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Nenagh College Students raise €500 for Pieta House

The work of Pieta House is key in the promotion of Positive Mental Health and prevention of Suicide in Ireland. Our local Pieta House is based in Mungret, Limerick and offers free counselling services for families and people who require the immediate help

Pictured above are Sarah Slattery, Ms. Catherine O’Keeffe & Grace Gleeson.

First Year Hurling Blitz

Top row, left to right
Mr Byrne (Kildangan), Daniel McInerney (Nenagh), Conor Shanahan (Portroe), Joshua John Delaney (Buirgeas), Jamie Kennedy(Nenagh Eire Og), Shane Gleeson (Kildangan), Seth Shayamewoko (Nenagh Eire Og), Jamie Cottrell (Nenagh Eire Og), Ben West (Nenagh Eire Og), David Haverty (Toomevara), Mr Heffernan (Nenagh Eire Og)

Bottom row, left to right
Conor Craven (Silvermines), David Corcoran (Toomevara), Conor Clarke (Toomevara), Aidan Dillion (Nenagh Eire Og), Rory Grace (Kilruane), Sean Crowe (Nenagh Eire Og), Mikey Ryan (Moneygall)

Tipperary ETB Principals join delegation to Shanghai University

Pictured are Nenagh College Principal, Damien Kennedy and Micheal O Connor, Principal Colaiste Pobal Ros Cre and delegates with Ms. Therese Healy, Consul General and Mr. Yongbin Xia, UCC Confucius centre.

Nenagh College Principal, Damien Kennedy and Micheal O Connor, Principal Colaiste Pobal Ros Cre recently joined ETB and Community & Comprehensive Principals from Galway and Cork on a delegation to Shanghai University as part of the partnership with UCC Confucius Centre and Irish schools to promote the study of Chinese language culture in Irish schools.

The Principals were accompanied by Mr. Yongbin.Xia, Director of the Confucius centre in UCC. The delegates visited Shanghai University where they met with Irish students from UCC who are currently studying there. They also visited LuWan Senior High School in Shanghai which is home to 35,000 students ranging in age from nine to eighteen years old.

Ms. Therese Healy, Consul General at the Consulate General of Ireland hosted a reception for the delegation where she outlined in great detail the benefits of the exchange programme for the Irish economy. She emphasised the expansive opportunities available to young Irish people in Shanghai and the level of support available to Irish students and graduates when they arrive in Shanghai.

Eight students from Nenagh College participated in the Summer Programme at Shanghai University in 2015. The Confucius Centre has extended an invitation to students to participate in their Easter Programme in 2016 which will coincide this year with the Shanghai St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

All Transition Year students in Nenagh College currently study a Chinese language module while Chinese Cultural Studies has been introduced this year for first year students also.

Nenagh College PLC Graduation

Congratulations to all Nenagh College PLC students on their Graduation Night. The courses included: Applied Social Studies, Childcare, Office Administration and Sports & Recreation. We wish everybody well in the future.

Nenagh College Hurling Wall

The work is being carried out by Hackett Construction, Toomevara and when completed will provide the school with a state of the art hurling wall (28 metres x 5.5 metres). High spec. floodlights will compliment this making it an attractive proposition for local clubs and organisations for use outside of school hours. Further development of the outdoor sports facilities at the school are currently at planning stage.

The work is due to be completed by November 2nd.

Paris Trip 2015

From Thursday 8th Oct – Sunday 11th Oct. a group of 50 students and 5 teachers from Nenagh College embarked on a 4 day trip of a lifetime to the most visited city in the world, Paris. They visited some of the most famous sites in Paris including the Arch de Triumph, Champs Elysees, Louvre, Disneyland and the Eiffel Tower. It was an hugely enjoyable experience and not one to be forgotten any time soon!

Amber Flag 2015

Congratulations to Ms. O’Keeffe, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Quigley and all of our Amber Flag Team for their hard work in promoting positive mental health throughout Nenagh College. The team raised five hundred euros for Pieta House. The cheque was presented to Simon Tierney from O.C.D. Ireland

Nenagh College Leaving Cert Applied

For the first time in it’s history Nenagh College welcomed the first group of Leaving Certificate Applied Students. The Leaving Certificate Applied is a two year Leaving Certificate available to students who wish to follow a practical programme with a strong practical and vocational emphasis. Nenagh College now offers all of the three Leaving Certificate Programmes offered by the Department of Education and Skills. This is another step in fulfilling our mission statement – “To educate all students for their personal development and for the good of the community”.

Nenagh College Leaving Certificate Applied students at Nenagh Castle as part of the course induction program.

From Left Front Row: Shannon Reilly, Jennifer Sheils, Darren Sheehan, Grace Auossi, Ms. C. O’Keeffe ( Co-Ordinator) Darragh Campbell, Callum O’ Meara

Back Row From Left: John Grace, Dylan Creamer, Shane Collins, John O’Halloran, Colm Cawley

(missing from photo Ms. R. Maharaj Co-ordinator)

Big Brother/Big Sister


In March, the Big Brother/Big Sister programme saw the 5th and 6th Year Mentors, together with their teachers, Ms. Ni Chofaigh, Ms. Duffy and Ms. Maharaj accompany the 1st Year Mentees to Foroige in Nenagh Town Hall.  They were met by Brid Canny, youth worker, who generously welcomed the students to take part in different activities in the club that ranged from table tennis to air hockey, board games, pool and the Xbox. Thank you Foroige!

On April 16th the group visited Nenagh Courthouse and learned about the day-to-day events at the courthouse and also the history of the building and its significance for the local area.  They were accompanied by Ms. Ní Chofaigh and Ms. Maharaj.