Exchange Programs

‘Elf’ the musical hits all the right notes

By Geraldine Collins on Jan 26, 2017.  

An extravaganza of ‘Elf’ the musical at Ashton! Ashton School Players, directed by Mr. Drew Ruttle brought the audiences to their feet once again with their presentation of ‘Elf’ the musical, which was held recently in the Physical Education Hall at Ashton School. Tickets sold fast and seats filled to maximum capacity.  Audiences were charmed […]

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German Exchange visit to Cologne.

By Geraldine Collins on Dec 14, 2016.  


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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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Best of Luck to John and the Irish Hockey Squad in Rio 2016

By Ashton School on Aug 5, 2016.  

Ashton past pupil John Jermyn realised the Olympic hockey dream shared by many after being chosen for the Irish squad for Rio.  He begins Ireland’s Olympic quest on Saturday, 6th August 2016, when Ireland will play India at 3.00 p.m. A year ago Ireland came through an arduous qualifying campaign to rightly claim a berth […]

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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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Spanish language win for Ashton – 4th successive year receiving scholarships

By Geraldine Collins on May 5, 2016.  

Ashton Students continue their Spanish winning ways. Olé Olé! Cian Murphy and Reece O’Reilly Butler –  5th Year students at Ashton School, Blackrock Road, recently meeting the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland, José-María Rodríguez Coso, and receiving their prize of a week’s scholarship to study Spanish at the university of Valladolid, in Valladolid, Spain. This was […]

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Cork Choral Festival 2016 – Ashton hosts twinning concert and musical extravaganza!

By Geraldine Collins on May 5, 2016.  

Ashton was host to the German based DeineMaids from Cologne, the Cork RTA Choir (Primary) and the Cantabile Vocal Ensemble also from Cork.  Musical Director for the event was Ms. Mary O’Brien, Music Teacher at Ashton, Accompaniest Mr. Stobart, based at St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, and Co-Ordinator Mr. Drew Ruttle, Chaplain at Ashton, and Musical Director of […]

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