Senior School Trip to Barcelona 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian

We are hoping to organise a school trip to Barcelona for senior students in the school for November 2016.

Please find below a proposed itinerary from the School Tour company.

Tour price:

            €388 based on 25 paying students.          €399 based on 20 paying students.

Your price includes:

Dublin/Barcelona return on scheduled airline services.

  • All current taxes, charges and airline check-in fees, if applicable.
  • One item of hand luggage per person (10kgs).
  • 3 nights half board hotel accommodation in Salou (tourist tax applies – see below).
  • Coach transfers on arrival and departure and continued coaching on each day (within drivers hours).
  • Coach transfers to and from Tibidabo.
  • Entrance to Tibidabo (subject to opening dates and times, to be confirmed).
  • Full day guided sightseeing tour in Barcelona by coach.
  • Full day use of coach for half day in Montserrat and half day in Barcelona.
  • Two extra days full coaching to Barcelona.
  • Entrance to the Aquarium.
  • Entrance and tour of Nou Camp stadium.
  • Coach transfer for a local evening activity.
  • Full insurance cover.
  • Free leader places as outlined above.
  • Emergency number while abroad.

Flight details:

Thursday 17th November 2016
Depart Dublin 06.15 Arrive Barcelona 09.45 Sunday 20th November 2016
Depart Barcelona 21.15 Arrive Dublin 23.00

OR          Friday 25th November 2016
Depart Dublin 06.15, Arrive Barcelona 09.45 Monday 28th November 2016
Depart Barcelona 21.15 Arrive Dublin 23.00

Will you please email the school at with an expression of interest before 17th June 2016. We will be collecting a deposit of €100 in September.

Click here to access School Tour Company.

National Flag Post-Primary Presentation Ceremony, Croke Park 7.3.16

Coláiste Cois Siúire students Sam Dunphy and Scott Bourke with teachers Mr Morahan and Mr Dermody representing the school at Croke Park, collecting a copy of ‘The Proclamation’.

In attendance was President Michael D. Higgins, Heather Humphries TD, GAA president Aogan O’ Fearghail and many more dignitaries.

IMG_0423 IMG_0430 IMG_0440 IMG_0458 IMG_0467To watch highlights of the day click on screen below.

For more info check out the link below.


On the 29th of April, the 3rd Years along with Ms. Gannon, Mr. Ryan and Ms. Walsh travelled to Dungarvan to take part in the Elite Adventure Camp Assault Course in Colligan Wood.  We arrived at 10 am and the fun started straight away. Everyone had to paint their face with camouflage paint.  Once everyone looked the part the group was divided into two teams.  Everyone was given their codename from Alpha up to Zulu and even a Romeo and Juliet in between.  We started with icebreaker games which involved solving puzzles and putting up a tent.  Next we had a few physical team challenges including a few very competitive rounds of tug of war.  When everyone was well warmed up and ready to go we started the assault course.  Each team had to go around the course together.  Everyone thought it looked a lot easier than it actually was.  When each team had completed the course once they picked the best 5 people from their team to do the course in the quickest time possible.  Their times would then be put up on the leader board of the Elite Adventure Camp website.  After this we took some target shots with the paintball guns.  At this stage everyone was very tired so a stop in Dungarvan was needed to refuel and refresh and then head home.


First and Second Year girls went to the Waterford Institute of Technology new campus in Cariganore on Tuesday, 13th April for a fun filled day of camogie organised by WIT.  Our girls encountered some tough competition on the day, but  some worthy personal performances were put in by Ciara Walsh, and Chloe Reville in particular.  A great day of sport, sunshine and food (provided by WIT) was had by all!!


On Tuesday, 9 February Ms Gannon and Ms Behan accompanied Second Year Students on a day of orienteering in John F Kennedy Park, New Ross.  Despite the cold weather many students proved very adept at navigating the courses.  The most successful students on the day were selected to represent their school in the forthcoming Waterford Schools Orienteering Competition to be held on 4th March in Tower Hill, Portlaw.  A very enjoyable day was had by all and well done to Annie Dobbyn, Josh McMahon, Sean Walsh, Jennie Haley Morrissey, Mark Carroll, Jamie Murphy, Craig Power and Niall Flynn who will represent the school.

Students Theatre Visits

Sixth Year Theatre Trip – The Theatre Royal    Last Wednesday, 3 February Ms Cronin accompanied 6th Year students to the long awaited production of King Lear which finally took place, having been delayed by the Big Freeze. The performance which lasted about an hour and a half consisted of key scenes which gave the students a great opportunity to revise the play literally without having to move out of their seats.  Each scene was followed by a interactive question and answer session, with the actors participation, giving an insight into the motivation of the characters they were playing. Fifth Year Theatre Trip – The Helix  Ms O Dowd and Ms Walsh accompanied students to the Helix at Dublin College University to see the play ‘ A Doll’s House’ performed.  Higher Level English students are studing Ibsen’s play as part of their comparative course.  A little Christmas shopping at the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre was also fitted in!!   Fifth and Sixth Year Students Theatre Trip – Watergate   Ms Behan and Ms Cummins accompanied fifth and sixth year students to the Watergate Theatre in Kilkenny to catch ‘An Triail’ which is on their Leaving Certificate Course.  It was both an enjoyable and educational day and hopefully will benefit them in their studies!!