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Balbriggan Bucks The Trend

While schools throughout the North County are bursting at the seams with the demand for school places,there are signs that there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Last Tuesday saw Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan open it’s doors to 70 new students from throughout the North County….

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Balbriggan Class Reunion

Balbriggan Community College is holding a 20th Anniversary Debutante Reunion. This black-tie event takes place on Friday 9th of October at the Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan. It is open to Leaving Certificate students who from 1989 or anyone who started attending the College in 1984 as a first year…

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Bright Sparks Light The Way

There were tears of joy and happiness when 13, 856 Leaving Cert and 817 Leaving Cert Applied students throughout Dublin got the results of their Leaving Certs last Wednesday. In the North County, schools appeared to fare well with most reporting results in line with last year. Fingal Community College…

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Malahide Pupils Win Agri-Award

Mrs Shaw’s sixth class students, from Pope John Paul N.S. Malahide, were delighted to receive a cheque for E1,200 and certificate at the All Ireland Award Ceremony last week held in UCD by Trevor Sargent TD Minister of Food and Horticulture. ‘The Incredible Edibles Growing Challenge’ is an Agri-Aware initiative which aims to increase childrens’…

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Number Of College Places To Increase

Around 2,500 new places on part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be available from September as part of the Government’s efforts to retrain and upskill the labour force, it was said recently. Announcing the issue of calls for proposals by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) for these places today, Minister…

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Balbriggan Principal And Former Teacher Retires

Aidan Herron, current principal of St Teresa’s National School Balbriggan, is about to retire after 10 years. Aidan has been living in Rush for over 30 years, and loves the area and wouldn’t think of living anywhere else. He is happily married to Ann-Marie with whom he has two children….

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Stamullen’s Scoil Naomh Pádraig Officially Opened

The long awaited extension to Scoil Naomh Pádraig in Stamullen was officially opened and blessed by the Most Reverend Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, on June 12. Michael Fox, principal of the school for the last 20 years, told the County Leader, “It’s a wonderful facility to have and we…