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Donegal to Iona 2018 The 175 Pilgrimage
July 3rd 2018 Somewhere way back, when we were first putting together the plans to celebrate 175 years since the foundation of St. Columba’s College, I had the idea that after all the balls and receptions and drinking and partying we should finish it all off with something that reminded us of our very beginnings […] The post Donegal to Iona 2018 – The 175 Pilgrimage appeared first on St. Columba's College.

The Submarine Summer Edition
The pupil magazine The Submarine has just released its end-of-year summer edition. Its focus starts with the recent Eighth Amendment vote, and also in it are a poem by Iona Chavasse, historical cartoons by Flora Macrae, illustrations by Tania Stokes and a Lord of the Flies wordsearch. Well done to editors Caoimhe Cleary and Tania Stokes. To read this terms […] The post The Submarine Summer Edition appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Trips Week 2018
Last week, while our Leaving & Junior Certificate candidates settled into this intense exam period, the pupils in the other Forms took part in a variety of trips across Ireland. Form V spent four days in the Burren, their traditional ‘Trips Week’ expedition, doing a variety of Biology & Geography fieldwork but with plenty of […] The post Trips Week 2018 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Old Columban Art Exhibition
During the recent 175th Anniversary Weekend a collection of paintings & sculpture were on display in the College. Some items in this collection are for sale, with a percentage of the proceeds going towards the College Development Fund. Below is an album of the displayed work. For any questions or to enquire about purchasing a […] The post Old Columban Art Exhibition appeared first on St. Columba's College.

175 Weekend
A spectacular weekend’s activities concluded last night with a lovely Chapel service at 6pm. Old Columbans from around the world, parents, staff and pupils took part in a huge variety of events blessed with perfect weather. It all kicked off with the Old Columban Society drinks party in the Dining Hall of Trinity College, Dublin, […] The post 175 Weekend appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Weekend Celebrations for the 175th
Old Columbans are currently travelling from all over the world for our special 175th anniversary weekend, which coincides with the annual St Columba’s Day Celebrations. We have already welcomed visitors from places such as Singapore and Bangkok who have been seeing the school, and tonight 300 OCs and their guests attend a drinks party in […] The post Weekend Celebrations for the 175th appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Transition Year Awards 2018
Last night in the Big Schoolroom Mr McCarthy wrapped up this year’s Transition Year Programme, speaking to the pupils about their successes and progress throughout the year. He thanked all the TY staff team, and in particular Mr Noel Coldrick, who contributes a huge amount to the Year annually, and who is retiring from the […] The post Transition Year Awards 2018 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Transition Year English Evening 2018
The 25th annual TY English Evening was held in the BSR last night to round off the pupils’ course. As usual the formula consisted of pupils reading out interesting pieces from their Work Portfolios, and a guest commenting on these and then on ‘matters English’. The guest speaker last night was the first ‘graduate’ of […] The post Transition Year English Evening 2018 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Sports Day & Sports Dinner 2018
The College was buzzing on Saturday as sport took centre stage once again.  In the afternoon the main events of Sports Day took place, with pupils assigned to one of four teams (red, blue, green and white). The campus was awash with colour as the pupils competed in a wide range of events ranging from […] The post Sports Day & Sports Dinner 2018 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Voices of Poetry 2018
That excellent annual event, Voices of Poetry, took place last night in the BSR. Every year it seems the sun is shining outside as the darkened space, lit by a single spotlight, gives us an hour’s treat of great poetry. As Mr Swift, the compère in black tie, pointed out, there was a ‘175’ tinge […] The post Voices of Poetry 2018 appeared first on St. Columba's College.