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30 April 2017
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Schools notes

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Lucan Community College

TY Musical: Our annual Transition year musical will take place this year on May 9th, 10th and 11th. The show will be on at 7.30 each night in the school hall. This year’s production is the excellent musical “Rock of Ages”. Mr. Duffy, Ms Conway and over 60 students have worked very hard over many months preparing for the show. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed and all support would be greatly appreciated. Tickets will be available from the college next week.

Garden Fete: Our Parents’ Association have organised a Garden fete as a fundraising event for the college. This will take place on Sunday May 7th in the school grounds from 11.30am to 4pm. There will be a great range of stall holders, food, children’s activities and much more. Please come along, enjoy a great day out and support the college.

Girls Soccer: Congratulations to Nicole Smyth who has been called up to the Irish international u-16 soccer team. Nicole and her team mates will be playing in an international tournament in Holland. Nicole is a 3rd year student and plays for Lucan United. We wish her the very best of luck.

Foreign Trips: Our 2nd and 5th year students who travelled to Italy and Spain over the Easter holidays had a wonderful time. Their teachers were highly impressed with their behaviour and co-operation while away. This week it’s the turn of some of our TY students to go on educational trip abroad. Ms Clifford will be bringing a group to Paris as part of their senior cycle French studies. We hope they have a great time and return safely.

TY Driving Module: Once again Mr Doyle and his students took to the road and headed off to The Leinster School of Driving for a morning filled with adventure. For most students it would be their first time behind the wheel of a car. They had a workshop on driving and rules of the road before an instructor took them out on the driving course, targeted specifically for those who were novices with roundabouts and traffic lights. It may be said that some were naturals while others will need a few more hours of instruction before they would be ready to hit the byways.

Fundraising Walk: Thursday April 6th was our annual TY fund raising walk. This year we chose the Irish Cancer Society as the beneficiary of our proceeds. It was special this year because our walk was for a specific charity called Molly’s Dollys close to the hearts of many in our Transition Year. Molly’s Dollys was set up by the family of the late Molly O’Toole. Molly was a classmate and friend to many in our TY group this year and would have been in TY this year. Sadly Molly passed away at the beginning of second year. Her friends and teachers wanted to commemorate Molly and pay tribute to her and so we had the walk for her chosen charity. The fund raising team made up of close friends of Molly, made sponsorship cards, packed goodie bags for all who walked, lead the way around the 10km course and made special ribbons of pink and purple for each student to wear in memory of Molly. They organised a guest speaker from the charity to come and speak to the year group about their work.


Adamstown Community College

Welcome back to all students who enjoyed school trips over Easter including Seniors who travelled to South Africa, some to Italy and others to the US. Good to see everyone back safe and sound. At present a number of Students are in Madrid on our Spanish exchange program, so hope fully que va bien. First years also enjoyed a Cinema Trip this week to see the classic Beauty and the Beast.

Good luck to our Junior Girls Football Team who are participating in The Molly O’Toole Memorial Tournament at Lucan Sarsfield this Week.

Finally Congrats to the highly commended entry from Adamstown Community College to the Special Ambassador School Euroscola competition! See:


Above students on our Business Department trip to New York who had clocked up in excess of 50km on foot two days into the trip !! Nice going.




Coláiste Phádraig CBS Lucan

School tour: Our 2nd yrs students have returned safe and well after a very successful school tour to Amsterdam over the Easter mid-term break. 48 students, accompanied by 4 teachers, spent 4 days in the Dutch capital and a wonderful time was had by all. The group flew out from Dublin Airport on Friday 7th April and arrived in Amsterdam Airport Schipol, which is the main international airport of the Netherlands, after a short 90min flight. After checking into the 4 star Meinnenger Hotel, which was to be their base for 4 days, the group’s first activity was a trip to the Amsterdam Dungeons, a horror theatre show and one of Amsterdam’s most popular tourist attractions. A team of professional actors took the students on a multisensory journey through Amsterdam’s dark past. Mirror halls, labyrinth, torture chambers and despicable characters that made everyone’s hair stand on end yet simultaneously laugh out loud, greeted the group throughout the enjoyable 40min experience. It was both a terrifying and exhilarating experience for the students and they especially enjoyed ganging up on the poor teachers to scare them when they least expected it! On the second day the group visited the Ajax Arena, home to Ajax FC. (The stadium was this week renamed the Johann Cruyff Stadium). It is the largest stadium in the world and the students were treated to a informative and interesting tour where they got to visit the changing rooms and then lined up like professional teams to walk out the player’s tunnel onto the famous pitch. After many photographs and the obligatory visit to the club shop for souvenirs, the group then enjoyed some free time in Amsterdam. They then attended a carnival and enjoyed some of the popular rides that were there. On the Sunday the group spent the day at Duinrell Theme Park for an unforgettable day’s entertainment. The weather was perfect for a fun-filled day of thrilling rides and waterslides. Some of the less daring preferred the laid back atmosphere of the Jacuzzis! On the Monday the group visited the Nemo Science Centre and the Space Expo where they discovered a world of science and technology in n educational, interactive and entertaining way.

The group flew home later on Monday with many experiences and memories that will last for years to come. The teachers, Mr. Tarpey, Mr. Casey, Ms. Ryan and Ms. Power, would like to commend the students on their impeccable behaviour throughout the tour. Their co-operation, good manners and respect really made life easy for the teachers supervising them so well done to all who travelled.

Awards: Well done to 2nd yr David Joy who won the Mark O’ Neill Student of the Month Award for March in recognition of his diligence, co-operation and good manners in all of his classes.


Congratulations also to 1st yr Reece McCormack who won the Sports Star of the Month Award for his performances in soccer and cross country. Comhghairdeas freisin le Abhiram Ajith a bhuaigh an gradam Gaeilgeoir na Míosa mar aitheantas don sár obair atá déanta aige sa rang Gaeilge agus an iarracht ollmhór a dhéanann sé an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Bhí Abhiram ar an bhfoireann a bhuaigh an Chraobh Tráth na gCeist Boird Feachtas i mí Márta freisin.

Soccer: Well done to our 1st yr soccer team who have qualified for the Dublin League semi finals after defeating Clonkeen College 4-0 in their 1-4 final match just before Easter. Reece McCormack, Josh Doyle, Rory Delaney and Adam Russell scored the goals in a hugely impressive team display. They play Holy Family Rathcoole next week for a place in the Dublin Final. As holders of this competition, our 1st yrs are determined to win the trophy again for the school so we wish them well. Congratulations to 6th yr Josh Hogan who was called up to the Ireland U18 International squad for this week’s Slovakia Cup where they took on Russia, Turkey and the Czech Republic.

Basketball: Well done to 2nd yr Silas Sunday who has been representing the Ireland u15 International team over the past few days. Silas made his debut against Wales last week and had a great game as he helped his country to an emphatic 94-35 victory.

Hurling: Congratulations to 5th yrs Emmet Allen, Ben Coffey and Luke Walsh, who all played for the Dublin Minors last week as they defeated Laois to advance to the next round of the Leinster Championship.


Lucan Art Fair 2017

The Fair will be held in Divine Mercy SNS as a school fundraiser on Friday 19th May to Sunday 21st

We are currently looking for artists and crafters to exhibit.
The cost for crafters is €20, and artists is €30.

Please contact Miriam on 086-0573820 or Bríd on 087-9213520
or email for further details.