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Rush Student Awarded UCD Ad Astra Scholarship

A former pupil of St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, Culann Noonan, has been awarded an Ad Astra Academy scholarship for academic excellence by University College Dublin. Culann Noonan, 18, from Rush was awarded an Ad Astra Academy scholarship for his outstanding academic achievement at an awards ceremony on January 30th,…

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Rush School Bake For Daffodil Day

Each year the parents committee at Rush National school hold an Easter bake sale fundraiser and this year was another not to disappoint. Speaking to the County Leader, Rachel Long from Rush National school said, ‘the children were asked to contribute home-baked goods with an Easter theme, which were then…


Exciting Fundraiser For Gaelscoil Bhrian Boroimhe

Cairde na Scoile, the Parents’ Association of Gaelscoil Bhrian Boroimhe (GSBB) in Applewood, Swords have a really appealing fundraiser planned, that is sure to have everyone bopping the night away. Secretary of GSCC Cairde na Scoile, Miriam Lynch told the County Leader about the exciting fundraiser. She said: “What we…


Battle of the Book

Dublin Airport Supports Reading Initiative

More than 180 children from six schools in the North County gathered in the Riasc Centre, Swords to attend the final day of The Battle of the Book reading initiative, sponsored by Dublin Airport and organised by Fingal Libraries. The Battle of the Book is a reading programme designed for…


North County’s New Trad School Celebrates

Traditional Irish music school, Craobh Na Mara, recently celebrated its First Year Anniversary with a very special celebration concert at the Seamus Ennis Arts centre. It was a great success with children, teens and adults playing to a packed house. Craobh Na Mara is the new North Fingal branch of…


Specsavers Balbriggan

Balbriggan Pupils Enjoy Insightful Time At Specsavers

The team at Specsavers Balbriggan was delighted to recently welcome pupils from the local Educate Together National School, where they learned all about being an optician and audiologist, and the inner workings of an optical lab. Over two days, 40 pupils were given a guided tour of the lab from…


Exciting Times For St Finian’s Community College

St Finian’s Community College Swords held a very successful Intercultural Day at the school recently. It was an initiative organised by the Student Council to celebrate the inclusion and unity amongst students. It was a great opportunity to learn about other students culture in a fun and positive way. The…


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Balbriggan School’s Temporary Accommodation Approved

There was good news for teachers and pupils of St Molaga’s NS in Balbriggan with the news that the temporary accommodation that the school applied for, has been given the green light. The good news was relayed to school principal Pauline Costello in a letter she received from Senator James…