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National Symphony Orchestra

Local Students Visit National Symphony Orchestra

Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan had a very exciting outing last week, when they visited the National Symphony Orchestra in the city. The music students of third, fifth and sixth year were brought to the NSO with their teachers Ms McFadden, Ms Flynn and Ms Kearns from the music department. Composer,…

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St. Finian’s Community College – Celebrating 60 Years

One of the most famous secondary schools in North County Dublin, St Finian’s Community College Swords, are celebrating 60 years of educational provision in Swords and North County Dublin. The school began its life as St. Finian’s Vocational School, which opened its doors at North Street/Seatown Road in September 1956,…

Lusk Community College

Good News About Extension To Lusk School

The delay to the building of the much-needed extension to Lusk Community College, may be coming to an end. The delay is causing much anger locally, but local councillor, Tom O’Leary (FG) has confirmed that the long awaited extension is expected to be completed within 18 months. O’Leary told the…

One Book project

One Book Project Launched In Balbriggan

The One Book Project was launched at a ceremony at Bracken ETNS, Balbriggan last week. This is an initiative which unites local communities in Balbriggan, by schools coming together and studying a particular book, with a shared objective of promoting literacy, whilst developing community links. The One Book project includes…

Teacher Training

Assessments For Autism and ADHD

Friends of Autism & ADHD are delighted to be in a position to be able to fund a number of assessments for young people with possible Autism and or ADD/ADHD. These assessments will consist of an educational assessment by Clinical Educational Psychologist, Dr Ann Prosser, Psy.D.,a licensed Certified Clinical Psychologist….

Buddy Bench

Buddy Bench At Skerries School

Friends of Autism & ADHD, who have a base on Strand Street in Skerries presented a ‘Buddy Bench’ to St Patrick’s JNS, Skerries last week. They approached Balbriggan Mens Shed and asked them to construct the Buddy Bench. The whole concept of the Buddy Bench started off in America. It…

Texaco Art

Entries For Texaco Art Competition

Last year a total of eight pupils from schools across the North County won prizes in the annual ‘Texaco Children’s Art’ competition. This competition has been running since 1955 and is one of the oldest and most prestigious art competitions in the country. The search for new artists has now…


Swords School Celebrates 60 Years

St. Finian’s Community College, formerly Swords Vocational School is celebrating its diamond jubilee this academic year. A Gala Dinner will be held on Friday, 10th February 2017 at 7.30 pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords to mark the occasion. Since its inception in North Street, St. Finian’s has made…