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Coláiste Dún an Rí Students with Chariperson CMETB Mr Sean McKiernan, Chief Executive CMET Mr John Kearney, Chair of the Board of Management Cllr Clifford Kelly, Principal Fergal Boyle and Deputy Principal Mr Tommy McCormick




Our Track and Field team had a tremendous performance at the County Cavan Schools competition, which took place in the Peace Link in Clones. Well done to all students who participated.

We had a very successful outing and all had a thoroughly enjoyable day.


Razvan Bogdan -1st Shot Putt

Razvan Bogdan -1st Javelin

Gary Curtis -1st High Jump

Adam O’Mahoney -2nd Shot Putt

Ava McCaul -2nd 100m

Rachel Farrelly- 3rd Javelin

Jason Carolan -3rd100m

Jason Carolan -3rd Relay

Kyle Farrell -3rd Relay

Josh Leahy -3rd Relay

Daniel Smith-3rd Relay























Well done to our soccer players who got their first win last week against Coláiste Oriall in Monaghan. The boy’s ran out 2-1 winners with goals coming from Daniel and Josh. Captain on the day was Josh in place of the injured Oisín. Man of the match was Dylan who displayed tremendous work rate throughout the game in midfield.

Our girls’ team also played a game after the first game had finished. Ava and Rachel shining through in their respective roles within the team.

Well done to all and special thank you to Coláiste Oriall for hosting and organising the games.

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Congratulations to all our Young Scientists who participated in this year's Dundalk IT SciFest on April 26th. Eight students form Coláiste Dún an Rí had six projects on display at the competition. We are delighted that two projects recieved awards on the day. Ava McCaul and Lucy Fitzsimons won the BioPharmaChem Ireland Chemistry award from thier project 'Troponin: Indicator of heart attack or shock to the system' while Emily Dickson won the Irish Science Teachers Award for the best project in the Junior Category for her project 'Breast Feeding Support Groups'. A further sucess of note was the Royal Society of Chemistry School Award presented to teacher Ms Lorraine Hickey. Well done to everyone.


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Our boy’s handball team had a successful day out at the Cavan Monaghan finals on March 3rd.

Oisín, Razvan, Tiernan and Jason did themselves and the school very proud. The boys reached the last four on the day, eventually losing out very narrowly to Virginia College who went on to win out the competition

Over ten schools from the region participated and we are very proud of the boy’s achievement.


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Well done to Allanah and Lucy who won third place in the Co Cavan Local Enterprise Board competition in March in the Slieve Russell. Coláiste Dún an Rí 's first trophy!


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As part of Engineering Week 2017, 6-10th March, students took part in a myrriad of activities throughout the week. On Monday students visited the new building of Coláiste Dún an Rí to see a first hand example of Enginnering.

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At the end of January Metalwork students were also offered the opportunity to go to A STEM centre (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) in South West College, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. This was organised in adavance of Engineering week to prommote Engineering within the school. Here students had the opportunity to enagage with engineering as they were sent back in time to World War 1. Here they were challenged with activities such as building tunnels to support heavy loads and designing their own aeroplanes whilst examining the forces that make aeroplanes fly.

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On Thursday Morning Terry Farrelly from O'Reilly Brothers concrete also visited the school were he gave staff and students and insight into the role of an engineer and outlined O'Reilly brothers involvement with the development of the new school. He showed students detailed auto-cad drawings of how the school was designed and how this was used to manufacture the school. 

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Throughout the week various other activities took place which gave students a chance to test their knowledge of engineers and also there visuospatial skills. A key skill engineers must execute in order to visualise the outcome of their work.

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