By Geraldine Collins on Jun 21, 2022.   No Comments

Ashton School News February 2022

Ashton School.

As January spreads its warmer temperatures (at times!), and longer days, we all feel the better of it. We are looking forward to St. Brigid’s day, which heralds the first day of Spring. We know that St. Brigid is the patron saint of dairy farming, protection of homes, and much more. St. Brigid’s Cross is probably the best known aspect of her life. This cross was made from rushes which tradition suggests brings luck and blesses the earth with growth and new life, along with protection of the dwelling house. In the home, it is placed near the door.


Congratulations to Daniel McCarthy, Leaving Certificate student who recently was notified of his success in coming Joint 3rd place at the National Technology Competition, which resulted in the school being awarded Euros 500.00. The school were also invitees of the Limerick University awards presentation at the Limerick Concert Hall.

Daniel worked on an interesting feat of technology and engineering design which involved innovation, creative design, technology, research skills and patience. We salute you Daniel and look forward to your continuing work and development in technological design. Well done!


Transition Year students completed their French Language module recently with a food-themed visit to ‘Cameron’, a French Patisserie at Emmett Place, Cork City. This was a feast of epicurean excellence of mouth-watering proportions, especially for young, growing TY students!! They stood in gleeful anticipation ‘eating with their eyes’ as they looked in the window and waited to enter, following Covid 19 guidelines.

Finally students got their turn to purchase their chosen baguettes, pastries, pear and apple cakes, tiramisu, pain au chocolat, café au lait, cappucino and the list goes on! The choice is vast and enticing, every morsel savoured slowly, and with relish. They also used the opportunity to speak in French when placing their orders, supporting the work done in class.

The only demonstrative feedback possible from sated students was their smiling faces, and tissues wiping faces free of food particles. Quelle bon chance! Organised by Ms. Farrell, French Teacher. Merci, merci.








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