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

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Senior Book Club and the TY Library Crew headed to Dublin yesterday (1st April) to watch the much acclaimed show ‘War Horse’ in the Bord Gáis Theatre in Dublin.  In all the trip was  a huge success – the show was spectacular and it was a happy if exhausted group of 3rd, 4th and 5th years who returned to the ... Read More »

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


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 »

Jes Debating Success at Oxford Union…

Neill representing Ireland in Oxford on Saturday

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….


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


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 »

New Website


Our new website is under development and is currently being updated!! Read More »

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 drive to bring this long ... Read More »

Senior and Junior rugby teams narrowly failing to qualify


The first half of the rugby season has been very active with both the Senior and Junior rugby teams narrowly failing to qualify for the final stages of their leagues. Since the group stages finished in early November each squad has played several friendlies to prepare for their cup campaign in January. Notable fixtures during the term were the visit ... Read More »

Trip to France


Les boulangeries et les filles Mais 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 sont également. «La circulation est ... Read More »