Iar-Scoláirí

Iar-Scoláisrí ar Twitter: @GCL_alumni

Name: Michael O’Connor
Address: North Circular Road, Limerick
Graduation Year: 2013
University: Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT
Course: Art and Design
Summary of your experience in Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh: My experience in Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh was second to none. The teachers were excellent with great focus on academic studies and support was always brilliant. Extra curricular activities grew year in year from when we started back in 2007. The implementation of technology in GCL is something we experienced first hand and can be marked as innovative and very forward thinking. A brilliant school community which I highly recommend and thank for the experiences I had while there.

Name: Cathy Kerbey

Address: Logavinshire, Crecora, Co. Limerick
Graduation Year: 2012
University: University College Cork
Course: Music and English
I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent in Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh. Learning Irish – a skill I did not have prior my time in the college is one of my greatest achievements to date, and it is something I am extremely proud of. This amazing skill has enabled me to interact with Irish language societies in university, and to keep what I have learnt in Gaelcholáiste alive. I cannot commend the staff enough. To this day, I firmly believe that I could not have achieved the results I obtained anywhere else. Although it has been two years since I’ve graduated, I find myself frequently fondly reminiscing about my time in GCL.

Name: Aidan O’ Mahoney

Address: South Circular Road, Limerick. 

Graduation Year: 2012

University: Trinity College, University of Dublin

Course: Medicine

I honestly cannot speak highly enough of the time I spent in Gaelcholáíste Luimnigh. I owe a great deal of gratitude, not only to the teachers, but also to An tUasal Ó’ Treasaigh, for helping me to unlock my potential, and getting me to where I am today.My outstanding memory of my time in school will always be the sheer fervour and diligence with which the staff tackled each day. Their enthusiasm ensured that students were constantly challenged with new and stimulating ideas, providing an environment that was free of boredom and monotony. These challenges meant the world to me, and I’m certain my peers would agree, as they kept us on our toes andattentive throughout the years.Finally, I’d like to finish by saying that the people I met during my time there have given me many cherishablememories, and have helped mould me into the person I am today. There’s nowhere else I would rather have spent my time.

Name: Cian Murphy
Address: Caherdavin, Limerick
Graduation Year: 2013
University: UL
Course: Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry
I can genuinely say that my time in Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh was the most rewarding of my life. Anything I say cannot do justice to an tUasal Ó’ Treasaigh and the amazing staff working in the college. The passion every teacher has for their particular subject is infectious and led to my classmates and I becoming actively interested in what we were studying. I never thought I’d hear myself say that I missed secondary school but I often find myself envious of the current crop of students because of the extraordinary position they’re in. The unique atmosphere in the college coupled with the energy and diligence of those who surrounded me had a significant role in shaping the person I am today. The people I met and the experiences I had in GCL will stay with me for the rest of my life. I can’t imagine spending those 6 years anywhere else. In a word: unforgettable.

Name: Aoife Willis

Address: Limerick City

Graduation year: 2012

University: UL

Course: Applied Languages.

Choosing to attend Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh was easily one of the best decisions I ever made in regards to my education and shaping me as a person. Without the supportive, open-minded, hard-working and all-round outstanding staff I believe I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh offers excellent opportunities, both inside the classroom and outside it. Every pupil is encouraged to follow their passion and interests and whatever it may be GCL aims to provide the best stage possible to support each and every student. Be it BT young scientist, sports, art, language there was always a teacher or member of staff there able and willing. I always felt encouraged to follow whatever new-found, be it short lived or otherwise, passion or interest I had. Because of this I have countless experiences that I believe I wouldn’t of had if I had chosen to go anywhere else other than Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh. It is without doubt that the success of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh does not fall on one person’s shoulders but it is most definitely Principal, D. Ó’ Treasaigh, who holds down the fort. His sheer enthusiasm for the school and the pupils in it is incredible. My time at Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh is a time I will remember with great fondness. I am very proud to have been apart of it’s history and to have worn the uniform. My only regret being that it went all too quickly.

Name: Ryan Meaney
Address: Clonlara, Co.Clare
Graduation Year: 2012
University: Institute of technology Tralee
Course: Health and Leisure studies
Looking back on my experience in Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh I feel proud to be part of the founding of a brand new school. We had the opportunity to create a positive image and  ethos  for the school which I feel we succeeded in doing. Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh gave me the opportunity to grow as an individual and it played a part in shaping me to be the person I am today . Having such positive and open minded staff certainly played a big part in creating the atmosphere that makes GCL what it is. My days in GCL were some of the best days of my life and when I think back they bring a smile to my face.