We are en-route to BT Young Scientist again in 2016!

Tá áthas ar Ghaelcholáiste Luimnigh go mbeidh ár scoláirí ag dul chuig an Eolaí Óg / BT Young Scientist in Eanáir 2016.
Great news arrived via email today, that three projects from Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh have been selected for the BT YOung Scientist.
Daltaí ag glacadh part san BTYSTE 2016 ná;
 
  • Bl.4 Cén fáth go n-ólann déagóirí faoin aois molta – Jade Liddy agus Emmet Browne – Múinteoir C. Ní Chróinín
  • Bl. 6The Birch Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture – Jack O’Callaghan  –  Múinteoir D. Ní Cheallaigh
  • Bl.4 Decoding the Past  – Matt Lucey, Daragh Exton and Peter Clancy – Múinteoir M.McCarthy

Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh pupils visit Brussels 

Inniu thóg mé seisear scoláire GCL síos go baile Leuven chun cuairt a thabhairt ar an gcoláiste cáiliúil a bunaíodh ann sa bhliain 1607 (bliain na nGéanna Fiana). Is ann a tháinig Pádraig Sáirséal leis tar éis Conradh Luimnigh & tá sé curtha in Luy na Beilge. Nasc tráthúil le Luimneach!
Trí chairde sa chúirt bhí mé ábalta turas a eagrú le stiúrthóir an ionaid, Christina Geary. Thug sínar thuras sinn, bhí sí ana-chineta lenár ndaltaí agus thug sí a cárta dom chun teagmháil a dhéanamh sa todhchaí. Ní coláiste é a thuilleadh a dúirt sí. Na laethanta seo eagraíonn siad turasanna do chomhlachtaí, scoileanna & polaiteoirí. Is ann a tharla cuid shuntasach de chainteanna rúnda a bhain le Comhaontú Aoine an Chéasta, rud a bhí an-suim ag na daltaí ann. Tá lóistín & bia ar fáil ann do na grúpaí. 

Tagann ranganna idirbliana ann, bíonn think-ins ag páirtithe polaitíchta & comhlachtaí ann. Bhí grúpa ó Deloitte ann inniu le haghaidh “think-in”. Sin smaoineamh anois don gcéad cruinniú foirne eile Donncha! Nó an cóisir na Nollag Dáithí! Seo chugaibh roinnt pictiúirí ón lá.

Today I took the six GCL students to the town of Luven to visit the famous Irish College that was established there in 1607 (the same year as The Flight of the Earls). It’s also where Patrick Sarsfield arrived after negotiating the Treaty of Limerick, which was quite relevant to our Limerick group! He is buried in Luy, Belgium. 

Through my contacts in Brussels I was able to organise a meet & greet with the Operations Manager, Christina Geary. She brought us on a tour, was excellent with our students and gave me her card for contact in the future. It’s not a college anymore she said, nowadays it’s an institute which caters for many groups such as businesses, schools & politicians. Apparently a significant amount of the secret peace talks re The Good Friday Agreement happened there, which was very interesting to our students. Accommodation & food is available there for the visiting groups.

Irish Transition Year groups stay there, business & political party think-ins are organised there. There was a group from Deloitte in residence today for a think-in. 

   
    
 

Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh’s Conor to wear No. 13 Jersey for Munster

Is scoláire sa 5ú Bhliain é Conor agus tá na blianta caite aige ag díriú isteach ar a chuid rugbaí chun an onóir seo a bhaint amach.
Gaol gar don iar-Chathaoirleach do Bhord Bainistíochta Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh. Proinnsias de Priondargást (Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a Anam) é Conor agus tá áthas ar phobal an Choláiste faoi seo.

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Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh’s Conor Hayes Front Row on Left

Munster U18 Clubs: Jordan Higgins (Shannon); Timmy Phelan (Dolphin), Conor Hayes (Young Munster), David McCarthy (Captain) (Skibbereen), Ethan Greene (Kinsale); Alex Molloy (Waterpark), Finn Rhys Thomas (Dungarvan); Luke Jordan (Dolphin), Tadgh McCarthy (Bantry Bay), Pat Casey (Bantry Bay); Colin Deane (Clonakilty), Jack Nolan (Waterpark); Dev Murphy (Waterpark), Jack Daly (Castleisland), Odhran Ring (Bruff).  Replacements: Derry Gleeson (Garryowen), Josh Whycherley (Bantry Bay), Darragh O’Shea (Newcastle West/Estuary, Evan Carroll (Young Munster), Shane O’Neill (Killorglin), Conor Ferns (Young Munster), Maurice Daly (Dungarvan), Colm McSweeney (Newcastle West/Estuary).

Munster U18 Clubs Team Management
Munster U18 Clubs
Manager: Tom Fogarty
Head Coach: Fiach O’Loughlin
Assistant Coach: Ken O’Connell
Assistant Coach: David Lee
Strength & Conditioning: Johnny McGailey

Munster U18 Clubs

Sat., 5th Sept., Leinster v Munster, Donnybrook, 1.00pm
Sat., 12th Sept., Munster v Connacht, CIT, Cork, kick-off 2.00pm
Sat., 19th Sept., Munster v Ulster, CBC, Cork, kick-off 11.00am

Extra Curricular Timetable 2015/2016

The Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh Extra Curricular Timetable has just been published and includes a wide range of really fantastic activities and clubs for Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh pupils to get involved in.

We are indebted to the outstanding commitment and dedication of our teaching staff and parents who give of their free time to coordinate these events.

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Imeachtaí Seac-Churaclam 2015/29016

Tá sceideal iontach d’imeachtaí curtha le chéile ag Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh.  Tá na h-imeachtaí seo fíor-thábhachtach i saol an scoláire.

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Leaving Certificate Results 2015/2016

The Leaving Certificate Results achieved by the class of 2015 were outstanding and ranked amongst the best schools in Ireland, including private colleges.

Statistics about the results are available at the school, and almost every student secured his/her first choice CAS (3rd Level) college course, inspire of the significant increase in points.  Congratulations to the class of 2015!

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Maith thú Angharad!

Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh is delighted to announce that one of its pupils, Angharad Loughnane will be participating in the SIAB Schools Track & Field event as part of the Kish Schools’ Athletics Team. This will be held in Grangemouth Stadium, Grangemouth on Saturday 18th July 2015.

Cathaoirleach Nua-Cheaptha ar an mBord Bainistíochta / Newly Appointed Chairperson to Board of Management

MByrne

Maria Byrne was elected to Limerick City Council in 1999 and served until 2014 when she was elected to represent Limerick City West on the newly amalgamated Limerick City and County Council.

She was a member of the City of Limerick Vocational Education Committee for fourteen years and chaired its Audit Committee and Youthreach Committee for a period of ten years. She represented the VEC, and latterly the ETB on the Board of Management of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh for the last ten years. She was instrumental as a Board Member in helping to support the development of this thriving new school.

She was recently appointed to the Board of Management of the Limerick College of Further Education, its first Board of Management.  She has also been a VEC/ETB representative on the Governing Body of Limerick Institute of Technology for the past 8 years.

She regards her membership of the Development Committee of St. Gabriel’s School and Centre, Dooradoyle, Limerick for the past fourteen years as a deeply and profoundly rewarding experience.

She is committed to the ethos of lifelong learning, and led by example in this philosophy by obtaining a Certificate and Diploma e in Local Government Studies accredited by Dublin City University through workshops, distance learning and home study.

Maria says “I am very honoured to have been elected Cathaoirleach of the Board of Management of Gaelscholáiste Luimnigh to succeed the late Proinnsias de Priondargást, whose knowledge, experience and dedication to the school has been so important in its formative years. He has set an example for us all”

“We live in exciting times in education as new thinking has brought about many changes and I have no doubt that further changes and improvements including e-learning will occur in the years ahead. I wish to play my part in ongoing enhancements and improvements in the field of education in our region – a region which has a proud and renowned reputation for high quality education.”

Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh students, parents and staff celebrate news of Campus Purchase

Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh students, parents and staff celebrate news of Campus Purchase

  
The Department of Education and Skills has approved the purchase of a permanent site for Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, and the construction of a 750 pupil school to cater for the demand for places at Ireland’s biggest co-educational All-Irish post-primary school.

The school will be located on the grounds of the former Dawn Dairies / Kerry Group processing plant on Old Clare Street, Limerick.

Today’s announcement has been warmly welcomed by parents, pupils, staff and the Limerick and Clare ETB (Patrons of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh).  Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh has occupied rented accommodation since it opened in 2006 with 31 pupils.  The school now caters for 585 pupils, and it is expected that demand will continue to rise in the forthcoming years due to the rapid growth of Gaelscoileanna in the Limerick City region.

Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan said: “The development of a new campus for Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh was one of my priorities when I became Minister for Education.   I have carefully monitored the growth of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh since it opened, and the success of this great school means it has outgrown its current rented building.  The school has a very bright future and its needs a building that can accommodate its long-term development.”

“This project will enhance the City of Limerick, provide employment in the community and facilitate the pupils and parents who wish for their children to attend an All-Irish medium post-primary school.   I am glad to have helped the school in this major development and will continue to work closely with the staff, students and parents of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh as it goes from strength-to-strength.”

  
George O Callaghan, Chief Executive of Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board said that “We are very pleased to hear of this exciting and positive development for Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh.  The school has grown significantly since it opened in 2006 and it now requires its own custom designed and developed campus to meet the needs of a big school.  We will be working closely with the Building Unit of the Department of Education and Skills and the Limerick City & County Council to progress the development of the new campus to ‘turn-key’ stage as speedily as possible. The necessary contracts are being drawn up and will be put before Limerick and Clare education Board for approval. It is particularly exciting that a city centre location will be developed to facilitate such an important function as that of the education of young people”.

Donncha O’Treasaigh, Principal of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh stated that “We are delighted with today’s announcement for the pupils, staff and parents who are involved in Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh.  We are most grateful to all those who have contributed, tirelessly, to ensuring that Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh is allowed to flourish close to its current location – Sir Harry’s Mall, where the school first started in 2006.  The dearly departed former Chairperson of the Board of Management Mr. Frank Prendergast (RIP), strongly advocated that Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh would remain in the City to serve the region, and his wishes have been realised with this announcement.  We are especially indebted to the Minister for Education & Skills, Jan O’ Sullivan TD, for all of her work in making Frank’s dream and our wishes possible.

  
Further Information:

Limerick and Clare ETB,
Marshal House,
Dooradoyle Road,
Limerick
Tel: 061 442100

PREAS RÁITEAS

Déardaoin, 4ú Meitheamh 2015

Le haghaidh Dáileadh láithreach

Scoláirí, tuismitheoirí agus foireann Ghaelcholáiste Luimnigh ag ceiliúradh as campas a cheannach

Tá an Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna tar éis cead a thabhairt suíomh buan a cheannach do Ghaelcholáiste Luimnigh, agus cóiríocht i gcomhair 750 scoláire a thógáil chun freastal ar an éileamh d’áiteanna sa scoil lán-Ghaelach is mó sa tír.

Beidh an scoil nua lonnaithe ar shuíomh an iar-uachtarlann Dawn Dairies / Grúpa Chiarraí ar Shráid an Chláir, Cathair Luimnigh.

Cuireadh fáilte mór roimh an fógra inniu i dtaobh na scoile nua ó thuismitheoirí, scoláirí, foireann agus an Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Luimnigh agus an Chláir (BOOLC – patrúin an choláiste).  Bhí cóiríocht sealadach ag Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh ó d’oscail an scoil i 2006 le 31 scoláire.  Tá Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh ag freastal ar thart ar 585 scoláire anois, agus meastar go méadóidh an líon seo go tapaidh sna blianta amach anseo de bharr an borradh fháis i measc na Gaelscoileanna sa cheantar máguaird.

Dúirt an tAire Jan Ní Shúilleabháin T.D. go raibh ‘forbairt champas nua do Ghaelcholáiste Luimnigh i measc ceann des na tosaíochtaí is mó di ó cheapadh mar Aire Oideachais agus Oiliúna í an samhradh seo caite.  Bhí mé ag faire ar fhorbairt Ghaelcholáiste Luimnigh ó d’oscail sé, agus léiríonn an fhorbairt rathúil mór le rá, atá soiléir do chách, go bhfuil cóiríocht bhuan ag teastáil ag an gColáiste.  Tá todhchaí thar a bheith geal ag an gColáiste seo agus teastaíonn cóiríocht bhuan don tréimhse fad-téarmach.”

Cuirfidh an tionscnamh seo le Cathair Luimnigh, soláthróidh sé fostaíocht sa cheantar agus beidh an coláiste in ann freastal ar an éileamh ó thuismitheoirí agus scoláirí foghlaim i scoil lán-Ghaelach.  Tá lúcháir orm as an cabhair a thug mé chun an tionscnamh seo a chur i gcrích agus leanfaidh mé ag obair leis an bhfoireann, scoláirí agus tuismitheoirí an choláiste chun deimhin a dhéanamh de go rachaidh Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh ó neart go neart.”

Dúirt George O’ Callaghan, Príomh-Fheidhmeannach an Bhoird Oideachais agus Oiliúna Luimnigh agus an Chláir “go bhfuil áthas orainn an scéal dearfach agus spreagthach seo faoi Ghaelcholáiste Luimnigh a chloisteáil.  D’fhás agus d’fhorbair an scoil seo go suntasach ó 2006, agus tá a chuid champas féin ag teastáil uaidh anois chun freastal ar riachtanais scoil mhór.  Beimid ag obair go gar leis an Rannóg Tógála sa Roinn Oideachais & Scileanna agus na h-údaráis i gComhairle Chathair & Chontae Luimnigh chun an tionscnamh seo a chur chun cinn chuig an lá oscailte don fhoirgneamh nua chomh luath agus is féidir.  Tá na sonraí a ghabhann leis na conarthaí chuí á chríochnú faoi láthair agus beidh siad seo á chur faoi bhráid an Bhoird Oideachais agus Oiliúna Luimnigh agus an Chláir i gcomhair cheadú.

Is cúis spreagtha ar leith í go mbeidh suíomh lár-chathrach á fhorbairt le haghaidh feidhme chomh tábhachtach, é sin oideachas ar dhaoine óga.

Luaigh Donncha O’Treasaigh, Príomhoide Ghaelcholáiste Luimnigh ‘go bhfuil lúcháir an domhain orm faoin ráiteas seo inniu i gcomhair scoláirí, foireann agus tuismitheoirí a bhaineann le Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh.  Táim fíor-bhuíoch dóibh siúd uile a rinne sár iarracht an campas seo a chur chun cinn leis na blianta beaga anuas, chun cur leis an bhforbairt rathúil a ghabhann le fás Ghaelcholáiste Luimnigh, go h-áirithe ar shuíomh atá chomh gar don suíomh ar Mheal Sior Anraí, an áit ar thosaigh an coláiste amach i 2006.  Rinne iar-Chathaoirleach an Bhoird Bainistíochta, Proinnsias de Priondargást (Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam), impí croíúil, an coláiste a choimeád i gCathair Luimnigh, agus seo mar a bheidh anois.  Táim rí-bhuíoch don Aire Oideachais agus Scileanna, Jan O’ Sullivan T.D. as cuidiú le cad ba mhian le Proinnsias a sheachadadh dúinn anseo i nGaelcholáiste Luimnigh.

Tuilleadh eolais:
Bord Oideachais & Oiliúna Luimnigh agus an Chláir,
Teach Marshal,
Bóthar Thuair an Daill,
Co. Luimnigh.
Teil. 061-442100

Deirbhile wins Gold at All-Ireland Athletics Competition 

Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh pupil, Deirbhile Ní Riain won Gold in the all-Ireland Schools Shot-Putt on Saturday, 30th June. Deirbhile won the shot putt with a distance of 11 meters & 29 cm . 

Another GCL pupil, Niamh Moriarty came 4th in the junior 100m and Angharad Loughnane came 4th in the intermediate shot putt. 

Well done to all pupils.

We are very proud of allpupils who participated @irishathletics. 

  

Careers Award for Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh 

@CareersPortal: CONGRATS! ChristineCostello 3rdPlaceIris KateMcNamara HC #TY NationalCareerSkills http://t.co/UX4kmooqfp @GCLuimnigh http://t.co/wWnpim1lh9  

Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh & American Airlines Prize Winner of flights to USA