Back to school September 2016


Return dates 2016:

Thursday 25th August 2016         “Moving Up” Camp for 1st years –Cancelled due to ongoing works within the school

Monday 29th August 2016           1st years start

Tuesday 30th August 2016          3rd, 6th and LCA2 back

Wednesday 31st August 2016      2nd, 5th years back

Monday 5th September 2016       LCA1 and TY back

Tuesday 13th September 2016    PLC classes begin


PLC courses 2018 - now enrolling!

Winners of “Making Our Country More Inclusive” award!

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The Young Social Innovators “Speak Out” competition is a national competition for secondary schools, which aims to create a fair and equal world

Having got through to the final stages of this prestigious competition, a group of Transition Year students with their teacher, Leanne Wray and Ms Karen Mc Grath travelled to City West Hotel on 10th May to present their idea. The students were required to “speak out” about their project and answer challenging questions in front of a large audience, including Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.

The goal of Errigal College’s project was to create an awareness of the different nationalities in our school and to build a more welcoming atmosphere for those who don’t have English as their first language. They created a wallet-sized card for teachers to carry which had, ‘Hello, how are you?’ in different languages on it. This simple idea makes students feel more welcome as they come into the classroom, genius! They also created a placemat containing useful classroom phrases in the six most common languages in use in the school and these are in use in every classroom. 

There were over 400 entrants for this award and Errigal College finished cream of the crop in their category, proudly taking the trophy for, ‘Making Our Country More Inclusive’. This is a tremendous achievement and the college is immensely proud of how our students performed on the day.

Errigal College principal, Mr Charlie Cannon spoke of his delight. “We are very proud of our students’ and teacher’s achievement. They have worked extremely hard all year and it is fantastic to see this work recognised. Incredible achievement!”

For more photos, see our gallery.


5K route map Monday 23rd May 7.30 pm

***Important announcement in relation to the route for the 5K on Monday 23rd May 2016.***

Below is the route for the 5K.

This course has loops.

Event Marshalls will be signalling at all main turns for the course but the main point to remember is that you must go around the park 3 times and around St. Conal's 2 and half times.

On your way to the finish line at the back of St. Conal's you will be marshalled towards the finish line at the side of the old building.

Please spread the word.

Neil Gallagher checks out future business in Errigal College

Neil Gallagher (17th November 2014) paid a visit to Errigal College to lend some support to students who are running their very own school bank as part of AIB’s Build  a Bank Challenge. The Transition Year students have launched the “Bee a Saver” bank which is available for all students and staff members to open a bank account and save with the bank every Tuesday during lunchtime. This is a great way for the students to demonstrate their enterprise and leadership skills. This is a competition that Errigal College has participated in for several years as part of their Enterprise module in Transition Year.


The members of the Bee a Saver bank are:

Nicole Sweeney  Bank Manager

Luke Browne Assistant Bank Manager

Morgan Coyle  Marketing and Sales Representative

Hiba Khan  Financial Controller

Chelsea Kildea  Teller

Elaine McLoughlin  Teller


Best saver for Week 1 was John Nester. Congratulations John and enjoy your prize.