Coláiste na hInse Legacy Debate

To celebrate the school’s ten year anniversary, the Coláiste na hInse Debating Society organised a legacy debate and invited Ryan Tubridy as host. The RTÉ star hosted the lunchtime debate on the motion “The Irish Education System has Failed its Young People”, which saw the Coláiste’s upcoming debaters, coached by senior debating champions, demonstrate their oratorical skills in front of a packed lunchtime audience in the school’s library.

The second debate, was held at 7pm in An Grianán, and this special event saw many former students returning to CNI to participate. On the evening there were no fewer than seven national champions, two provincial champions and two brave teachers speaking. The debate was judged by the current Irish Debating Coach, Aodhan Peelo and hosted by Fianna Fail Education Spokesperson, Thomas Byrne. Many thanks to all who attended and supported the event, which was a fitting celebration of the Debating Society’s outstanding success in Coláiste na hInse.

Ryan Tubridy Became a Dlta in Coliste na hInse 640x480

Ryan Tubridy Presenting Awards at CNI Legacy Debate 640x480

Important Information for Incoming Idirbliain Dáltaí and Tuismitheoirí

Hopefully dáltaí are close to being fully prepared for the Idirbliain year ahead. An updated Introduction Letter to Idirbliain is available here, and it has also been emailed to all students. If you have not received the email, please contact Máistir McCabe.

The key information is that the second work experience week will be January 21st-25th. Also, for those of you that intend to work with younger children on your work experience (primary school teaching, creche, coaching etc), you must complete the Garda Vetting Process. See for more details and discuss vetting with the people providing you with work experience. The process will take at least eight weeks, so get started now!


​Make sure to be ambitious in securing your work experience- it should be your dream career, rather than an easy option.

We look forward to welcoming Idirbliain dáltaí back to school on August 23rd!

Dáltaí Complete Junior Gaisce

A small cohort of our 2u bhliain daltai who were taking part in the Junior Gaisce Pilot programme recently completed the “Adventure Journey” section of the programme. These daltai have been completing various components of the programme throughout the year. The programme was broken down into three of the following sections: (i) Personal Skills; (ii) Community Involvement; (iii) Physical Recreation. Howth Head provided the final obstacle for our daltai! It’s safe to say that all of the daltai excelled in the 10km route. A very well done to all daltai involved, and a special mention to M. Gallagher for running such a cohesive programme! Our daltai will be among the first in the country to collect a President’s Medal in the coming weeks to highlight their hard work throughout the academic year!

Over 300 School Yearbooks Sold!

Over three hundred copies of the CNI School Yearbook were sold, with a limited number still available from the school. The book is a special, commemorative ten year anniversary edition, including 184 pages packed with photos of every rang group and individual photographs of dáltaí, as well as a selection of articles, poetry, short stories and more.
Congratulations to all involved, and thank you again to all of our generous sponsors!
Yearbook Cover

An Cuan Dáltaí Enjoy Day on the Beach

Last Wednesday 16th May saw the students from An Cuan venture down to Bettystown beach for their PE class to take advantage of the sunshine and warm weather. They took part in a mini sports day, competing in the 100m sprint, the sack race and the 'spud and spoon' race, which seemed the safer alternative to the traditional egg and spoon! Victors of the 100m sprint and sack race emerged

quite easily, while the winner of the spud and spoon race was harder to gauge. After a couple of trial runs with the rules being looked on as 'guidelines', out third race allowed us to find winners of 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. The day was topped off by an ice cream, and a stroll through the dunes taking in the views of the golf course, to relax after all the excitement. A lovely day was had by all.

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