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Darkness Into Light 2019

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Tim Severin enthralls an Éigse audience !

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Writer, explorer and filmmaker Tim Severin stunned
students and teachers as they learned how he
replicated the voyage of St. Brendan the Navigator
from Ireland to Newfoundland.
His film of his leather boat on the roaring Atlantic,
In the ice floes off Greenland reveal a person of
Unique imagination, courage and scholarship.

Tim Severin's award-winning books and films on
his expeditions by Bronze Age galleys, by Arab sailing
sailing ship, by prahu, by bamboo raft,
by horse to Jerusalem, by horse across Mongolia
as he retraced journeys of figures like Genghis Khan,
Marco Polo Ulysses, Sinbad as well as his three
historical fiction trilogies Viking, Saxon and
Pirate have captivated so many including teachers
and students in Coláiste Choilm.
This visit by Tim Severin, Uomo Universale was an
honour for all gathered
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:20

Cambridge Professor speaks with prospective students.

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Emeritus Prof. of Radiology, honorary consultant radiologist to Addenbrooke's Hospital, internationally honoured physician and retired Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge, Prof. Adrian Dixon met Colaiste Choilm students; he shared insights on science and medicine and about applying to and studying in Cambridge.
Prof. Dixon travels globally promoting international education.
We are in his debt for his kindness to us and for the new link he has made between Coláiste Choilm and St. Stephen's College in Hong Kong.


Ciara is Awarded A Quercus Scholarship to UCC

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Congratulations to Ciara O'Keeffe who was awarded a Quercus Entrance Scholarship to UCC. Ciara is studying Mathematical Sciences.


Well done to our 38 Young Scientists of 2019 !

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Congratulations to our Young Scientists and their mentors on their great achievements at YSE. The standard of entries was absolutely phenomenal and our students did us proud! To qualify for the Young Scientist Exhibition is a huge achievement in itself as this year over 2000 projects & 4000 students entered initially and only 550 were accepted. Our total of 17 projects and 38 students was the highest by far of any school. Great credit is due to the teachers who supervised the projects, provided superb support, coached the students for the judging and cared for them 24/7 over the four days. The prizes won were as follows:
- Liah Cremin – Alexion Special Award
- Caoimhe Buckley, Rebecca Sheehan & Maria O’Connor – Highly Commended
- Louise Ambrose & Emily Cotter – Highly Commended
- Liah Cremin – Highly Commended
- Rachel Hughes, Katie Lordan & Jodie Sullivan – Display Award
Many thanks to all teachers who travelled with the First Years to the Young Scientists Exhibition We hope this will inspire many young scientists for years to come.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:37
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Lunch vouchers for Siopa U Chrualaoi are now available in the school shop, the main office and O Crualaoi's delicatessen.