On the 27th of March, a group of students from both 4th and 5th year went on a history trip up to Dublin, accompanied by Ms. O’Grady and Ms.Punch. Whilst being in Dublin we visited many historical places, all in relation to the 1916 rising. Amongst these places we visited was Collins Barracks, Arbour Hill Cementry which is the last resting place of 14 of the executed leaders of the insurrection of 1916, and many others.
This was a very interesting and educational trip as we learnt many interesting and shocking facts about the 1916 Rising and also that of the 1916 Ireland. And all in all I think that I can say for many that it was a very worthwhile and enjoyable trip.
On the 26th of March, the transition year students were invited to the viewing of a new movie in Storm cinemas…but the catch was that it was in French. This outing was organised by the TY coordinater Mr. McKenna. We departed the school early in the morning and we returned just after lunch, which we had the enjoyment of eating at McDonalds. The movie was roughly two hours long and the main characters were that of a horse, an indian and a cowboy. The movie was very enjoyable and entertaining. And although we couldn’t make out some of the words, luckally for us the movie had subtitles!