The Board of Management were delighted to welcome Minister for Education Mr. Richard Bruton to Athenry today to turn the sod for the new school. A word of welcome was also expressed to representatives of CEIST, the Presentation Sisters, teachers, parents, students, NDFA, JJ Rhatigan and local political representatives who were in attendance. Today was a day of celebration for the culmination of the efforts of the whole school community towards the provision of new educational facilities for the students and staff.
The Presentation Sisters have been involved in the education of students in Athenry since the founding of their school in 1908. Presentation College, Athenry is one of the largest secondary schools in Ireland and currently has 1112 students enrolled.
In June 2012 the school’s Trustees, CEIST, purchased the 20.3 acre site opposite the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, on behalf of the Board of Management who funded the purchase through a loan. The Board of Management appreciates the continued support of the parents of the school that funds the repayment of this loan.
The Board would like to take this opportunity to thank the Department of Education and Skills for their commitment to fund this New School build that will provide state of the art facilities for over 1000 students. The Board wishes the NDFA (Project Manager) and JJRhatigans (Construction) well during the building project and looks forward to the completion of the new school in the Spring of 2019.
On Friday 23rd February, members of the school community were invited to visit the site of the new school building.
Great progress has been made since the building works commenced on the site in November 2017.
Click here to view an album of pictures taken on the day.
A huge 'Thank-you' to Barry Houlihan at the NUI Galway Archives who took wonderful care of our First Year students today. We had a fantastic time! Can't wait to go back again!
Well done to our senior team who came in 2nd place last night at The Conradh na Gaeilge Tráth na gceist, in Gullane's Hotel, Ballinasloe.
Presentation College Athenry won the Connacht Post Primary Schools Senior A Hurling title for the 9th time in our school’s history last Saturday when defeating Gort Community School on a scoreline of 2-19 to 1-08. This is the 4th time in the past 5 years where we have won this title. We now go on to play the All Ireland Semi Final on 19th March against either Midleton CBS (Cork) or Kilkenny CBS (Kilkenny).
As part of the Composer in the Classroom Project all student compositions were recorded this week by Chamber Choir Ireland and a selection of works will be performed by Chamber Choir Ireland in a gala performance in the National Concert Hall.
For further details please see link:
The Story of Presentation Sisters, Scoil Chroí Naofa and Presentation College Athenry edited and compiled by Gerard Ahern.
A 600 page hard back book records the history of a centenary of education between 1908 and 2008.
This detailed record is filled with interviews, accounts and photographs, capturing the memories and experiences of past pupils and staff. It also contains a social history of Athenry, 1910-2008, listing all the principal events in the town and parish.
Click here to read some excerpts of the book.
A truly great historical gift item or nostalgic gem for a local history enthusiast.
The book is available to view in Athenry library and available to purchase at Presentation College Athenry.
Price of books €20 collection from the school reception.
Our Transition Year Students have been very busy recently as they put the finishing touches to their Junk Kouture dresses for this year’s competition.
The students have worked very hard to produce stunning outfits and we wish them all well in the upcoming competition.
Thanks to their teacher Ms Lane for his work in helping the students.
An Invitation on behalf of The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and European Movement Ireland
Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Europe
Thursday, 8 February 2018 from 6.00pm
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and European Movement Ireland are delighted to invite you to an evening’s Citizens’ Dialogue on Ireland and the Future of Europe
Aula Maxima, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway
Date and Time
Thursday, 8 February 2018
Registration and networking from 5.30pm
Event from 6.00pm to 8.30pm
To RSVP and secure your ticket for this free event, click here
We are pleased to invite you to join the Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee T.D., at a unique opportunity to discuss the role of Ireland and its citizens in the Future of Europe.
Minister McEntee T.D. will be joined by Pat McDonagh, CEO of Supermac's, and Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland, for this Citizens' Dialogue in Galway.
A debate is now underway across Europe on how best to address the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Influencing the future direction of Europe should always be a priority for Ireland and we are planning a series of regional meetings which will facilitate your input into the wider European debate. Our starting point in this debate is to focus on the needs and concerns of our citizens.
We look forward to seeing you there to take part in this important Citizens’ Dialogue. The event is free to attend, but advanced registration is essential via Eventbrite.
Have your say at #FutureofEurop
We look forward to seeing you there!
Go to www.dfa.ie/eu for information on how and when to make a contribution in person or online.
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