Exchange Programs

Bronze medal for Diarmuid o’Donoghue at International Chemistry Olympiad

By Geraldine Collins on Jul 20, 2017.  

Congratulations are extended to Diarmuid O’Donoghue, 6th year at Ashton, on his amazing achievement at being awarded a Bronze medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad, held mid – July in Thailand.  Science teacher Ms. Margaret Buggy was ‘thrilled’  with Diarmuid’s  success.  She has taught Diarmuid through Junior Cycle Science, Leaving Certificate Chemistry, and actively encouraged him […]

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Listowel Writers Week Winners.

By Geraldine Collins on Jul 6, 2017.  

    Ashton School 5th Year students Kim Bradfield and Philip Krause, along with their supportive families, attended Listowel Writer’s Week 2017 on May 31st for the official Opening of this internationally renowned festival of literature, to accept their awards on the night, with pride. Kim was awarded 1st prize in the U18 Creative Young […]

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Transition Year Awards Night

By Geraldine Collins on May 29, 2017.  

    Transition Year students at Ashton School, Blackrock Road, Cork keenly look forward to 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, and imagination. Ms. Ryan Year Head, welcomed everyone on the night, and Ms. Burke […]

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John Spillane charms students and staff

By Geraldine Collins on May 23, 2017.  

    Singer/song writer of renown John Spillane recently visited the Irish Department at Ashton and really inspired students and  staff in a very intimate, spontaneous, and relaxed visit.   There were Irish songs, many of the beautiful old renditions,  Irish dancing, spontaneous singing from students, excellent  and entertaining violin playing and a great sense […]

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Geography Field Trip to Killarney National Park an outstanding success

By Geraldine Collins on May 18, 2017.  

The Geography Department held their Field trip to Killarney National Park recently with Fifth year students, fulfilling syllabus project requirements. Students and staff donned their  ‘wellies’ and completed water analysis testing, measuring, and rock formation appraisal, finding a stone of major geomorphic significance in the process, which is now being examined by Killarney National Park […]

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Olympian John Jermyn visits Ashton and inspires everyone

By Geraldine Collins on May 18, 2017.  

When Olympian John Jermyn entered the Sports Hall at Ashton School, Blackrock road, the sense of occasion was palpable, as the school choir, directed by Dr. Mary O’Brien, accompanied by Mr. Peter Stobart sang the aptly titled ‘When you believe’. He was greeted with a warm welcome to Assembly by Principal Mr. Adrian Landen, assisted […]

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Active Schools Week at Ashton

By Geraldine Collins on May 11, 2017.  

Ashton Active Schools Week 24th-28th April 2017 Active Schools Week is a national initiative and is about providing fun and inclusive physical activity opportunities for all members of the school community. It aims to reinforce the message that not only is physical activity good for you but can also be very enjoyable, co-ordinated by Ms. […]

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Silver Medallist at Irish Chemistry Olympiad

By Geraldine Collins on Apr 6, 2017.  

    Diarmuid O’Donoghue  6th Year, who was awarded a Silver Medal in the Irish Chemistry Olympiad at Dublin City University recently, representing Ashton, student of Ms. Buggy,  Science Teacher. He is now 1 of 16 students invited to be selected to participate internationally in Thailand in July, which he is looking forward to after […]

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French Exchange in Pontivy 2017

By Ashton School on Mar 7, 2017.  

Jeudi, le 9 mars 2017 Aujourdhui, la transformation est complète. Après huit jours, on parle le français. Ce matin, on est allé à Rennes. On est parti du Lycée Jeanne d’Arc à 8h20 et on est arrivé à la Gare de Rennes à 10h00. Avec des instructions écrites et un plan de la ville, les […]

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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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