Our very first group of students of the Month!

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We are very proud to present our students of the month for September 2014:

Caoimhe Kampes

Adrian Irwin

Leon Browne

Ciaran Johnston

Grace Mulligan

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Astronaut who flew to the Moon answers students questions about space

Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden answers students questions about the moon

Al Worden (84), one of only 24 men to have ever flown to the moon gave a lecture in Limerick IT this week. Art teacher an tUasal Ó Luachrain got the chance to speak with Col. Worden before his lecture and have him answer Coláiste Chú Chulainn students questions about living in space and travelling to the moon. Col. Worden autographed a picture of his command module on the far side of the moon for the school:

To the students of Coláiste Chú Chulainn

Reach for the stars!

Col Al Worden Apollo 15

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Kyle wins Newgrange Art Competition

Artful Success for Coláiste Chú Chulainn in the Newgrange Winter Solstice Art Competition

 

DSC 0076 SmallEach year thousands of students from across Ireland enter the Newgrange Winter Solstice Art Competition.  This year, there’s a new school on the block, Coláiste Chú Chulainn in the heart of Dundalk.  The students of Coláiste Chú Chulainn wasted no time in leaving their mark on the art world. 

Kyle McQuillan, one of Coláiste Chú Chulainn’s founding first year students, was awarded first place in the Junior Cycle category of the competition and claimed a once-in-a-lifetime prize.  As a reward for his wonderful work of art Kyle was among the lucky few who stood in the central chamber of the Newgrange passage tomb as the sun rose on the morning of the 2014 Winter Solstice. “It is a wonderful achievement for Kyle,” said his art teacher, Gareth Ó Luachráin.  “Not only has he won the chance to see this historic sunrise from inside the mound, his work will be displayed in the Brú na Bóinne visitor centre and will be seen by hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world.  We are extremely proud of him here in Coláiste Chú Chulainn,” Ó Luachráin added.

The founding first years of Coláiste Chú Chulainn are an exceedingly talented bunch.  In addition to Kyle’s first place prize, fellow founding first year student Reece O’Hanlon was named as first runner-up in the Junior Cycle category.  These fantastic achievements are surely a sign of more great things to come from Coláiste Chú Chulainn. 

 

 

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Kyle at the entrance of the Newgrange monument having exited after the winter solstice event.

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Kyle with his Art teacher an tUasal Ó Luachrain at Newgrange.

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Kyle with his fellow winners at the Newgrange visitors centre.

Inaugural Art Club!

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Inaugural Art Club meets for the first time....

The art club came together today for their first afterschool meeting. The students had the chance to make plaster moulds of their hands using dental alginate (the stuff the dentist uses to make moulds of your teeth!) 

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Opening Day

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