Well done to the students of Athy College who today remembered the foundation of the first Dáil, re-enacted the 1919 roll call and read the Declaration of Independence. Before going home the whole school stood to attention for national anthem and received a lapel badge commemorating the occasion. Athy College supporting our past with pride.
On 21st January 1919 many Irish elected representatives who had been elected to the House of Commons decided instead to establish our own government - the government which we still have today - Dáil Eireann.
Athy College will be re-enacting the first Dáil's roll call, the reading of the Declaration of Independence, the raising of the tricolour and the singing of our national anthem on Monday. On 21st Jan 1919 the War of Independence began which ended in 1922 with the establishment of the 26 county Irish Free state.
21st January is one of the most important dates in the Irish calendar and Athy College staff and students are proud to hold this commemoration
Transition Year students attending the 3D Printing Expo at Citywest Convention Centre. They met many interesting exhibitors who told them about career prospects within the engineering and technology industry and demonstrated the many applications of 3D printing bringing STEM to life for these lucky students!
On Tuesday 8th of January the minor girls soccer team played Presentation, Carlow at home. Despite taking an early 1-0 lead with a brilliant individual effort from Erin Brereton Foley the minor girls did not end up winning the game however they put in an incredible performance in both defence and attack in a very close game. Sarah Grimes was outstanding in goal pulling off some magnificent saves and there were fantastic defensive displays from Naomi Kelly Burke, Lea Zawada and Molly Doyle Walsh. In attack Georgina Grufferty, Erin Brereton Foley and Lisa Badakin were always threatening when on the ball and also worked tirelessly in defence. Gabija Svetokaite and Hannah McDermott and Niamh Fitzgerald showed great determination and work rate all through the game working tirelessly in attack and defence. The girls are looking forward to their next game.
Many thanks to our Japanese visitors for their rendition of our national anthem on their final night with us
Athy College is delighted to exchange cultures with our Japanese friends from Sapporo. During their stay the students learned a little Irish melody and even picked up some skills on the tin whistle. Thanks Ms Caesar