Fáilte & Welcome
Céad Míle Fáilte to all our readers, whether parent, student, teacher, past student or someone interested to find out about our fine College.
Dominican College had a whole school inspection on the 6/12/18 and we are delighted to be able to share the report with you. Click here for the report.
Whole-School Evaluation – Management, Leadership and Learning reports on the quality of teaching and learning and on the quality of management and leadership in a school. It affirms good practice and makes recommendations, where appropriate, to aid the further development of educational provision in the school.
On Thursday the 2nd May at 2 o'clock in the school hall, class 2.2 are undertaking a fundraiser in aid of Trocaire. For our fundraiser we will be showcasing a movie to 1st Year students only. The film we have picked is 'Legally Blonde'. All 1st Years who would like to attended will have to pay an entry of €2. We will also be selling goodie bags for the price of €1.
Before the film begins there will be a slide show to show much of Trocaire's good work. We will do this so students have an understanding of where their money will be going and how they're helping. Overall it will be a great afternoon and we hope that everyone will not only enjoy the afternoon but learn about trocaire. (Sarah Bannon)
On Monday 7th April, the TYs enjoyed a day trip to Dublin city centre. To start the day, we went to the Laughter Lounge on Eden Quay where we saw a comedy show based on the life of teenagers. We all found this relatable, enjoyable and funny. There were laughs from everyone and it was good to see the whole year out together enjoying themselves especially as the year is too quickly coming to an end.
After lunch we split into 2 groups with one group going to a Seamus Heaney exhibition, held in the Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage centre. The centre is full of Heaney’s original manuscripts, letters, diary entries, notebooks and unpublished works. The 2nd group went to the W.B. Yeats library, where they were given a guided tour of the museum where many original pieces had been donated by Yeats’ family.
We all enjoy school trips to new places and this one was no different. Overall it was an interesting and fun day for everyone in TY. Míle buíochas don foireann go léir a chur an turas le chéile. (Elena Byrne)
We are very proud of our two camogie teams who won the Dublin A Junior A and Senior A titles and made it all the way to the All-Ireland semi-finals. Unfortunately they met their match on the day and no doubt will come back stronger again.
Click here for a commemorative booklet.
Dominican College Senior(U 19) camogie team played St Marys Nenagh in an All Ireland B Semi-Final in Na Fianna on Saturday 9th. It was a pulsating game from start to finish with both set of backs dominating for large periods. Dominican College started well with 3 unanswered points from captain Caoimhe Walsh, corner forward Éile O'Ceallaigh and wing forward Anna Sullivan. Dominican College were against the breeze in the first half and Nenagh took advantage to reply with 4 unanswered points to go in at half time 04 - 03 ahead.
Points were traded throughout the second half - Anna O'Dwyer flawless at frees. the Dominican girls went ahead through a goal from Anna O´Dwyer with 5 minutes from the end to go 1-6 to 0-8 ahead. A last minute free decided the game with Nenagh trying to equalize. The ball somehow found its way into the net from the free to finish the game 1-8 to 1-6 for Nenagh. A fantastic year for the Dominican girls winning the Dublin A championship and showing they can match any team in the country. (Eoin Ryan)