secondary, growing and expanding all the while right up to our own day.
Preparation is now under way to meet the demands of the 21st century, as students and teachers of Presentation College look forward to entering a sparkling, new and modern college to continue to keep the flame of Nano Nagle’s famed lantern burning brightly.
Congratulations to all of our TY students who graduated today. To listen to their Graduation mass, click on the link below.
Click on the link below to view a pictorial record of our Achievements Day celebrations. Well done to all involved.
A full report on Achievements Day will issue soon.
Click on the PDT below to read a report about this year's Active Schools Week.
Presentation College Athenry's Student Council have held multiple events to increase student participation in the democratic process.
The Council's 'Register to Vote' day was attended by a local member of An Garda Síochanna who was able to verify the student's forms onsite, simplifying a usually lengthy process. Just under 180 students were added to the register of electors on the day. Many of these students were able to pre-register at the age of 17 allowing them the opportunity to vote as soon as they turn 18
This was then followed by a Politics Day where the Student Council hosted three talks on the topics of European Politics, Women in Politics and The Role of Local Government. MEP's Luke 'Ming' Flanagan, Marian Harkin, Anne Rabbitte TD and Cllrs Gabe Cronnelly and Peter Feeney were in attendance.
Below is a pictorial record of the events, thanks to 4th Year Student, Alex Markey.
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