Transition Year

Amy's Book of Irish Traditions Reaches NFTE Semi-Final

Amy McGonigle

Congratulations to Amy McGonigle TY, who recently reached the semi-final of the Foróige NFTE Enterprise Competition with her book - Twelve Months of Irish Traditions & Superstitions. The book is available for purchase at: Sinéad’s Creations & Newsagents; Centra Clonmany; Clonmany Post Office; McKenna’s Centra Buncrana; St. Columbcille Village Clonmany. All proceeds go to St.Columbcille Village/High Support Unit in Clonmany.

The following Derry Journal article tells the full story...

READ 'Grandfather and granddaughter join forces for book on Irish traditions and superstitions'

Twelve Months of Irish Traditions and Superstitions

Twelve Months of Irish Traditions and Superstitions - a booklet compiled and illustrated by Amy Mc Gonigle TYB. A great read, a great gift and a great preservation of our past. Cost is €10 with proceeds being donated to local charities. 

Copies are available in Catriona's Newsagents, Centra and the Post Office (Clonmany).

12 Months of Irish Traditions COVER FB Page 1

TY Christmas Coffee & Crafts

TY Christmas Crafts 2019

TY Christmas Coffee & Crafts photo album

On Friday, 13th December, the TYs hosted a coffee morning in the Aras. As well as the tae, coffee and cookies, the pupils also had bucket loads of crafty Christmas ornaments for sale, along with rows of sweets and treats. With the Christmas tunes blaring and the Christmas jumpers flying about the place, it was the first real sign of Christmas in CCS. No one's complaining!

TY Rosscor Residentials

Rosscor Residenbtia lTY 2019

TY Rosscor Residentials photo album

The first TY cohort headed off to Rosscor on 21st October for their two-night Residential. Upon arrival the students were faced with their first challenge - making their bed, which required putting on a duvet cover and a pillow slip. Some were naturals while others were obviously first-timers. Beds made and it was off to get ready for activity 1 - kayaking and water trampolining. Day 2 Activity - bus drive to Mullaghmore where the TYs did pier jumping, swimming and jumping off a rather high platform. Ms. Farren was quite happy to observe and look after personal belongings. (Well someone had to do it!) Afternoon activity saw the TYs climb a hill although some did refer to it as a mountain - it was a small hill! After dinner all students gathered around the camp fire, singing, dancing and toasting marshmallows. The zipline in the dark through the forest was quite a scary experience, and one not to be repeated. Great bunch and a wonderful three days. Thanks to Sean, Shannon and Glenn. Also to the leaders in Rosscor and of course our wonderful chef.