Best of luck to Athy College PE teacher, Alison Miller, who togs out for the Ireland Womens Rugby team against England this Friday night. Go Alison. 5pm RTE
Competition for tenders for the Design Team of the soon to be 1000 pupil facility at Athy College closes at the end of January. This project is now on the treadmill and over the next 18 months or so should move to planning and construction. This investment of approx 10 million euro will create a landmark project for the town and should have a very large spinoff value to the business and wider community. Good news for Athy.
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