Covid 19 Statement from the Department of Education and Skills

All schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings will remain closed to students until 19 April 2020.

The decision has been taken following advice from the NPHET (National Public Health Emergency Team) as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.

All young people and children are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact to keep themselves and others healthy and to limit the spread of infection. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space of two metres between each other. Parents and guardians are urged to support young people and children to follow those simple guidelines.

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD said: “This is an extremely difficult time for everyone, not least students and their parents. “The decision to keep schools closed until after the Easter break is based on public health advice. It is a hugely important aspect of our continued effort to limit the spread of Covid-19. “My message to students facing exams is that they should keep focused, keep working and try, as much as possible, to prepare as normal for the state exams. We are doing everything in our power to make sure those exams happen.

“Teachers and students have answered the call to remote learning with exceptional flexibility and adaptability. You are all a credit to the education system. “I am also deeply conscious of significant work being done to ensure continuity of learning across our higher and further education institutions. The impact of emergency measures has not stopped education, it has inspired innovation and we are indebted to all those continuing to provide education in these trying times.”


Statement from President of Ireland following his signature of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measu

Date: Fri 20th Mar, 2020 | 19:52

Statement from President of Ireland following his signature of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020

Following his consideration and signing of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020, President Michael D. Higgins has released the following statement:

“As President, I am urging all citizens, given the emergency of our situation in relation to the grave challenge to our public health, to respond in a generous way to the Health Service Executive’s advice on measures to alleviate the spread of Covid19.

These new health and social measures may be difficult for many but they affect us all and we are at a point now when a person’s actions have consequences not only for themselves but for all in society. Irresponsible individual action puts all at risk. We must draw on our strengths now.

Intergenerational solidarity has been one of the greatest resources of contemporary Irish society. Future generations, it is my belief, will look back at this critical time and I hope that they will be proud of how we as a society rose to the challenges together, with different generations taking account of one another.

As President, I have such appreciation for, and deeply value the connection I have experienced with, young people around the country. I appeal to these young people to spread the word among their friends of the importance of that which we have been asked to do.

In every generation there will be exceptions to what is being sought in the public interest. Let us hope that we have seen the end of such behaviour which puts all of us at risk.

Many of the older people, of whose generation Sabina and I are a part, and to whom I have spoken, have been very appreciative of the large numbers of young people who are helping them, and that such assistance is offered in such a caring way that addresses issues of our older citizens that go far beyond the delivery of necessary groceries or food.

Those older people who have been helped have felt a connection within society, a sense of a bond that is being strengthened rather than weakened. Older people as well as being grateful for how they have been helped have spoken of how they have welcomed the sight of young people who have given them such hope for the Ireland that is to come.”


Transition Year Application

The Transition Year Application process has been adjusted this year to suit the current school situation. Parents/Guardians are requested to sit down with your student & view TY Information Video which is linked on 3rd Year MS Teams Group. If student is interested in applying for TY, the student must complete application form on MS Teams & return online within the time frame provided.


Homework Assignments

Reminder to all students of Nenagh College to log into their Microsoft Teams App and complete their homework assignments. The login for the Teams App is your Nenagh College email.

Here are a list of useful publisher websites which have free access to eBooks. Use these with your textbooks to help you complete your assignments


Leaving Cert Maths Videos

These videos were designed and produced by UCD Maths Support Centre tutors Rowland Bennett, Anthony Cronin, Kaitlin Farrell, Emma Howard and Christopher Kennedy. The 143 videos cover both the Higher Level and Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate mathematics courses.

They cover four strands of the Leaving Certificate mathematics curriculum:

  • Statistics and Probability (37 videos)
  • Geometry and Trigonometry (44 videos)
  • Algebra (35 videos)
  • Functions and Calculus (27 videos)

These videos were made possible by the very generous funding of Citi Foundation with thanks to Jennifer Murphy and Fiona Swenney from the UCD Access and Lifelong Learning’s Future You programme.

Click on the following link:

6LCA St. Patrick’s Day Nenagh College Window Display

Ms O Keeffe’s 6th year Office Administration and Customer Care class completed a window display project for St Patrick’s Day.

This involved carrying out research on the window displays in our town and getting advice and help from the Art department and the Music department in our school. We would like to thank Ms Knight, Ms Beirne, Ms Purcell and Ms Tierney.

We are very proud of the work the students put into this project.