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Six local students receive Business Award

Six local students receive Business Award

Six students from Coláiste Dún Iascaigh have received an award from Waterford Institute of Technology for achieving an ‘A’ grade in Higher Level Business Studies in the Junior Certificate 2013.

This was a great honour for the students who were praised for their efforts by the head of the School of Business Mr. Thomas O’Toole. Teachers Martina Harrahill and Pat Cunningham expressed delight at the fine standards reached by their charges in the exam, almost doubling the national average for A grades in the exam.

School principal, Mary Finnegan Burke, applauded the students and their parents who supported them throughout their studies in Coláiste Dún Iascaigh. She also expressed her confidence that the students would repeat these high standards when it comes to the Leaving Certificate.

The Colaiste was represented by Caoimhe Condon, Mary Condon O’Connor, Kenneth Conlon, Aoife Corcoran, Éanna Heffernan, and Daragh Howard. Refreshments were provided on the night and students were given the opportunity to view the WIT School of Business.
Night Classes

Coláiste Dún Iascaigh’s night classes for the autumn term will start shortly. Classes will run for between four to six weeks in the Coláiste on Tuesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm each week. Classes in calligraphy, self-defence and french for beginners, basic decorating in the home, computers for beginners, flower arranging and how to trace your family tree.

All classes will be run subject to numbers interested. For further information contact the school at 05274442424 or

Great American Songbook Concert
Have you ever fancied sharing an evening with Judy Garland or Frank Sinatra? “The Great American Songbook” variety concert, presented by Tipperary Musical Society, focuses on the most influential American songs of the 20th century. The fundraising concert is at 8pm on Saturday, November 2, in New Inn Community Hall. Tickets €15 at Purcells shop (New Inn) or by calling Jayne Mcconnon 0894292101 or Julie Hennessy on 0868071014. The Parents Council at Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal asks for your support proceeds from this concert will go towards the school.