Senior Book Club and TY Library Crew at ‘War Horse’


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

he 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 …

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Jes Debating Success at Oxford Union…

ongratulations 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.

Jes Ski Trip to Lavarone

his 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 …

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A New Era at the Jes

School Refurbishment and Extension This major school refurbishment and extension provides Jes pupils now and into future generations with a renewed and rejuvenated school campus that is up to date, yet steeped in tradition and ethos. The school community has raised considerable funds over the past number of years, and are now embarking on a …

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Trip to France

Les boulangeries et les filles ais quels souvenirs vont-ils garder de leur séjour en terre cathare ? «Les kébabs, pour Cillian, qui sont meilleurs qu’en Irlande». «Les boulangeries, ajoutent Bill et Tomàs, et particulièrement les pains au chocolat». «Les filles», laisse tomber timidement Conn, ce qui visiblement arrange bien ses petits copains. Critiques, ils le …

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