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Debating team at Ashton look forward to visiting the European Parliament in Brussels

By Geraldine Collins on Feb 17, 2017.  

    On Thursday February 18th, four Transition Year students participated in the Lord Mayor’s debate on the motion that ‘Ireland is better off with the EU’.  This was held in the City Hall Chambers in the presence of eight other schools. The debate was a great success with Chaia Carroll, Lily Thornhill, Alex O’Donovan […]

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“A History of Ashton School” by Alicia St Leger

By Ashton School on Dec 3, 2016.  

Our long-awaited history book has been published and was launched on Friday, 2nd December 2016.  The launch took place in Ashton School and the book was launched by special guest – retired teacher and past-principal Bertie Smith. Bertie came to Ashton in 1974 and ended his teaching career as principal of Ashton in 2011.  With a connection with the school […]

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Awards Day at Ashton

By Geraldine Collins on Oct 24, 2016.  

  Ashton School, Blackrock Road, held their Annual Awards Day recently, attended by students, staff, Board of Management, Co-Patrons of the school, and invited guests. Prizes were awarded across the curriculum both academically and for sporting and extra-curricular success, generating positive affirmation for everyone involved. Guest of Honour on the day was Dr. Brian Appelbe, […]

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Christian Union group visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

By Geraldine Collins on Oct 6, 2016.  

Members of Ashton Christian Union attending the Church of Ireland Board of Education Service of Choral Evensong for the Opening of the Academic Year,  in St. Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin recently, co-ordinated by Chaplain Drew Ruttle.

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Transition Year Awards Night at Ashton

By Geraldine Collins on Jun 14, 2016.  

Transition Year students at Ashton School, Blackrock Road, Cork keenly anticipate this particular awards night, at the end of a very busy year.  Parents come to view and appreciate the work students have completed with great detail, imagination, and creativity. T.Y. Co-Ordinator Ms. Ryan welcomed everyone and used the ‘journey’ motif to impress on the […]

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Ashton Digest June 2016

By Geraldine Collins on Jun 6, 2016.  

As Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate students sit their examinations, we wish them peace of mind, and heart, knowing that they have done their best.  We also wish their parents luck and lots of patience!. As an annual event on the school calendar, the P.E. Department, headed up by Mr. Eddie Kirwan, Ms. Siobhain Dennehy, […]

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Ashton Digest May 2016

By Geraldine Collins on May 28, 2016.  

Proclamation Day was celebrated with grace and dignity.  Students, staff and invited guests paid respectful and dignified attention to most interesting and informative presentations, co-ordinated by Mrs. Carmel Murphy, Maths Department. She informed every one of the historical background and context of Ireland’s history over the centuries up to 1916. Presentations were made by Muireann […]

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Sponsored walk for charity, whole school event

By Geraldine Collins on May 9, 2016.  

  As an Annual event on the school calendar, the P.E. Department, headed up by Mr. Eddie Kirwan, Ms. Siobhain Dennehy, Ms. Sarah Falvey, Mr. Dean Lynch, and Ms. Kate Twohig, organise the Sponsored Walk.  This is keenly anticipated and generates pleasant camaraderie as students from first to fifth year, walk, run, or jog the […]

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Rededication of St. Andrew’s Chapel at Ashton

By Geraldine Collins on Apr 25, 2016.  

Ashton School, Blackrock Road, Cork enjoys the many benefits of having a Chapel within the school complex, which is used daily, and thoroughly enjoyed by all those who have the pleasure of spending quiet and prayerful time there.   Set in what was the original part of the school complex, it is pivotal to all functions […]

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Seachtain na Gaeilge in Ashton. An Ghaeilge abú!

By Geraldine Collins on Mar 11, 2016.  

  Students are animated,  and music fills the corridors of Ashton during Seachtain na Gaeilge, which this year has added momentum, as the date coincides closely with Proclamation Day and the commemorative ceremonies occurring nationwide, emphasising the importance of the Irish language and culture for us all. Tráth na gCeist, Ceoil, Damhsa, Duaiseanna go leor, […]

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