Transition Year

The Transition Year Programme is a unique one year programme that promotes the personal, social, vocational and educational development of students and prepares them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society. TY provides a bridge to enable students to make the transition from the more dependent type of learning associated with Junior Cycle to the more independent learning environment associated with Senior Cycle. It encourages the development of a wide range of transferable critical thinking and creative problem solving skills. They study many subjects including English, Irish, Maths, Geography, History, Music, Science, Computer Studies, Business, Engineering, P.E. & Leadership. TY students participate in a wide variety of school excursions both nationally & internationally. They will raise money for charity, participate in work experience and gain confidence through active participation in the programme.




The Bystander Intervention Programme in Nenagh College.

TY students in Nenagh College completed a 6-week Bystander Intervention training programme as part of wellbeing. The aim of this programme is to highlight the danger of normalising and accepting abusive behaviour.

TY students engaged in active education workshops, which informed and empowered student’s to better understand their capacity to intervene in a safe way as pro-social bystanders. Ms O Keeffe trained as a facilitator with Professor Louise Crowley, UCC, who provided all the necessary resources for the workshops.




First Aid Training

Well Done to our TY Group who recently completed their First Aid Training Workshop covering areas such as CPR, use of AED, Choking, Slings & Bandages



Coding Workshop

On Wednesday 26th April, Brian Fogarty and Conor Bowe from Fiserv, Nenagh, delivered a coding workshop to our TY class, using Javascript and HTML. It was a great to see links between a local technology company and our school.



Transition Year Art

Our Transition year students took part in a rush making workshop with craftsperson Geraldine Wisdom.



Our TY students enjoyed an oil painting workshop with artists Ann Daly and Rosaleen.


TY students enjoyed a wonderful 2hr workshop with artist /sculptor Geraldine Wisdom using rushes from Lough Derg .

Health Promotion Week

Our TY Group took part in a very busy Health Promotion Week. The Workshops and Activities throughout the week focused on developing the Physical, Mental & Social Health of each student.
The schedule of activities included:
  • “Your Health – Your Choice” Workshop with Nurse Col Conway, Marie Keating Foundation. 
  • Group trip to Jump Lanes Trampoline Centre Limerick.
  • “Paving your Path” Workshop with John Lonergan.
  • Group hike in the Devils Bit.
  • Team Buiding Workshop with TeamWorks Ireland.
  • “Making the right Choice” Workshop with Community Substance Misuse Team.
  • Mixed Gender Indoor Soccer match Vs Borrisokane CC
  • Group trip to Pallas Go Karting Portumna
  • Mobile Phone Digital Detox for 3hrs each day.


Transition Year Politics

Well done to the our  Transition Year Politics class who completed their posters based on topic such as Climate Change, 2021 Washington DC Riots, Fake News & Misinformation and Gender Equality in Sports.


Transition Year group hosting Argentinian Students

On Friday 13th January, our Transition Year group had the pleasure of hosting a group of 22 Argentinian Student’s who are currently on a 4 Week Exchange from their home schools.
The morning began with a fantastic presentation from our visiting students covering all aspects of their country, culture and lifestyle in Argentina. The presentation concluded with our visitors teaching the TY group some of their traditional dances of celebration and festivals.
Nenagh College Trad Group then played a collection of songs for our visiting students to enjoy, followed by an Introduction to Hurling from Mr. Gratton with the afternoon finishing up with an Irish Stew lunch supplied by the Get Fresh Team in our Canteen. An educational and fun filled afternoon was enjoyed by all, we wish our visiting students all the best and a safe return home to Argentina.


Transition Year students receive Choose Safety – Young People at Work Certificates.

Nenagh College Transition Year students (September – December 2022) successfully completed a ‘Healthy & Safety Authority Choose Safety – Young People at Work Programme’.

The programme introduces senior cycle students to the principles of Workplace Safety and Health.

Each student received an individual Certificate of Completion in recognition of his/her increased understanding of Health and Safety at Work. Certificates were issued by Kilkenny Education Centre. Well done to all.

Christmas Market

Firstly the mini companies were judged by Tina Mullhearne of Student Enterprise Programme. She chose two companies to go through to the County Final. Well done and Best of Luck to “International Crafts” and “Moonful” in the next stage of the competition.

TY Movie Award

In March of this year, a group of our then TY Students worked with the Young Irish Film Makers over 3 days to write, direct and edit their own short film.
The Nenagh Arts Centre recently contacted our school to inform us that the group had won the award of “Best Short Film” for the Action Thriller – “Michael Man 2 – The Revenge of Evan”! Well done to the 8 students involved for their creativity and excellent acting skills – Sarah Jane Bourke, Michael T Collins, Aidan Maher, John O’Meara, Michael McKibbin, Evan Quigley, Seamus McKenzie Cleary & Maciej Andrzej Lis. 
Well done to our TY Students who completed a full day workshop at Pallas Driving School earlier this week. TY Students began by working on preparation for the Driving Theory Test followed by an individual Driving Lesson for each student. After a couple of false starts and stalls, our TY students didn’t take long before they were taking on the open road!