We are delighted to announce that due to the success of last year’s Senior Trip we are running with it again this year on week end of Oct 31st – Nov 2nd, 2014
This trip is open to any student in 3rd year or above!!!
Total cost of the trip is €380 per student based on 45 students.
Trip to Include;
Two nights B + B in Hotel
Ticket for MAN CITY v MAN UTD in Etihad Stadium
Full day in Alton Towers during Halloween Spooktacular
Full days shopping / leisure in Cheshire Oaks and Trafford Centre
Bus to and from school
Due to last year’s successful trip and the prestige of this year’s match, places are in high demand and are limited to 45 students.
A letter will be sent home once the students are back in school with further details and a deposit of €100 will be due in before Friday 5th September.
If we have more than 45 applicants then a draw will take place to allocate places
The Green Schools Committee travelled to DCU in May to accept the schools third Green Flag. We now have Green Flags for Litter Control, Energy Conservation and now for Water Conservation. Congratulations to all involved.
Adam Kane and Senan Duffy both got awards at a chess presentation for outstanding chess play. Both students are from 1Ferdia. Tom Hanratty and Ben Verling accompanied the winners to the presentation. Well done to the chess team on their achievements in their first year and thanks to Mr. Mc Ardle for all his work with them.
(Photograph courtesy of Ken Finnegan. Photographs from the awards night can be purchased from Ken.Visit his website www.newspics.ie.
'Believe in education. Believe in yourselves'.
The words from Dundalk Town Council Chairman, Eamonn O'Boyle's speech at the annual De La Salle Awards Ceremony encapsulated the feelings of all 650 people present at the Fairways Hotel last Thursday evening.
Cllr. O'Boyle, who spent 37 years as Guidance Councillor at the College and is the last-ever Chairperson of Dundalk Town Council, was the guest of honour at this year's awards ceremony, an annual event that celebrates the academic, sporting and pastoral achievements of current and past students of the 750 student college.
The main awards on the night were the Student Awards, with Niall O'Shea scooping the prestigious Student of the Year (Senior) Award and Sean Murray winning the Junior equivalent. Robert Curran captured the Outstanding Sportsperson of the Year (Senior) Award, with Anton Reilly, capturing the Outstanding Sportsperson of the Year (Junior).
The Lasallian Spirit Award, which recognises a student who encapsulates the Lasallian ethos – was won by Ciaran Caldwell, a Sixth Year student who has served as a prefect, Students Council representative, mentor to incoming First Years and Environment Committee member.
The outstanding Leaving and Junior Certificate Results of 2012 and 2013 were also acknowledged, with prizes for Best Leaving Certificate Results category (overall, class-by-class and subject), Best Junior Certificate Results (overall and class-by-class), the Overall Leaving Certificate Awards were accepted by Cillian Crosson, who is studying at Trinity College, Dublin and Emmett O'Driscoll, who is studying Pharmacy at University College Cork.
Special awards were also presented to scholarship winners to Trinity College and Dublin City University, (Cillian Crosson, Liam O'Leary and Ciaran Byrne), International Rules and Carlton Blues player Ciaran Byrne, the Equestrian excellence of Mark Murphy (who won Young Rider of the Year at the 2013 Dublin Horse Show), JP Mc Manus Scholarship Recipient Cillian Crosson. Sporting excellence was also recognised, with Players of the Year Awards in six sports (Gaelic Football, Soccer, Rugby, Badminton, Golf and Basketball).
The ceremony also saw the continuation of the George and Patricia Moore Awards, inaugurated in 2009 by the late past pupil George Moore and kindly continued by his family, represented on the night by Gerardine Duffy. Other honoured guests included Br. Francis Manning, Provincial of the De La Salle Order Ireland, Sean Goan of the Le Chéile Trust and Jack Branigan, representing the Mc Cooey Family.
Major Prize Recipients:
Brendan Mc Cooey Memorial Student of the Year (Senior): Niall O'Shea
Br. Brendan Collier Memorial Student of the Year (Junior): Sean Murray
Lasallian Spirit Award: Ciaran Caldwell
Sportsperson of the Year (Senior): Robert Curran
Sportsperson of the Year (Junior): Anton Reilly
Best Leaving Certificate Results 2012 (Overall): Cillian Crosson
Best Leaving Certificate Results 2013 (Overall): Emmett O'Driscoll
Best Junior Certificate Results 2012 (Overall): Philip McGuinness
Best Junior Certificate Results 2013 (Overall): Sean Murray
The De La Salle Young Scientist students were invited to the DkIT last Friday the 14th of March to take part in a mini science fair. For the 2nd year in a row Senator Jim Darcy asked students to present their projects to the primary school students in Dundalk. The students were presented with medals and were welcomed to the DkIT by Dr. Edel Healy as well as one of the founders of the Young Scientist itself, Dr. Tony Scott. Mairead Mc Guinness (MEP) gave an inspiring motivational speech.
As well as the Young Scientist presentation, some Transition year and 2nd year students were asked to put on a Science magic show in a lecture theatre for the primary school visitors.
The boys confidendently displayed some of the more exciting Junior certificate practicals as well as a brief lesson on acids and bases. Well done to Transition Years Jack Watters, Sean Murray, Ryan Kirk and Cian Murphy as well as 2nd years Ben Verling, Steven Jiminez and Daniel Mullen who really left the primary students stunned by their scientific prowess!!!
And many thanks to Senator Jim Darcy for giving them the wonderful opportunity
We were delighted to welcome Br. Damien Kellegher, (Assistant Visitor) to the college on the 3rd of March. Pictured above with some of our Lasallian Animation Team