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Corcaigh, Ireland


Ní Riada praises Clonakilty Gaelscoil for ‘resounding success’ in Comenius Scheme

SPEAKING in Clonakilty Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South Liadh Ní Riada praised the staff, parents and children of Gaelscoil Mhíchíl Uí Choileáin on their successful participation in the European Comenius program. The entire school community welcomed a group of 28 students and 16 teachers from Croatia, France, Germany and Italy on a week-long visit as part of the Comenius program.

Student teachers facing hardship following withdrawal of Gaeltacht grants

STUDENT teachers are facing severe financial hardship as a result of the withdrawal of grants previously issued to them to undertake mandatory Gaeltacht placements. In 2012 the Department of Education abolished the grants for the mandatory three-week placements for primary teachers and following a report on the placements by a working group revised the timetable up to four weeks to be taken in two blocks of two weeks.

Leaders in business and life inspire West Cork students

A SPECIAL Student Enterprise Conference for more than 400 fourth and fifth year pupils from schools throughout West Cork (Beara to Crosshaven) was hosted today by the Local Enterprise Office, Cork West, in Inchydoney Lodge and Spa. The “Leaders on Our Level” conference was aimed at encouraging senior students undertaking the West Cork Schools Enterprise Programme to realise the possibilities available to them outside of the school gates. Participants are

London Chamber Brass Quintet present A Day at the Circus Workshops to schools in West Cork as part of Cork County Council’s Tuning Up programme

THE London Chamber Brass Quintet will be making its first visit to West Cork this week through Cork County Council’s Tuning Up Programme. This dynamic quintet will be holding workshops in Gaelscoil Mhichil Uí Choileain, Clonakilty; Drimoleague Junior School, Kilcoe National School near Skibbereen; and Derryclough National School near Drinagh. Made up of professional brass musicians based in London including trumpet player Sebastian Philpott, the quintet has played with English

Launch of The Flour of Macroom cookbook

THE Macroom Youthreach Centre for Education launched their cookbook The Flour of Macroom at the launch night of the Macroom Food Festival in the Riverside Park Hotel recently. The cookbook was devised by students as part of their enterprise project and includes recipes contributed by students as well as community chefs. Local businesses kindly contributed tasty recipes for readers to enjoy as it was all in aid of a very

Macroom Youthreach Student of the Year Awards

ON Tuesday 30th September, the Macroom Youthreach Student of the year Awards took place in the Riverside Park Hotel in Macroom. Students past and present were awarded Certificates for the completion of their chosen course from the academic year 2013/2014. The Award for student of the year was presented to current Fetac 4 student Gary O’Connor. Guest of honour on the night, CEO of Cork Education and Training Board, Mr

Flags fly high in Lisheen

A wonderful occasion took place at Lisheen NS to raise the Junior Entrepreneur and Active Schools flags. On a day blessed with brilliant sunshine, staff, pupils, families and friends gathered to celebrate the rewards of a challenging and inspiring school year, when the school were also awarded a plaque for excellence in Primary Maths and Science and were finalists in the Walton’s Music for Schools Competition.