Class Trips

Rome and Pompeii 2013

During the Easter holidays of 2013, 2nd and TY and 5th year students will go to Italy for 4 nights.  They will visit the Vatican City, Rainbow Magic Land, Naples and Pompeii, as well as taking in a tour of all the sights of Rome.

Lourdes 2012

Twenty students  from 5th Year travelled to Lourdes with the helpers from the Mitchelstown Carmelite Group on September 27th  for 5 days.  The girls helped to look after the sick and all found the experience very rewarding.

The National Ploughing Championships

Every second year LCVP and Agricultural Science students from 5th and 6th Year go to the National Ploughing Championships.  This trip is very relevant to both programmes and enables students to gather relevant material to enhance their studies

The Gaisce Walk
The Gaisce Walk takes place each year between March and  May for Transition and Fifth year students who are taking part in the Gaisce programme.  Students take part in a walk of 25 kilometres and stay overnight in a hostel.  The school regularly goes to the Burren to complete this activity.

Career Options Cork

Final year students attend this career exhibition annually in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork.  It is organised by the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and colleges from all over Ireland and the UK are present.  Students, in the course of their research into college choices can talk to personel from the various colleges to assist them in their career search.

College Open Days

Outings to college open days are organised for senior cycle students.  Leaving Certificate Applied students will be brought to PLC colleges in Cork, usually in the spirng.  Examples of colleges visited have been St John’s College, College of Commerce and Colaiste Stiofan Naofa.

French and German Exchanges

The Languages Department has extablished valuable links with schools in Germany and France.  Each year TY and 5th Year students travel to the country relevant to the language they are studying.  They stay with a family and attend school.  A student from their host family then visits them in Ireland, stays with the family of the student taking part in the exchange and attends our school.  This programme is very helpful to the students in their oral examinations.