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Come on the Jes…

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A photo of Warren Gatland Lions Coach with a signed Lions Jersey saying “Come on the Jes” Read More »

President returns for a big day at his kids’ old school

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The President of Ireland highlighted his family’s special connection with Coláiste Iognáid when he was guest of  honour at the official opening of three new buildings at the school on Friday. President Michael D. Higgins pointed out that all four of his children were past pupils of the school, affectionately known as the Jes, which has been revamped at a ... Read More »

Palmer Cup Final 2014

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Well done to the Senior Hockey Squad for the valiant effort in the Palmer Cup Final against Salerno last Friday 7th March.  Despite a hard fought battle- the finals score was 2-0 to Salerno Read More »

Jes Debating Success at Oxford Union…

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Congratulations to Frank O’Neill and Eoghan Finn on their successful trip to the UK for the International Competition for Senior Debaters at Oxford. They finished in the top third of all teams. Congratulations to Kate Duggan and Philip Buckley who qualified for the International Competition for Young Debaters and will represent Ireland in Cambridge on 5th May. Read More »

Jes Success at Connacht Debating Finals….

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The Connacht Debating Finals were held in Coláiste Iognáid last Saturday, 2nd March. It was a hugely successful day for Jes debating and in all nine Jes pupils will now progress to the All-Ireland Finals on April 5th. Congratulations to Kate Duggan and Philip Buckley who won The Matheson Junior Debating Connacht Final. Kate was also awarded Best Speaker in ... Read More »

Jes Ski Trip to Lavarone

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This year’s 5th year ski trip was another fantastic success.   Sixty-two Jes students took to the slopes of Lavarone in the Italian Dolomites over the February mid-term break for some great times and great skiing.  Many thanks to the teachers and staff who organised the trip and accompanied the students: Liam Parkinson, Hugh Lavelle, Paul Kilraine, Rian Carney and Riona ... Read More »