Welcome to Scoil Aireagail
As Principal of Scoil Aireagail I welcome you to our website. Scoil Aireagail is an excellent school and I am privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to contribute to the education of a generation of young people from the community. I do so in collaboration with a dedicated staff, a committed Board of Management, a loyal community and a hugely supportive Kilkenny/Carlow ETB. We strive for excellence in all aspects of our students’ education and are committed to realising the potential of each individual student.
Scoil Aireagail has woven itself into the fabric of the community in South Kilkenny for generations. I hope to see this relationship strengthen further and look forward to working and engaging with all in the school community in order to fulfil our shared aspirations for our students.
Mr. Liam O’Brien
First year students Amy Duggan and Cian Dungan have qualified for the final of the “Irish Junior Maths Competition 2014″ at De La Salle College, Waterford on Friday night the 9th May.
Also Darragh Aylward and Margaret Irish have been selected as one of the top 500 MATHletes from across Ireland and as a result are representing the school at the Provincial final of the “Mathletes Challenge 2014″ at Dublin City University on Saturday the 10th May.
We wish them well!
Thanks to all who contributed to the event; the catering, music, cleaning, live streaming, contributors to magazine, sponsors for Easter raffle, Parents’ Council, the list goes on and on. I would like to pay a special tribute to the organising committee and to three members in particular; Maureen Roche, Annette Muldowney and Bobby, Theirs was the inspiration and dedication that ensured that it would be the success it was. It was great also to see all previous principals there on the evening. Their contribution to the school is still very much remembered. . The photos capture the past principals and the committee members.
What an excellent night the school community of Scoil Aireagal enjoyed last Friday at the ‘Cherishing Our Past’ event. Approximately 400 past pupils and others associated with the school enjoyed a unique exhibition of school memorabilia, ranging from old photographs, newspaper cuttings and video footage, to project work from students past and present. They came from far and wide to be part of the 55th year anniversary of the school’s contribution to education in the community. The event was also streamed live to an international audience.
The atmosphere on the evening was fantastic as people renewed acquaintances and savoured a trip down memory lane. There was much humour and warmth at seeing familiar faces. A feature of the evening was a number of families who could boast three generations who had been educated at Scoil Aireagail. It was a truly memorable weekend with a steady stream of visitors also enjoying the exhibition on the Saturday. Thanks to all who came and thanks also for generously supporting the Easter raffle and ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign in aid of the school’s infrastructural development. The commemorative ‘Cherishing Our Past’ magazine remains on sale in the school. Please contact the school if you would like to purchase a copy or contribute to the fundraising activities.