First Holy Communion 2011

Saturday, May 21st, 2011 was a very special day for one group of boys in our school.  The boys from Ms. Ryan’s and Ms. O’Halloran’s second classes received their First Holy Communion in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, along with the girls from Scoil Mhuire. The boys were exceptionally well-behaved on the day, singing … [Read more…]

NPC Quiz Final

Our outstanding quiz team had their final outing of the year, on Sunday, May 15th, as they partook in the National Parents’ Council Final, in the Oriel Park Hotel, Ballincollig, Co. Cork. Competing against nearly fifty teams from all over Munster, the boys performed extremely well, sometimes with more accuracy than the quizmaster!!  Unfortunately, we … [Read more…]

Cór na nÓg Concert Wows Audiences

“Magnificent!” “Terrific!” “Unbelievable!” Just some of the adjectives used to describe the 2011 Cór na nÓg concert in Thurles.  350 boys and girls from eight Tipperary schools performed for a packed Premier Hall.  Amongst the performers were 105 boys from 4th and 5th class in our school.  These boys were a credit to the school and … [Read more…]

Arts Week 2011

Running from April 11th to 15th,  Scoil Ailbhe Arts Week 2011 was an enormous success. Following months of planning, a fantastic cake sale fundraiser and lots of “juggling” with timetables, Arts Week 2011 was finally ready to go! First on the agenda was drama.  A very entertaining session took us through many genres of drama, … [Read more…]

Trocaire Fundraiser

Following a very emotional talk from Fr. Joe Walsh, Trocaire Co-ordinator in our diocese, it was decided to hold a non-uniform day on April 6th, to raise money for the Trocaire Lenten Campaign.  Fr. Joe had told us all about the child who featured in the Trocaire Lenten campaign this year, Digna.  Her life, and … [Read more…]

Confirmation Day

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011, saw the boys from our two sixth classes receive the sacrament of Confirmation in the Cathedral of the Assumption. Turned out very smartly in school uniform, nearly sixty boys went “faoi lamh an Easpag”, after months of careful preparation in school, under the guidance of Mr. O’Reilly and Mr. McCullagh.  The … [Read more…]